Uncovered: Below The Surface

Featurette No.1- LOVE/HATE

Top 5 reasons why we HATE making a windsurfing movie

It is a full time job, it really is. It is not just going somewhere and filming and having fun. Dealing with sponsors, working with the web and magazines, keeping the website and FB up to date or coordinating the team schedules – just to name a few jobs. The movie is the first thought in the morning and the last one before you go to bed.

the camera equipment
Having back pain of carrying the camera all day, explaining to the Peruvian custom control that six bags of camera equipment is normal for a private holiday movie, hoping that the water housing is not going to leak, finding plugs to charge the batteries on the road or an “unknown error” on the display after a great session of shooting are things we can handle after a few years of experience with cameras. Still we would not miss these issues a lot if we would not have them.

music rights
If it would not be already hard enough to find a great soundtrack to the images we have, the whole work with labels, artists and licensing for DVD production is extremely time-consuming and missing one single signed letter just a few days before the premier makes you go crazy.

wind, wind, wind
Yes we love windsurfing, but especially in places where the wind never stops it is a challenge to not lose your mind. The constant noise, the constant fight against the wind to keep the camera steady and one hour of cleaning the equipment that is full of sand and salt every day, makes windsurfing one of the hardest sports to film.

movie premieres
Being at a movie premiere as a part of the production team next to the stars of the movie is like being the drummer of a band. Just weird girls like the drummer. Beside that we wake up the morning after and suddenly there is no work any more. That feels strange. No lists full of work, no deadlines, no travelling. Just a really good moment for some holidays.


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