Face it! Most videos that are uploaded on the Tube are AWFUL! A few simple tips can get you on the path to making VIRAL VIDEOS about SAILING that people ACTUALLY WANT TO WATCH. Linus Wilson talks about the top 5 keys to making a great sailing video.

They are editing, story, audio, cameras, and steady camera work. Uploading unedited video clips is a recipe to drive even friends and family from your videos. Pictures (no matter how scenic are boring unless they tell a story.) You cannot tell a story if your audio is poor. Too few creators record audio at the editing stage and rely exclusively on audio recorded when the cameras are rolling. Your cell phone is probably a great camera to start out with. Most folks will want a waterproof action camera like the Fluid + Form Eagle 4k Action Camera (link is below) that we unbox in this video to take underwater or wet shots. Finally, you must, must, must hold your camera steady so your viewers don’t get seasick. A tripod can really help out with this.

We filmed part of this video in our home port of New Orleans, Louisiana, but many other shots were from French Polynesia where SV Contango, The Slow Boat, is currently located. We used to have a boat in Orleans Marina in NOLA.

You get the first glimpse of our new male, toy poodle, puppy Avery (apricot). We also feature our recently passed male, toy poodle Daly (black) who in his 11 years sailed 6,500 nm, sailed to the Bahamas, Cuba, Panama, Ecuador, and in French Polynesia. He transited the Panama Canal and crossed the equator in our 31-foot sailboat. Daly will star in many yet to be released episodes of season 2 of Slow Boat Sailing in French Polynesia. We visited places like Hiva Oa, Fatu Hiva, Moorea, and Tahiti together in season 2. He will be missed.

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