Most days on the ocean are special, but every once in a awhile the stars and the moon and all the other elements align, and the ocean is magical. This is some of the footage we got in two consecutive day outings in June 2010. Hope you enjoy. All shots were done while breath hold diving. You can learn more about freediving at http://www.evolvefreediving.com and you can see more of D.J. Struntz photos at http://www.djstruntzphoto.com. Music is by the band Radiohead. Enjoy the show!
My new class giving a peak at my creative process! skl.sh/matty
This is the visual poem of William Trubridge's world record freedive to 100 meters (one hectometer, basically one football field length and back) in order to bring light to the plight of the world's smallest cetacean, the Hector's Dolphin of New Zealand. With one breath of air and diving without weights, fins or any propulsive assistance, William descended to 101 meters in the waters of Dean's Blue Hole, Bahamas, the deepest blue hole in the world.
This short documentary of the record attempts to transmit what it is like to freedive deep beneath the surface, and how we can return to explore our potential as an aquatic mammal in the search to help our endangered cousins of the seas.
Directed and Edited by Matthew Brown
Written and Produced by William Trubridge verticalblue.net
Director of Photography - Matthew Brown
Dolphin Footage - Liz Slooten, Steve Dawson, and NZ Whale and Dolphin Trust
Music Composed by Christopher Ward
Voice Coaches - Linda Trubridge and Gerry Dinnage
TEAM VERTICAL BLUE
AIDA Judges - Ute Geßmann and Ben Weiss
Coach/Timekeeper - Brittany Trubridge
Deep Safety Divers - Paul Heinerth, Brian Kakuk, and Jason Sapp
Safety Divers - Charlie Beede, Brian Pucella, and Alfredo Romo
Still Photography by Igor Liberti and Paolo Valenti