Worked from the frozen poles to the tropical equator, specializing In immersive imagery of dynamic and fast-moving animals and events. Worked on projects for National Geographic, Disney Films, Netflix, and the BBC, including Blue Planet 2 and Our Planet. He owns and maintains a Red Helium 8K and Red Dragon 6K Underwater Imaging System and is CCR TRIMIX and CAVE qualified. Worked for BBC Natural History on the Nature's Great Events series directed by Hugh Pearson and began his apprenticeship under cameramen Didier Noirot and Doug Anderson. During this period, he narrated and co-directed three documentaries with Craig and Damon Foster. "Into the Dragon's Lair" was nominated for an Emmy for best Cinematography in 2010, and the sequel, 'Touching the Dragon," was selected as one of the feature shows for National Geographic's 125th centenary year celebrations. Roger was also nominated for Best Narration at Jackson Hole in the blue-chip sequence for John Downer's "Earthflight" for producer Rob Pilley. Roger had completed a long-term assignment from John Downer to film bottle-nose dolphins for the "Spy in the Pod" series. These documentaries were aired on BBC One in 2013, and two sequences on the BBC Atlantic series for producer Ted Giffords 2010. Spent 110 days filming for Silverback Films on Disneynature's "Blue" for director Keith Scholey and worked as a second unit DOP on the National Geographic "Into the Okavango" feature directed by Neil Gelinas. He was appointed as the underwater DOP on the National Geographic Pristine Seas Expedition to Tristan da Cunha, led by Paul Rose, working for producer Alex Verville. For Blue Planet 2, Horrocks received cinematography credits on four of the six main episodes, shooting for producers Jonathan Smith, Katheryn Jeffs, and Joe Steven. For his contribution to the series, he was awarded a BAFTA for Outstanding Cinematography in 2018. He worked for producer Hugh Pearson on the Coastal Seas and High Seas episodes of the Netflix original series “Our Planet,” produced by Silverback Films. He won a nomination alongside cameraman Jamie McPherson for Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program at the 2019 PrimeTime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. He was one of two Underwater DOP’s hired by Jonathan Smith of the BBC Natural History Unit to shoot underwater screensavers for Apple TV. He is working on an ocean series for Netflix. He was the director of photography on “My Octopus Teacher,” which won the Best Documentary Feature in the 93rd Oscars Award (2021).
I am driven by the elements of nature, pushed by the wind, and drawn by the waves. I thrive in extreme conditions. The bigger the swell and stronger the winds, the better. My main passion in life is kitesurfing. I also enjoy surfing, skating, and being outdoors. “Speed and power is everything as well as good technique. But maybe more important: if you want something in life, you need to put your mind to it and give it your full focus.” My focus point for now is Red Bull King of The Air. My Achievements: 2020 Redbull King Of The Air……………7th 2019 Redbull King Of The Air……………9th 2018 Redbull King Of The Air……………10th 2017 Redbull Megaloop Challenge………1st 2017 Woo World Record…………………34m 2016 South African Wave Tour…………..1st 2015 Redbull King Of The Air……………13th 2015 Redbull Megaloop Challenge……..5th Sponsored by Core kiteboarding || Brunotti || Dirty habits
I am a 19-year-old water sports athlete born and raised in Durban, South Africa. My primary competitive water sports discipline is stand-up paddleboarding. I have competed at the World Championships for Stand Up paddleboarding. I am also a competent surfer and hydrofoil surfer, wing-foiler, kitesurfer, and general lover of the ocean, and I am a team rider for two of the world’s leading water sports equipment brands F-one and Manera. When I am not in the water training in these various water sports disciplines, I am a full-time artist, selling my paintings into the American and European markets. I am a black belt and have National colors for Judo, have a Silver medal and Bronze medal in the US Open. My Achievements: South African junior women's Surfing (Stand Up Paddle Surfing) Champ 2018 Top-ranked South African junior women’s Stand-Up Paddle racing Joined F-one and Manera national teams 2020 Top 10 junior at ICF Stand Up Paddle Sprint World Champs 2019 South African National colors for Judo Sponsored by F-One || Manera
"Three Times World Big Wave Surfing Champion. Grant Baker also know as "Twiggy" began surfing at the age of 13. He started surfing bigger waves around Indonesia and Western Australia as well as exploring Africa for new waves. Searched for and surfed larger waves in South Africa. He found them between Jeffreys Bay, Cape Town and up the West coast. When the Big Wave Africa event started in 1999 he was able to study and learn from the international surfers coming to surf the Big Wave Africa competition. My competitive career began in 2003 when he placed third in a paddle comp at 18-20ft Dungeons in the Big Wave Africa event. "I love surfing and my favorite part about surfing is when the waves get challenging" . My accomplishments so far: I started tow surfing and experienced massive Dungeons for the first time (25-30ft). I surfed Mavericks, Todos, and Waimea for the first time during a trip to Hawaii and mainland USA. In 2006, I was voted into the Mavericks event by online poll and managed to win the event, becoming the Mavericks Surf Contest Champion (20ft waves) Winner of the XXL Biggest wave award (65ft Tafelberg) An invite to The Eddie in 2009 Winner of XXL ride of the year 2010 Big Wave World Champion 2014 WSL Big Wave World Champion 2016 Nazare Challenge winner 2018 WSL World Champion for a third time in 2019 "Three Times World Big Wave Surfing Champion." I still want to compete for a few years yet, and a 4th World title remains my goal! Featured In: TV : Sky Sports || ESPN || SuperSport || NBC || Red Bull Media Digital : Surfline || Stab || Surfer || Zigzag || ESPN Sponsored By: Billabong || Oakley || Vissla || Isurus || NorthCore || FOne || BOS || Poison City
About: I am a 21-year-old water sports athlete born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. My primary competitive water sports discipline is kite surfing, focusing on the new school era of strapless wave-riding and freestyle. However, I am also a competitive stand-up paddle surfer as well as a competent hydrofoil surfer, wing-foiler, surfer, and general lover of the ocean, and I am an international team rider for two of the world’s leading water sports equipment brands, F-one and Manera. When I am not in the water training in these various water sports disciplines, I am a student studying product design at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology with the hopes of combining my passion for water sports and design with working as a designer in the watersports industry ultimately. My Achievements: South African men’s Wave Kitesurfing Champ 2019 Top-ranked South African men’s Stand-Up Paddle Surfing 2019 Joined F-one and Manera international teams 2019 South African colors for Surfing (Stand Up Paddle Surfing) 2018/19 Top 10 at ISA Stand Up Paddle Surfing World Champs 2018 Western Province colors for Kitesurfing 2017 Junior South African Kitesurfing Champ 2017 Junior South African Stand-Up Paddle Surfing Champ 2017 Featured In Daily Maverick || The Independent on Saturday || IKSURFMAG || The Kiteboarder (USA) || Kiteboarder Magazine (FR) || KitelifeMagazin || Access Kiteboard Magazine || DSTV - SuperSport Sponsored By F-one || Manera || Scarfini || ÛsThe Movement || ButtaNutt || SurfEars || Creatures of Leisure || Red Bull || Boost Africa Foundation || Under Armour || New Balance
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