Freedivers Create “Walking On Water” Illusion

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00:07
COMM: Seemingly defying the laws of physics, this free diver walks on water, manages to
float cross legged on the ocean surface, but these incredible special effects aren’t the
result of computer manipulation or CGI. 00:31
COMM: This is the work of the ocean brothers, who consist of former Spanish free diving
champion Francisco del Rosario and cameramen Armando del Rosario and Armiche Ramos. 00:51
COMM: The three are from El Hierro, the smallest of the Canary Islands, and all have been diving
since they were children. 01:01
COMM: Their underwater illusions were created though a combination of clever camera techniques,
and mastery of free diving and yoga skills as the behind the scenes footage shows. 01:26
COMM: Central to creating the effects in Francisco’s considerable skill in the water. He’s able
to maintain the various demanding positions through a combination of weights hidden in
his wetsuit, and his incredible control of his breathing and buoyancy. 01:40
COMM: The effects are completed with camera tricks such as reversing the footage. 01:49
COMM: Turning the camera to one side, to make a vertical rock face appear to be the sea
bed. 02:02
COMM: And in some cases turning the camera completely upside down. 02:11
COMM: It took the Ocean Brothers three years to create the final images, time that was
spent careful planning, test shoots, and finally waiting for the perfect underwater conditions
in which to film.


100 Comments

Kurv63 · November 17, 2015 at 6:36 am

I should stop getting high and watching these videos

perry mackay · December 6, 2015 at 9:41 am

I knew it upside down

Bob Vahn · December 9, 2015 at 5:12 pm

i know it was a camera trick first time i see it, but for such obvious thing you manage to explain it with a very long speech.

Atmosphere Resorts & Spa Philippines · December 18, 2015 at 6:09 am

Interesting concept! Thanks for sharing 🙂

Dum · December 26, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Aww, I'm just walking on sunshine.

James Reddington · January 7, 2016 at 3:32 am

I thought it was real i was about to have a mind fuck.

2 % Дерьма · January 11, 2016 at 6:33 pm

Очень красиво!!

Destiny Cooper · January 22, 2016 at 3:40 am

that is fake

Destiny Cooper · January 22, 2016 at 3:40 am

that is fake

Noel Vargas Figueroa · January 30, 2016 at 4:27 am

Took 3 years for this shit ?

laura brumell · March 29, 2016 at 7:57 am

I bet it would have been weird for anyone to see the bottom of someones feet as if they were walking, above the surface of the water.

Niki M · April 5, 2016 at 2:40 am

Amazing

ItzLeedjeGaming XDD · April 10, 2016 at 4:45 pm

So cool I wish I could do that but shark free water

Mason Burgess · April 10, 2016 at 10:22 pm

the back song sounds like Bo2 zombies or gravity falls

MemeyBoiyo · April 14, 2016 at 3:03 am

I knew the illusion at the start he was only upside down running in water

Joylynne Aviles · April 14, 2016 at 10:41 pm

There under water but it's still awesome

Raine Cortum · May 24, 2016 at 3:45 pm

3 years!? for this shit? not to say this aint cool or nut'n like that

MettaJr Soul · June 9, 2016 at 3:18 am

It's like, you can control your own gravity under water if you know how to swim.

Roman The cat · June 15, 2016 at 5:52 am

I thought it was clear cornstarch they were floating on

florecita del campo · June 24, 2016 at 3:28 pm

love it

sophia sarajan · July 9, 2016 at 12:38 pm

that's awesome!!!!

Elara Jones · July 10, 2016 at 6:19 pm

it's under water up side down I think any way

saundor hsui · July 12, 2016 at 10:24 am

In real,that's awesome

Noneur bisness · July 16, 2016 at 4:16 pm

walks on air

CHAT ITALIANI · July 20, 2016 at 2:27 pm

when you finish it…you have 6 pack

Chloe Light · July 21, 2016 at 7:40 am

The cam was upside down
So easy to know
Lol

Jacob Greene · July 22, 2016 at 4:48 am

How stupid do you have to be to fall for this

Tamicka And Georgia · July 30, 2016 at 9:00 am

Yeah right

SpooksAnimator CanEdit · August 3, 2016 at 2:45 am

OMG

Collin Bell · August 4, 2016 at 8:50 pm

They even film with the camera upside down!!!! Amazing

Marciniorz · September 18, 2016 at 2:17 pm

so awesome

FOTOSMARTFOMANKA Eluśka · October 9, 2016 at 8:57 pm

EFEKTY SUPER 👍👍👍👍

Infinite Wolf · October 14, 2016 at 3:48 pm

he's under water

Faith Floyd · November 7, 2016 at 10:44 pm

FAKE

Your Real Father · December 28, 2016 at 1:26 pm

I thought at first they were walking on an underwater river… trust me they do exist

Yayo Hoesss · January 29, 2017 at 2:36 am

too cool not to try

Kristi Vsl · February 12, 2017 at 7:31 pm

check out my new vid

Sebastian Santos · February 14, 2017 at 6:00 am

the space duck

laura tan · March 13, 2017 at 5:41 pm

where is it ??

Pele sch · March 16, 2017 at 1:20 pm

wow

Kendra Rhe · March 18, 2017 at 2:32 am

he just upside down. at the top of themwater

thetaai · March 24, 2017 at 7:22 am

He's upside down floating

PursuitTV · March 24, 2017 at 10:44 pm

Fake

Karel De Wit · March 27, 2017 at 12:05 am

133 people can't swim.

Farhat · March 27, 2017 at 1:55 am

awesome man…..

Girl On A Planet · March 28, 2017 at 4:02 am

wow thats beautiful!

Sunsun · March 28, 2017 at 5:35 am

0:24 stargate !!

After Maniako · March 31, 2017 at 4:52 am

ese es otro mundo en nustro mundo jaaa y kmo siempre queriendo dominar algo que no nos pertenece

Max Jara · April 2, 2017 at 7:28 am

They took three whole years of their lives to flip the camera upside down a couple times and hit the reverse button in their video editor.. huh.

Moto Byrd · April 6, 2017 at 12:07 pm

This is so cool. I once did it in my public pool but I could barely do it right

Xueshan Mu · April 15, 2017 at 2:44 am

incrediable

Acid Blood · April 29, 2017 at 2:02 pm

3 years I could do it in a weekend

Cati Breslin · May 7, 2017 at 5:59 pm

hes upside down under water fuckin idiots

Mario Franz · May 8, 2017 at 1:23 am

E' incredibile!

Mark James · May 23, 2017 at 3:10 am

"Clever camera techniques" = hold the camera upside-down

MatteBlack Gaming · May 25, 2017 at 10:25 am

The hardest illusion must of been @ 2:28 , wonder how many takes that took to get the effect perfect?

Alex Darum · June 10, 2017 at 10:56 pm

came from runnin by naughty boy ft beyonce

Mark Tudtud Ambalong · June 12, 2017 at 2:15 am

what the fuck

A M I · June 26, 2017 at 9:49 am

🌟🌟🌟i love it🌟🌟🌟

Christopha Soluna · June 26, 2017 at 9:03 pm

Does anybody know where I can find the audio for the background soundtrack of this video?

Tracer · June 29, 2017 at 11:23 am

Turn your iphone or ipad upsidedown

mr sir · June 29, 2017 at 8:33 pm

ok but where do i sign up for jesus walking classes?

Sergh P · July 31, 2017 at 2:35 pm

Super!!!

Josh Wilson · August 19, 2017 at 5:17 pm

he was upside down in the water thats what he was doing its not the camera

Макс МС · October 17, 2017 at 8:36 pm

Super video.

Marcin L · October 20, 2017 at 7:27 pm

e

Ryan Remigio · October 20, 2017 at 11:17 pm

Lol I know who that free diver is, he’s funny

lyomon · October 29, 2017 at 3:39 am

HE IS UPSIDE DOWN

Pak_sue 00 · November 4, 2017 at 11:48 pm

For a second, i feel like there is another dimensions in the water.. Wow thats awesome, i should try this

rokeitor · November 19, 2017 at 10:39 pm

very good job ¡¡

Jojov · November 24, 2017 at 6:44 pm

under water you can do anything flyyy

Rita Vinci · December 8, 2017 at 9:31 am

Video fake

James Kelly · January 5, 2018 at 12:09 am

Amazing

Dotto · January 9, 2018 at 1:23 am

His reminds me of the time when SpongeBob and Patrick went to find the Koch ness monster

Fegelarse ? · January 11, 2018 at 12:40 pm

Jesus?

Steffie Swift · January 15, 2018 at 6:04 pm

Running.. Running..Running..

- dignifieddols - · January 30, 2018 at 2:56 am

They're just upside down under water😑 nothing surprising

Amilah George · January 31, 2018 at 10:41 pm

You are basically under the surface of the water

My Jessie · February 5, 2018 at 3:34 pm

He on x-games mode

Natasha Trigger · March 4, 2018 at 3:59 am

This makes me so motion sick

Patriota · March 9, 2018 at 5:31 am

good good

Crystal Freediving · March 12, 2018 at 8:01 am

It requires enormous amount of coordination!!

[GD] SlowingUnicorn 180 · March 12, 2018 at 4:53 pm

Who else was thinking, “What if he falls up!”

Polar Bear · April 22, 2018 at 1:04 am

The opposite of jesus

Frankie · April 24, 2018 at 5:22 pm

space odessy would have been much better if they knew this trick

StarryPainter50 · April 28, 2018 at 5:01 am

Daily dose of internet brought me here anyone else?

Belajar Tiap Hari · May 5, 2018 at 7:21 pm

Who tf can dislike this amazing video???

Rob Shane · August 21, 2018 at 5:40 pm

Trippy

skgm · September 15, 2018 at 1:17 am

It's swimming pool time

SwaghettiYolognese · October 24, 2018 at 3:27 pm

I used to do this in a swimming hall when I was about 13 years old lmao.

Vitomir Maricic · December 16, 2018 at 11:16 am

diving topics rule. Cool.

Luca Battaglia · February 17, 2019 at 7:01 am

Guillaume Nerí also did a similar video freediving and I believe no effects have been used..

Luna · February 18, 2019 at 3:09 am

Só japonês pra inventar essas coisas…

Hyesook Song · February 27, 2019 at 5:28 am

Wait. That's illegal.

Tilly Dora Jones · March 6, 2019 at 10:02 pm

Are you in the sea!?

Dark Chocolate MilkUwU · April 16, 2019 at 3:54 am

Aye they did the camera upside down

Mehmet ÖNER · May 14, 2019 at 11:03 am

👏👏👏

xbpbat21x · May 16, 2019 at 4:14 am

They control their breathing!? Don't you mean they hold their breath

Travis Miguel · May 16, 2019 at 6:37 pm

FINALLY!! The right video I am looking for! A footage of a crossing of a VERTICAL HALOCLINE UNDERNEATH. (not the witnesses above nor the horizontal ones either)

Until watching the end… (it was still not!!)😠🤬😡

hans gruber · June 13, 2019 at 2:27 pm

What have i just watched

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