If there were a saying to best describe the day, it would be: all good things come to those who wait… and wait we did. Our plan was for the whole team to meet down at the boat around mid-morning to go over objectives, capture a little bit of behind-the-scenes footage, and make sure the sailing team was happy with the direction. Day one of any production is always a little nerve-wracking, and so it was for us as the sailing team had spent the last couple of weeks with their families and the boat was in the last stages of a summer maintenance period. It almost felt like the first day of school!
Before diving into the day, it might be helpful to go over our objectives for Ocean Hour Film. This project is multi-layered – after all, we’re bringing together and intertwining three different sports in three very different locations. Sure, this project could be a “fun” action sports video that fuels up everyone’s adrenaline, but that would not have the emotional impact we want. Our collective hope is to inspire and foster everyone’s love for the ocean. The ocean touches so much of our daily lives, even if we live far away from it, because ultimately, what happens on land affects the ocean.