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“Alejandro”– Chronicles: The Making of Proximity Episode 2

Proximity, is a new multimedia project that pairs surfing’s living legends with today’s most progressive young surfers. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Taylor Steele, produced in conjunction with Teton Gravity Research and Garage Films. Proximity showcases present-day surfing icons from different generations in diverse locations around the world.

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Today, fans get an exclusive, behind-the scenes glimpse of Proximity's personalities, places, and production in the first episode of Chronicles - The Making of Proximity. Presented by LifeProof, the four-episode, mobile-first series will kick start the journey toward Proximity’s cinematic climax.

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Episode 2 of Chronicles - The Making of Proximity introduces the world to the character of Alejandro Berger. Described by Taylor as his "seal team", Alejandro's ability to speak multiple languages, shoot from both the land and the water make him the perfect Director of Photography for this project. 

Couple this technical proficiency with the talents of both Craig Anderson and Rob Machado, and I can smell a tasty seg on the horizon. 

From The Series: Chronicles: The Making of Proximity

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Dave Rastovich Surfs An Inflatable Mat in Mexico
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Dave Rastovich Surfs An Inflatable Mat in Mexico

Dave Rastovich Surfs An Inflatable Mat in Mexico

In Episode 4 of TGR and Outside TV’s “A Life in Proximity,” Stephanie Gilmore and Dave Rastovich are still in the midst of an epic Baja surf trip, when Rastovich breaks out a surf craft unlike any other: an inflatable pool raft. Gilmore and the crew watch in disbelief and hold their laughter as they watch him drop into some serious waves on his “board.” Watch Episode 4 of Outside TV's "A Life in Proximity" here.

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What Happens When You Lose A Drone in the Ocean?
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What Happens When You Lose A Drone in the Ocean?

What Happens When You Lose A Drone in the Ocean?

In Episode 5 of TGR and Outside TV’s “A Life in Proximity,” we are introduced to a reality of producing a surf film: sometimes you lose an expensive piece of equipment in the ocean. While Rob Machado was busy riding some breathtaking waves off the Chilean coast, the production crew was busy with their own battle. They had lost an aerial camera drone in the waves, and Machado was their only hope of getting it back. Watch Episode 5 of Outside TV's "A Life in Proximity" here.

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When Surfing In Chile: Take Advantage of the Sun
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When Surfing In Chile: Take Advantage of the Sun

When Surfing In Chile: Take Advantage of the Sun

In Episode 6 of TGR and Outside TV’s “A Life in Proximity,” Craig Anderson and Rob Machado battle the elements on the coast of Chile, one of the most inhospitable places on the planet to surf. When the sun broke through during a short filming session, the two surfers put on a show during sunset, milking wave after wave until the light was finally gone. Watch Episode 6 of Outside TV's "A Life in Proximity" here.