It’s been a long held dream of mine to own a yacht and learn to sail. Unfortunately whenever I’ve crewed on other’s boats, things haven’t gone too well. The first time the yacht I was on, got beached for 6 days in Cuba and we had to sail round the Western side of the island […]
As you can tell from the photo above, I’ve been involved in video for quite a while. The camera featured is the Canon XL-1, a three-CCD standard definition camcorder made from 1997 to 2001. It cost twice as much as my car at the time. Most phones today produce video of better quality than the […]
In this short article I wish to give travelers and filmmakers, four tips on how to get fantastic video footage in public places, and how to avoid unpleasant situations like robbery. To do this I will use video examples I have filmed at various locations around the world. Tip One – Look like a Boss! […]
Here is a short segment from an interview I did recently about what motivates me to make travel videos. To hear in full interview (20 minutes)
In the days when Moonshine was illegal, Tennessee moonshiners like Ronald Lawson had to be able to work out the difference between Good Moonshine and Bad Moonshine by eye. Bad Moonshine has too high a alcohol content and can be dangerous to drink, causing such problems as blindness. Ronald has made illegal Moonshine all his […]
Getting the shot, without getting shot! An Audio-Visual Exploration I get a perverse joy out of filming in places I’ve been told are dangerous. It’s like capturing the unseen, the dark underbelly of humanity. Below are three videos which capture some of the unique places I have had the opportunity to film. In two of […]
Our Captain, ‘Truls the Viking’ shows newbie Alysha the three most important knots to know when sailing. We learn the bowline knot, how to secure a dinghy to a pier using the Clove Hitch and finally, the reef or figure eight knot.
I’ve been lucky enough to join a yacht on it’s way to Cuba. Truls, a retired Norwegian pilot was looking for crew to join him on his 44 ft Beneteau called Scipionne. In this video I show you around the yacht, which comfortably sleeps six and shows you our first day of sailing from Old […]