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Cruising Off Duty (Ep1) is on Youtube.

The first full episode of Cruising Off Duty is complete and being uploaded to Youtube as I type this.  This first episode goes way back to 2010 when Janice and I were just in the market to buy our first boat and we were trying to decide what we could afford and what size and age of boat that would end up being.

It explains how we thought the best deals on boats was found in the U.S. so we did all of our shopping through  We learned a lot of lessons along the way.  We realized that most of the boats that are permanently parked in the Caribbean or the southern U.S. are often old and worn out looking because of being exposed to the hot sun and harsh salt water 12 months of the year.

It explains what we learned and how we ended up with Off Duty, our Beneteau Oceanis 351 (35 foot sloop).  The episode took me a lot longer than I expected to complete, as I had to go back and find old footage that we took on phones and old digital cameras and hobble it together to make this episode.  As such, most of the episode required me to do voiceover work to explain each step.  Voiceovers take a lot of time to ensure that your words match what is going on in the video.

Once I am done with this back story I think things will get much easier when I am using footage from the more advanced DSLR camera and the drone that I am using to get areal footage.  With a good camera with a shotgun mic, you can capture the video and the dialogue that goes along with it all at the same time which should eliminate the requirement for me to do so much voiceover work.

So hopefully the future episodes will come to you quicker. Let me know in the comments what you think.



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