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Gavin Free
Gavin Free RTX 2013.jpg
Free at RTX 2013
Born Gavin David Free
(1988-05-23) 23 May 1988 (age 27)
Oxfordshire, England
Residence Austin, Texas, United States
Nationality British
Occupation Producer, director, cinematographer, actor
Years active 2006–present
Known for The Slow Mo Guys
Achievement Hunter

Gavin David Free (born 23 May 1988) is an English filmmaker and actor. Originally from Thame in Oxfordshire,[1][2] he is best known for his work at the Austin, Texas-based production house Rooster Teeth, featuring in many of their projects including the Achievement Hunter gaming channel, as well as starring in his own YouTube-based web series The Slow Mo Guys, which he created with friend Daniel Gruchy.[3][4] The Slow Mo Guys features slow-motion footage of various stunts and experiments, garnering over 275 million views since it launched in 2010.[5][6][7] In April 2011, the channel was voted the winner of YouTube's On The Rise program, which highlights up-and-coming YouTube partners on the homepage. In September 2012, their episode involving crushing watermelons was featured on The Tonight Show.[8][9] Free appeared alongside Gruchy in YouTube Rewind 2013.[10]

Free attended the Lord Williams's School in Thame, Oxfordshire.[11] In 2006, Free joined Green Door Films, the first production house in Europe to use Phantom digital high-speed cameras as a source of slow motion, working as a data technician and camera operator. He has worked on adverts and music videos for U2, Enter Shikari, Klaxons, Kasabian, The Chemical Brothers, X-Press 2, and the "Everybody Hurts" charity single.[12] In 2009, he was hired by Rooster Teeth Productions to direct their machinima series Red vs. Blue‍ '​s seventh season and its mini-series Relocated.[13][14]

Free in 2013

He is also known for his slow-motion cinematography work for films,[15] including Hot Fuzz (2007), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), and Dredd (2012).[13] Gavin has also worked on slow-motion footage for the BBC show Top Gear.[16] In 2014, Free and fellow Rooster Teeth employees were featured in the music video for Barenaked Ladies single "Did I Say That Out Loud?". In the video, he accidentally lights himself on fire trying to play a song for Meg Turney, which subsequently goes viral.[17][18][19]

Filmography

Year Title Role
2007 Top Gear Slow Motion Cinematographer
2007 Hot Fuzz Slow Motion Cinematographer
2008–present Achievement Hunter Himself, producer, editor
2008–2009 Red vs. Blue Director, Jones (voice)[20][21]
2009 Captain Dynamic Himself
2009–present Rooster Teeth Shorts Himself[22][23][24]
2010–present The Slow Mo Guys Himself, producer[25]
2011 The Good Cook Cameraman[26][27]
2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Slow Motion Cinematographer[28][29]
2012 Snow White and the Huntsman Slow Motion Cinematographer[30]
2012 Dredd Slow Motion Cinematographer[31][32]
2013–2014 Immersion Himself[33][34][35]
2013 The Gauntlet Himself, Contestant (Season 2)[36][37]
2014 @midnight Himself, Contestant[38][39][40]
2014–present Ten Little Roosters Himself[41][42][43]
2014–present X-Ray and Vav Vav[44][45][46]
2015 Lazer Team Woody[47][48][49]

References

  1. ^ Free, Gavin. "Gavino". Rooster Teeth. 
  2. ^ Rooster Teeth (5 September 2009). "Secret Door". YouTube. 
  3. ^ White, Alan (24 October 2014). "How The Slow Mo Guys Took Over YouTube". BuzzFeed. 
  4. ^ Rooster Teeth (15 July 2013). "RTX 2013 Panel: The Slow Mo Guys". YouTube. 
  5. ^ "Giant water balloon exploding in super slow-motion – The Feed Blog". CBS News. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Slow Mo Guys: Amazing slow-motion film shows what happens when football meets face". Dailymail.co.uk. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "'Slo mo guys' fast becoming stars". The Sun. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "The ultimate slow-mo splash". itv.com. 6 October 2014. 
  9. ^ Free, Gavin (29 September 2012). "Jay Leno". Rooster Teeth. 
  10. ^ "YouTube Rewind: What Does 2013 Say?". YouTube Spotlight. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "On your head! Slow-mo film becomes YouTube sensation". Thame Gazette. 11 March 2011. 
  12. ^ Free, Gavin (7 March 2010). "Follow up to last journal.". Rooster Teeth Productions. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "Gavin Free | Supanova Pop Culture Expo". Supanova.com.au. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  14. ^ Shaffer, R.L. (19 August 2010). "Red vs. Blue: Recreation Season 7 DVD Review". IGN. 
  15. ^ Rooster Teeth (1 September 2013). "Game Time -- Burnie & Gav Play Halo 4 Ricochet". YouTube. 
  16. ^ "RT Podcast No. 235". Rooster Teeth. 9 October 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  17. ^ Rooster Teeth (17 July 2014). "Barenaked Ladies - "Did I Say That Out Loud?" (Official Music Video) 4k". YouTube. 
  18. ^ Ramirez, Ramon (18 July 2014). "Here's the exclusive premiere of the latest Barenaked Ladies video". The Daily Dot. 
  19. ^ Barenaked Ladies (25 June 2014). "Behind-The-Scenes of 'Did I Say That Out Loud' video shoot". YouTube. 
  20. ^ Rooster Teeth (16 March 2010). "Red vs. Blue Reconstruction 3". YouTube. 
  21. ^ "Gavin Free in Red vs. Blue". YouTube. 3 July 2013. 
  22. ^ Rooster Teeth (23 May 2013). "RT Shorts: Slow Mo Love". YouTube. 
  23. ^ Rooster Teeth (2 August 2009). "Mixed Messages". YouTube. 
  24. ^ "Gavin Watches Slo Mo Love". YouTube. 7 November 2013. 
  25. ^ The Slow Mo Guys (18 May 2011). "The Slow Mo Guys Answering YOUR Questions - FAQ". YouTube. 
  26. ^ Rooster Teeth (7 August 2013). "Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures - Gavin's Secret Admirer". YouTube. 
  27. ^ Hopkinson, Simon (2013). The Good Cook. Globe Pequot Press. p. 320. 
  28. ^ The Slow Mo Guys (14 December 2011). "10,000fps!? - The Slow Mo Guys". YouTube. 
  29. ^ "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) Full Cast & Crew". Internet Movie Database. 
  30. ^ "Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) Full Cast & Crew". Internet Movie Database. 
  31. ^ Twitter / GavinFree: @EricVespe That was the last. Twitter.com. Retrieved on 7 December 2012.
  32. ^ Twitter / GavinFree: @dancottle Dredd was the last. Twitter.com. Retrieved on 7 December 2012.
  33. ^ "Rooster Teeth · RT Podcast No. 187". Roosterteeth.com. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  34. ^ Rooster Teeth. "Immersion: Split Screen - Behind the Scenes". Rooster Teeth. 
  35. ^ Rooster Teeth. "Immersion: Racing Simulator". Blip.tv. 
  36. ^ Rooster Teeth (27 October 2013). "The Gauntlet - Season 2 - Episode 3: King of Halo". YouTube. 
  37. ^ Rooster Teeth (10 November 2013). "The Gauntlet - Season 2 - Episode 5: Portal 2 Puzzle". YouTube. 
  38. ^ @midnight (14 May 2014). "WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014". Comedy Central. 
  39. ^ @midnight (15 May 2015). "Burnie Burns, Gus Sorola, Gavin Free - Bad Cosplay - @midnight w/ Chris Hardwick". YouTube. 
  40. ^ "@midnight: Season 2, Episode 65". Internet Movie Database. 
  41. ^ Rooster Teeth (11 November 2014). "Ten Little Roosters - Episode 2: And Then There Were Eight 4K". YouTube. 
  42. ^ Rooster Teeth (24 December 2014). "Ten Little Roosters - Episode 8 - And Then There Were Two & One 4K". YouTube. 
  43. ^ "Ten Little Roosters (2014 TV Mini-Series) Full Cast & Crew". Internet Movie Database. 
  44. ^ Rooster Teeth (4 December 2014). "X-Ray & Vav - Episode 1: X-Ray & Vav Rise". YouTube. 
  45. ^ Connor MacRae Media (16 July 2013). "X-Ray and Vav Entrance at AH panel RTX 2013". YouTube. 
  46. ^ Rooster Teeth (20 November 2014). "X-Ray and Vav Livestream". YouTube. 
  47. ^ Takumi, Rie (18 March 2015). "‘Lazer Team’ drops first action-packed trailer". GMA News and Public Affairs. 
  48. ^ Rooster Teeth (12 January 2015). "Lazer Team Behind the Scenes - Episode 3". YouTube. 
  49. ^ Rooster Teeth (16 March 2015). "Lazer Team Official Trailer #1 (2015) - Sci-Fi Action Comedy Movie". YouTube. 

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