Hectometer: World Record

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I remember being infatuated with Luc Besson’s strange film the Big Blue as a kid and wondered what it must be like to free dive deep into the ocean. Matty Brown attempts to articulate that feeling in this ‘visual poem’ based on William Trubridge’s world record free dive of 100 meters. With only a single breath and no weights Trubridge descended into the world’s deepest blue hole, Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas. He did so to help shed light on the plight of the world’s smallest cetacean, the Hector’s Dolphin of New Zealand.


Directed and Edited by Matthew Brown
Written and Produced by William Trubridge verticalblue.net
Director of Photography – Matthew Brown

Jason Sapp
Paul Heinerth
Brian Kakuk
Charlie Beede
Brian Pucella
Alfredo Romo
Paolo Valenti
Igor Liberti

Matthew Brown
Nic Rowan
Dolphin Footage – Liz Slooten, Steve Dawson, and NZ Whale and Dolphin Trust
Music Composed by Christopher Ward
Voice Coaches – Linda Trubridge and Gerry Dinnage

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


Here’s sort of the making-of/behind the scenes (basically bloopers) of the video, hehe tinyurl.com/73n99pz

shot on the naked Canon HV40 (R.I.P) and edited with Sony Vegas

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Inhouse Design: Updates

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New Zealand studio Inhouse Design has updated with some classic and tasty new graphic design for packaging and branding.

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Everything: Updates

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Auckland, New Zealand based design agency Everything has updated with some exceptional branding work. Overall, they keep things simple, bright and sharp. They don’t shy away from color but wield it when it works to enliven their client’s brand. It’s an inspiring body of considered work that any studio would be proud of.

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Chris Sisarich

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Wow, photographer Chris Sisarich snaps some amazing images from places around the world most of us will never have the chance to see and sometimes he does it in the name of advertising. Not a bad gig but it’s all due to his genuine talent.

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In House Design

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New Zealand based studio In House Design has updated with some lovely new print and branding work for several clients. It’s all tightly considered work that makes great use of typography. You can’t miss with the font Black Slabbath.

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Derek Henderson

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Photographer Derek Henderson has captured some stunning imagery of the people and places within New Zealand. It’s a place many of us will never see but Henderson manages to grasp a tangible piece of the remarkable personality that must make up this amazing country.

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House of Aroha

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House of Aroha is a retail store based in Napier, New Zealand showcasing design, art, music and what we love.” The love shows as they have some fine little finds available to add to your personal stash of art treasure.

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Pie is a New Zealand based quarterly creative newspaper/zine that looks really nice and has some equally quality content to read. It’s also very reasonably priced. Inspiration served.

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Auckland based design studio Everything has some exceptionally beautiful branding and print work in their portfolio. They take a a no nonsense approach to brand strategy and brand identity design, brand guidelines, brochures, websites, marketing communications, vehicle liveries, destination branding, exhibition design, signage, clothing and uniforms, advertising campaigns, marketing suites, annual reports, logos, information graphics, enewsletters, posters, direct mail, furniture, bikes, packaging, games…everything.

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In House Design

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There is some really attractive work in the portfolio of New Zealand design agency In House.

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Ministry Of Aesthetics

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Ministry of Aesthetics (MOA) is the studio of Vancouver based New Zealand designer/illustrator Aaron Hogg.

Brilliant name and some equally brilliant illustration work.

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Clean, crispy, colorful and impossible not to like graphic design work from New Zealander Jeremy Evans.

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Inhouse Design Group

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New Zealand-based Inhouse Design Group offers up a long horizontal scroll of tasty design.

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Experimenta is a design studio based out of Wellington, New Zealand. They concentrate on working for clientele such as artist, galleries, museums, music and education. They prefer a subtle, minimalist approach to their creative solutions. They have some very restrained but classic work in their portfolio.

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