Bill Breithaupt had the realization that photography and filmmaking were what he wanted to do in life. By age 9 he was enrolled in film classes, and made his first film "This One Will Kill You". The film was screened at the Mill Valley Film Festival. With a competitive streak ever-present in his character, as well as a high level of energy, Bill was involved in many sports including swim team, soccer and As his skills grew, followed by his trophy collection, he decided to attract the attention of sponsors by filming his incredible tricks. Bills idea worked, and under the sponsorship of such companies as Independent Trucks, Skate Rags Clothing Co, Stylized Sun Glasses and Walker Skateboards, Bill went on to win more skate competitions, bigger trophies and even more sponsors. He then returned to his earlier passion of filmmaking. Apprenticing under the photographer Mike Voorhees in Newport Beach, CA he improved his framing techniques. He studied graphic arts at the Art Institute of So. California, film/audio techniques at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, FL computer animation under Pixar animator Jimmy Hayward at the Academy of Art San Francisco.
With a competitive streak ever-present in his character, as well as a high level of energy, Bill was involved in many sports including swim team, soccer and skateboarding. Skateboarding became his passion. As his skills grew, followed by his trophy collection, he decided to attract the attention of sponsors by filming his incredible t
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Burning Man founder Larry HarveyBurning Man Selfie from Director Bill Breithaupt
Burning Man 200135mm film shoot: Brawley, CA
Yes! Breithaupt also invented THE SELFIE at age 9
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Hawaiian Skydive Do something everyday that scares you!
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Burning Man Selfie from Director Bill Breithaupt
He then returned to his earlier passion of filmmaking. Apprenticing under the photographer Mike Voorhees in Newport Beach, CA he improved his framing techniques. He studied graphic arts at the Art Institute of So. California, film/audio techniques at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, FL computer animation under Pixar animator Jimmy Hayward at the Academy of Art San Francisco.
"BEST DIRECTOR" 2013 Burning Man 2008 (10 Years)
Solar Eclipse (Idaho) 2017 8 camera set up
Bill Breithaupt Receives a STANDING OVATION in Santa Cruz for his film AquaBurn
Brixton London Coney Island New York The Village New York
Adrenaline Network Directed by Bill Breithaupt
Star Wars Fan Film "Valley of Judgement" Starring and directed by Bill Breithaupt
Star Wars - Valley of Judgement
He began his career making videos: music, modeling, wedding, corporate and extreme sports, you name it, he has probably caught it on film. None of that compared to the footage he began capturing in 1999 when he was invited to by a friend to attend and film the annual Burning Man Festival held in Black Rock City, Nevada.
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What started off as fulfilling a friend’s request for a souvenir video of the event became a passion for Bill. He passed out the edited footage to friends, who passed it to friends, who gave it to their friends,
Lake Tahoe Scuba DiveAquaBurn "The Director's Cut"
Janet Leigh as Marion Crane in Alfred Hitchcok's "PSYCHO"
Richard Kiel as JAWS in "The Spy Who Loved Me"
Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in "Star Wars"
Geoffrey Lewis "High Plains Drifter" & "Every Which Way But Loose"
Ian Mcdiarmid as Emperor "Senator Palpatine" Star Wars Saga
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker "STAR WARS"
Ray Park as Darth Maul "STAR WARS SAGA"
Jeremy Bulloch as Boba Fett "STAR WARS SAGA"
Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca "STAR WARS SAGA"
Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown in "Back to the Future"
"Lord of the Rings" Sean Astin
"The Goonies" - Sean Astin
Chris Kattan - "SNL" and "A Night at the Roxyberry"
Lindsey Wagner - "The Bionic Woman"
Linda Blair - "The Exorcist"
Michael Biehn - "Aliens, The Terminator, Tombstone"
Dee Wallace - "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Cujo, The Howling"
Nichelle Nicols As Uhura in Star Trek
Stan Lee creator of "Spider-Man"
Cary Elwes From Robin Hood Men in Tights and The Princess Bride
David Naughton as David Kessler in "American Werewolf in London"
"Beware The Moon"
Ted Koppel - My very first autograph
Governor Gavin Newsom Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey
Interview with John D. (WW2 Tenth Mountain Division) Italy
World Famous Artist-Olivia De Berardinis
World Famous Artist-Steve Caballero
Yes! I was a Mary Kay consultant Mary Kay's office - Texas headquarters
Camp Titicaca 2017
Burning Man Artist - Dr. Austin Richards - "Dr.MegaVolt"
Burning Man Artist - Peter Hudson - "Charon" - Stroboscopic Zoetrope
Burning Man Artist - Nate Smith - "Fire Tornado"
Head of Media Operations Jim Graham Burning Man - Media Mecca
"Piss Clear" Article - Media Mecca's Jim Graham's favorite film is AquaBurn
Media Operations Andie Grace London BM Regional Yoms
Bill Breithaupt gives lecture on fimmaking at Open Secrete
Full page write-up in the Novato Advance about filmmaker Bill Breithaupt
"The Thing" Legendary director John Carpenter "They Live"
Director of "Playing God" Andy Wilson
Pixar Advanced Animation Class Pixar Studios Jimmy Hayward-Animator
Jimmy Hayward Director "Two Bullets" Actors Jamie and Richard from "Two Bullets"
Jimmy Hayward director of "Two Bullets" Documentary by Bill Breithaupt
Jimmy Hayward Director of "Jonah Hex"Toy Story animators - Jimmy Hayward, Oren Jacobs and Mark Oftedal
Phil Lord & Christopher Miller George Lucas & JJ Abrams
Double Decker Couch Childhood Design by Bill Breithaupt at age 9
Bill Breithaupt's Computer Animation Demo Reel
World Famous Fashion Photographer Michael Voorhees
World Famous Thrasher Magazine Skateboarding Photographer Morizen Fo - AKA - MoFo
Breithaupt's first Film school Teacher Darrell Sevilla The 4th annual Mill Valley Fim Festival
Breithaupt's student film "THIS ONE'LL KILL YA" Screened at the Mill Valley Film Festival
"Halo on Fire" Music Video James Hetfield lead singer METALLICA
It was an honor to be in Metallica's Music video "Halo on Fire"
Mike Palm lead singer AGENT ORANGE
Chillin' Backstage with World Famous Singer MATISYAHU
Music Video for Matisyahu's song "RESERVOIR" Created by Bill Breithaupt
"Step Out Into The Light" - MATISYAHU
Stu Brooks Bassist for MATISYAHU Scott Woodruff lead singer STICK FIGURE
Chris Martin lead singer COLDPLAY Matisyahu's Manager David Serber
AC/DC Autographed Guitar plate Angus Young AC/DC
Bill Breithaupt's Sponsor INDEPENDENT TRUCKS
Bill Breithaupt's first Skateboarding Demo Reel
Kirkwood Ski Resort
"Kirkwood Jammin VI" filmed and edited by Bill Breithaupt
Bill Breithaupt Snowboarding at Kirkwood Ski Resort, CA
Videographer Bill Breithaupt makes his 2002 film, Aquaburn, available online.