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Name: David Ulloa
Age: 44
Occupation: Filmmaker & Technical Diver
Born: Dearborn, Michigan
Favorite Vacations: Camping with my Horses & Diving.
Favorite book: “The Secret” 
Favorite movie: The Big Blue
Hobbies: Diving, photography, horses, and astronomy.
Favorite quote: “I would rather attempt something great and fail than attempt nothing and succeed!”
 Work History & Background
Photo by Will Allen © 2007
Photo by Coco © 2007

Tech Diver / Content Producer / Shark Behaviorist. David Ulloa is the president and owner of Valeo Films Inc. (VFI), an independent film and video production company, and the Co-Founder of Trident Global Imaging, LLC.

David's passion for his film and video production work and his performance as an Camera Operator, AD, UPM, Line Producer, Writer, Director and Producer have earned him the respect of his colleagues as well as the industry at large. In addition to his company’s professional activities, David regularly participates in numerous film related events and festivals. David is also very enthusiastic about speaking at conventions, museums, schools, universities, group meetings and dive clubs.

Through Trident Global Imaging, David works to develop compelling visual products that speak to mankind’s fundamental need to explore. His expertise lies in his extensive imaging experience, an understanding of the technology required to reliably capture and deliver virtual tours, and a thorough understanding of the needs of businesses to uniquely engage their customers. Through TGI David is rated by Google as a Trusted Independent Photographer.

As The Shark Whisperer, David works to enlighten and inform audiences about our oceans, the creatures within them and the now widely-recognized realization that we must do everything within our power to safeguard them. A fundamental mission of his is to highlight the plight of the most graceful, intelligent and magnificent of all ocean creatures – the shark – and to propose solutions toward their protection and conservation. He is recognized as The Shark Whisperer because of his ability to effectively communicate with sharks using widely recognized large animal behavior techniques.

David was featured on “The Quest for Sunken Warships,” a series for Discovery Networks’ Military Channel and on the History Channels "MysteryQuest." David has also been published in several global publications.

Production Credits:

  1. BulletExploring the Submerged New World - 2013 Documentary - Producer, Writer, Director, Narration for Mercyhurst University

  2. Touched by a Shark - 2012 Documentary for Rette den Hai - Producer, Writer, Director, U/W DP

  3. Photo by Dee McHenry © 2007Seeing the Light - 2011 Greenforce Lights Product Promotional video - Producer Writer - For Kaplan Scuba.

  4. Hollis Gear : No Limits - 2011 Hollis Gear Product Promotional Video - Unit Coordinator, .

  5. BulletInspirational Horse: Journal 1 - 2011 Inspirational Education DVD - Producer, Writer, Director - for Aimee Brimhall McCord.

  6. BulletAqualise - 2010 Animated Logo - Producer

  7. BulletWhat is HoozOn - 2009 Corporate Explainer video - Producer, Writer for HoozOn, LLC

  8. BulletMystery Quest Episode 5 “The Lost City of Atlantis” - 2009 Documentary Series U/W Director Of Photography for KPI and History Channel

  9. BulletMystery Quest Episode 2 “The Devil’s Triangle” - 2009 Documentary Series U/W Director Of Photography for KPI and History Channel

  10. BulletReturn To Monitor  - U/W and Surface Expedition Camera, Producer, Writer, Narrator - 2008 Expedition Feature Documentary - UEV

  11. BulletQuest For Sunken Warships “Torpedo Alley” - U/W and Surface Camera, U/W Lighting, Talent (Dive Team), - 2008 Special series for the Military Channel

  12. BulletQuest For Sunken Warships “Truck Lagoon” - U/W and Surface Camera, U/W Lighting, Talent (Dive Team), - 2008 Special series for the Military Channel

  13. BulletQuest For Sunken Warships “Oriskany” - U/W and Surface Camera, U/W Lighting, Talent (Dive Team), - 2008 Special series for the Military Channel

  14. BulletQuest For Sunken Warships “USS Murphy” - U/W and Surface Camera, U/W Lighting, Talent (Dive Team), - 2008 Special series for the Military Channel

  15. BulletHorseman’s Guide to Natural Balance Dentistry  - Producer, Co-Writer, Director - 2007 2 hour Educational DVD - The Tooth Fairy

  16. BulletDressage Naturally - with Karen Rohlf  - Producer, Co-Writer, Director - 2007 Educational DVD - Temenos Fields

  17. BulletJust A Bit About: Diving Florida's Caves  - Producer, Writer, U/W and Surface Camera - 2006 Episode 1 of DVD Series - UEV

  18. BulletWWII Underwater  - U/W Camera, Support Diver - 2006 Documentary for Deep Explorers, Inc.

  19. BulletSub Aquatic Survivor  - Producer, Director U/W and Surface Camera - 2006 Promotional Video - UEV

  20. BulletDressage Naturally - with Karen Rohlf  - Producer, Writer, Director - 2005 Promotional DVD - Temenos Fields

  21. BulletVibromuscular Harmonization Technique  - Producer, Director - 2005 Training DVD - The Equine Touch Inc.

  22. BulletGaited Horses Naturally: Cantering  - Post Production Supervisor - 2005 Training DVD - David Lichman

  23. BulletThe Canine Touch - Producer, Director - 2005 Training Video - The Equine Touch Inc

  24. BulletThe Equine Touch : Levels 1 & 2  - Producer, Director - 2004 Training DVD - The Equine Touch Inc.

  25. BulletOctosagger Product Demo - Producer, Director - 2004 Instructional DVD

  26. BulletThe Advanced Whole Horse Learning Centers  - Producer, Writer, Director - 2004  Promotional DVD

  27. BulletH & R Cedar - Producer, Co-writer, Director, - 2003 Industrial Product and Sales DVD.

  28. BulletNatural Equine Orthodontics  - Producer, Co-Writer, Director - 2003 1 hour Educational DVD - The Tooth Fairy

  29. BulletTRC Ranch - Genuine 007  - Producer, Writer, Director - 2003 Promotional DVD

  30. BulletDeno's Best System  - Producer, Director - 2002 Educational DVD

  31. BulletThe Future of Training with Pat Parelli  - Producer, Director - 2001 One hour commercial video

  32. BulletVan Hargis: Starting On The Trail To Success  - Producer, Director - 2000 Corporate Training Video Series - Van Hargis Horsemanship

  33. Bullet10,000 Feet - The Drilling of a Natural Gas Well  - Producer, Director - 1998 Documentary Feature - VFI

  34. BulletPositive Parenting After Divorce  -  Producer - 1997 corporate video

  35. BulletThe Spirit of Austin -  Line  Producer - 1996 Live Multimedia Presentation

  36. BulletThe Trumpets Of War - Producer - 1995 Documentary Feature

  37. BulletAustin’s Up Late - Stage Manager - 1994 Pilot Talk Show

  38. BulletThe Life You Save - Assistant Director - 1994 Drama Short Film

  39. BulletCigarettes, Vitamins & Borrowed Time - Script Consultant 1994 Comedy Feature Film

  40. BulletMohammed’s Radio - UPM/Assistant Director  - 1994 Comedy Feature Film

1994                PDIC                       Open water certification

2004                TDI                         Ext Range/Deco Procedures

2004                TDI/NACD/NSS        Full Cave Diver (Joe Odom)

2004                IANTD                     Full Trimix (Jim Mims)

2004                SSI                         Dive Control Specialist/Asst Instructor

2006                TDI                         Closed Circuit Rebreather (Dan Crowell)

Currently          EFR                         First Aid / CPR / AED

Currently          DAN                        DAN Preferred Insurance Coverage

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Photo by Dee McHenry © 2007

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