Jim Kozmik to speak at the Great White Shark Night!!!!
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I recently spoke on the phone from Switzerland with Canadian
free-diving champion William Winram. We talked about how he helps
scientists studying sharks by sticking tracking devices into the fins of
Great White Sharks. He does it by free-diving - no scuba tanks, no
chain mail suits, no cages and no defence weapons used - with these
massive dangerous fish.
While he and his free-diving friends
swam with the Great White Sharks, he managed to capture many of the
underwater encounters on video. He used an inexpensive Go Pro camera to
create a YouTube movie about people who swim without protection to tag
Great White Sharks in the waters off Mexico's western coast. That video
caused such a stir amongst the dive community that an American IMAX film
crew, who had just wrapped up filming a new 3-D movie about Great White
Sharks, travelled to a dive show in England to meet Winram and to look
at this footage.
So impressed were the movie makers that they
decided to restart filming using Winram and two fellow free-divers as
the stars! The results speak for themselves. The new Imax Great White
Shark movie is playing in Imax theatres across North America. It is
currently showing in Toronto at the Ontario Science Centre.
Next Saturday night December 7th, the Science Centre is holding a
benefit night screening for the Ontario Science Centre! Along with the
new movie, my friend and underwater videographer Jim Kozmik and TV show
producer Danny Mauro will screen a show they shot with Great White
sharks in the same waters that Winram swam in!
Join me, Jimmy,
Danny and the OUC for an Evening with Sharks on December 7th, 2013!
Sure to be a fun-filled evening with guest speakers, raffles, great
giveaways, refreshments and more. You might even win a Blackbeard's
cruise or a Cayman Islands holiday! Book today at https://secure.e-registernow.com/cgi-bin/mkpayment.cgi?state=697
Like many other self-employed communicators in Toronto I have a schizophrenic career. On one hand I am an active publicist working on many high profile projects including the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Caribana and the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, on the other, as a journalist I have one book published (The Sinking of the Mayflower) under my name and have ghost written two other books. I am the travel editor of Diver Magazine and I write travel stories, cultural stories and housing stories for a number of daily newspapers in Canada. For thirty years I have been researching, watching and writing about the History of Diving in the Movies. In the pages of Diver Magazine and a variety of other publications, my articles have been titled Blood And Bubble movies. I have documented over 3,000 movies dating back to the 19th century that show actors/actresses diving or snorkelng on film. My website, with three seperate Blogs and a photography section represent just three small aspects of my work. firstname.lastname@example.org.