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     William Brandon Breithaupt


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


     


    Bill thanking his Mother          Thrasher's in Ocala                 Best Director Awardttbd                  


   


   Burning Man founder Larry Harvey                       Burning Man 2000   


 


                         Burning Man 2001                                            35mm film shoot: Brawley, CA


  


    "BEST DIRECTOR"                    "BEST DIRECTOR of a Documentary"



    Bill Breithaupt interviewed about "AquaBurn"               Red Carpet       


 


      Bill Breithaupt wins "BEST DIRECTOR" award for his film AquaBurn



                                            Beverly Hills Film Festival



      Brixton London              Coney Island New York          The Village New York





   FILM PRODUCTION


  







        Solar Eclipse (Idaho) 2017                     8 camera set up



                                                 SteadyCam WorkShop        




   Star Wars Fan Film "Valley of Judgement" Starring and directed by Bill Breithaupt


 



    BURNING MAN    





    Bill Breithaupt produces a Burning Man film every year for the past 19 years



      Burning Man 2000            Burning Man 1999               Burning Man 2001



   Burning Man 2016              Burning Man 2008                    Burning Man 2010



              Burning Man 2007                          Burning Man 2012



                     Burning Man 2015                        Burning Man 2016



                Burning Man 2004                          Burning Man 2005


 


             Burning Man 2008 (10 Years)                     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"


 


      London BM Regional Yoms                Burning Man - Media Mecca    



      Media Operations Andie Grace             Media Operations Jim Graham     



  "Piss Clear" Article - Media Mecca's Jim Graham's favorite film is AquaBurn


 


    Full page write-up in the Novato Advance about filmmaker Bill Breithaupt



  Write-up in the ASIFA Newsletter (The International Animation Association)


 



            Bill Breithaupt gives lecture on fimmaking at Open Secrete



   FAMOUS PEOPLE


  


                        Jason Momoa as Khal Drago and Aquaman



               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"



          Robert Patrick - "Terminator 2, Fire in the Sky, The Faculty, Diehard 2"



                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"



         Thrasher Magazine Skateboarding Photographer Morizen Foche



                          Fashion Photographer Michael Voorhees



     "The Thing"           Legendary director John Carpenter          "They Live"


 


                        Director of "Playing God" Andy Wilson


 


 Jimmy Hayward Director "Two Bullets"    Actors Jamie and Richard from "Two Bullets"


 



         Governor Gavin Newsom                      Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey


 



                           Ted Koppel - My very first autograph


 


                         World Famous Artist-Olivia De Berardinis



                          World Famous Artist-Steve Caballero



                        Mary Kay's office - Texas headquarters



               Interview with John D. (WW2 Tenth Mountain Division) Italy



         Pixar Advanced Animation Class           Pixar Studios Jimmy Hayward-Animator



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



  FAMOUS MUSICIANS



            Chillin' Backstage with World Famous Singer MATISYAHU


 


                Matisyahu gives Bill Breithaupt a shout out      


   


      Music Video for Matisyahu's song "RESERVOIR" Created by Bill Breithaupt


 


   Stu Brooks Bassist for MATISYAHU          Aaron Dugan Guitarist for Matisyahu



     Matisyahu's Manager David Serber             Breithaupt's 3-D designs for Matisyahu



  Scott Woodruff lead singer STICK FIGURE    Chris Martin lead singer COLDPLAY           


 


               AC/DC Autographed Guitar plate                             Angus Young AC/DC



                         Mike Palm lead singer AGENT ORANGE



          "Halo on Fire" Music Video              James Hetfield lead singer METALLICA



             It was an honor to be in Metallica's Music video "Halo on Fire"




  PRO SKATEBOARDER



 


 




                            Bill Breithaupt & Tate Clair "It Takes Two"





 




 







 









                Bill Breithaupt's Sponsor INDEPENDENT TRUCKS






     Upland Skatepark Membership Card                     Lance Mountain  


 


 



                 Dave Duncan                               Steve Caballero



             Omar Hasson                               Mark Partain


 


             Ron Apple                                Stevie Roetter



        EXTREME


     SNOWBOARDER


 


                                                                                                   Kirkwood Ski Resort


 


     





            "Kirkwood Jammin VI" filmed and edited by Bill Breithaupt


   WAKEBOARDING





     SPORT RACING










ADRENALINE NETWORK


 



 


   William (Bill) Brandon Breithaupt





 


      Bill Breithaupt taking a selfie THE SELFIE at age 9





  




 











   





 


 



 



 


 







 


 


            Hawaiian Skydive - Do something everyday that scares you!



 



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.


        



Breithaupt's first Film school Teacher Darrell Sevilla     The 4th annual Mill Valley Fim Festival



Bill Breithaupt's student film "THIS ONE'LL KILL YA" Screened at the Mill Valley Film Festival


 


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. 


 




                      Adrenaline Network 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.


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,



 



         Bill Breithaupt's Computer Animation Demo Reel








 



                            Bill Breithaupt & Tate Clair "It Takes Two"



                             Bill Breithaupt's Skateboarding Demo Reel



                Bill Breithaupt's first Skateboarding Demo Reel



 


 


              Bill Breithaupt Snowboarding at Kirkwood Ski Resort, CA







                                                                                


                                                                                                   




Videographer Bill Breithaupt makes his 2002 film, Aquaburn, available online.


Posted by Burning Man on Wednesday, December 20, 2017