I recently shot part of a short sailing film for a local boat builder, Arbor Yachts, based in Emsworth, UK. The brief was to shoot a small promo piece for this beautiful handcrafted yacht. We brought together a few different people for the shoot - Flythrough Videos provided the aerial shots using a DJI Phantom 2 with a Gopro 2 whilst fellow shooter Mike Austen and I shot the more down to earth footage and the onboard clips. I also took the opportunity to shoot stills of this lovely boat - a few of which are shown here.
Sailing gear was provided for the shoot by Isle of Wight company Hudson Wight who produce fantastic kit at an extremely reasonable price point - a rarity in the sailing world!
I took the opportunity to use my Besteady One for part of the shoot - a 3 axis camera stabilizer - I had no idea whether it would cope with the banging around that you get when sailing but in fact it turned out to pretty good giving stable footage that might otherwise be tricky to obtain. Not the best place to use delicate exposed electronic devices (not to mention expensive) I guess but the weather was just about kind enough.