Matt Blank travels the world base jumping and exploring what makes this human experience unique for everyone.
Matt Blank grew up in Southern California skateboarding by day and racing BMX by night. Most mornings he spent at the beach surfing or bodyboarding before school, always with an eye on the weather in case he needed to skip out early to hit the coast.
After high school he worked own way through the University of California Irvine as a rock climbing instructor and while he was finishing his degree in psychology and social behavior with a minor in film he worked technical rope and cave search and rescue for the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department.
After college his attentions shifted to snowboarding, skydiving and B.A.S.E jumping. He instructed freestyle and all mountain snowboarding for Vail Corp. and still instruct skydiving from time to time at Perris Valley Skydiving Center. In the more recent years he jumped from one extreme community to the next pursuing his ultimate goal of collaborating with other like minded extreme athletes to create projects that can only be characterized as “mind grenades” . But what is past is prologue and therefore he’s always ready for the next adventure.
Starring: Matt Blank, Chris Carnahan, Cam Tracey, Lawrence Jones, Maria Steinmayr, Brian Mosbaugh.
Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia,
Tonsai – Thailand,
Moab – Utah.
Moab Thanksgiving Boogie 2013… This event was put on by the B.A.S.E jumping community as a way to raise money for Grand County Search & Rescue. The event itself raised about 2% of GCSAR’s annual budget. This short film is documentary-style video that recaps the 3-day event. This video raised over $2,200 for GCSAR!!!
Produced by Negative4 Productions
Edited by: Luke Hively & Michael Cook
Soundtrack by: Nit Grit
Thank you to everyone who made this video possible: Mavs Aldred, Matt Laj, Rob Pelon, Gor Chuck, Joe Nesbitt, Dennis Valdez, Ari Cassella, Justin T Davis. Peter S, all the homies at Dallas BASE Crew including Eugene Edwards & Brad Perkins, and Nit Grit.
Hayley Ashburn and Marshall Miller ascend and leap from Ancient Art in the Fishers Towers.
Shot 100% on the HD HERO3+® camera.
Bye Horus “Noémi Simko Mange Le Soleil”
Lions and Lambs “Leaving The Desert At Last Light” & “Belongless” (muted)
Bureau of Land Management – Utah
DJI Phantom – Colin Guinn
Sail Video System
Five Ten Shoes a few seconds, he flew for nearly a full minute at speeds of around 125mph along the north face before landing safely on the Rongbuk glacier – at an altitude of 5,950 meters.
Rozov has made it into headlines around the world in recent years for his spectacular leaps. In 2009 he jumped into an active volcano in the Far East on the Kamchatka Peninsula, in 2010 he leaped from the Ulvetanna in the Antarctic and in 2012 he jumped from the Shivling mountain in the Himalayas.