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Old 26-08-2013, 17:31   #1
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Liveaboard Documentary?

Hey everyone!

So here's the deal, I'm a filmmaker, younger youtube generation (Boo), but I've made traditional features as well. I've been obsessed with the idea of living aboard since I was 19 and in the army and after 6 years of idiocy my brain finally decided to connect those 2 dots...

Why not make a movie about the process?

We could set a timeline and destination, like a year to get to the Bahamas, then film the whole process (boat purchase, moving aboard, learning to sail, explaining to family, working from the boat, and eventual push off), we could do interviews with longer term liveaboards to talk about the lifestyle, the ups and downs...

Best case it could introduce a new generation of people to the water, at the very least it's something to show families to help them grasp WHY someone would chose a life like that.

Still working the specifics together, but what do you guys think? looking for feedback from anyone; please give opinions!
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Old 26-08-2013, 17:45   #2
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Re: Liveaboard Documentary?

there are only about 8,000 of these on youtube now....
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Old 26-08-2013, 18:02   #3
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Hiya Scoob! ++ If liveaboards were so glamorous... I'd better not say anything more about it!

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Old 26-08-2013, 18:10   #4
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Hiya Scoob! ++ If liveaboards were so glamorous... I'd better not say anything more about it!
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I think it is a wonderful idea. When you live aboard there is always a little drama, adventure and interesting characters. Great material for a film. Before I lived aboard I would have paid to see such a film.
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Oh hush-up O_Q! All I can say is that live-aboard is NOT for everyone; especially not for me. Circumnavigation cruising is not for me either. I'd rather fly commercially to a nice vacation destination, then locally charter either a float-plane or a monohul for my adventure. ...and one more thing...I'd rather not own any properties; planes, boats, real estate, etc...

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I would have paid to see such a film.

please send payment to my donate button!





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please send payment to my donate button!
Wonderful, but now I live aboard I want to watch documentaries about those crazy landlubbers!
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Sending a $3 bill to support Scoob's live-aboard lifestyle fund! How many $3 bills do you need?

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Sending a $3 bill to support Scoob's live-aboard lifestyle fund! How many $3 bills do you need?

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All I can say is that live-aboard is NOT for everyone; especially not for me. Circumnavigation cruising is not for me either.
Which, begs the question: Why are you here? HA HA HA JK
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Hiya Triton! I'm here for the entertainment. Occasionally, a topic picks my interest and I give it a best educated shot at answering it. The best part of being here, are fellow sailors; many of them, I enjoy their company and their wit! (They won't let me get away with anything!)

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Go for it. If you do it well enough you may be able to eek out a very small living from it. There are lots of freebees on YT as others have mentioned. However they are all at varying levels of professionalism. Some simply earn the money that YT pays for running those annoying adds. But go for it. If nothing else you will have a trip of a lifetime and your video will be your memories for ever.
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Still working the specifics together, but what do you guys think? looking for feedback from anyone; please give opinions!
I'm sorry to see that ten of the post following your inquiry are negative pointless quips. Few topics are original, but that does not prevent opportunities for a creative person to produce something of value or interest. There's no honor, risk, or substance to saying, "No, it's been done before." There's no cause for boast or bravado in "I say... I know.... I'm sure.... or That's the way it is...."
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Re: Liveaboard Documentary?

The concept is great.

BUT

When you make a documentary the way you described, it is no longer a documentary. Call it a para-documentary, or, more apt, reality TV (reality YV, in this case).

A documentary documents something actually happening. You want to film something done on purpose (the purpose being making the "documentary").

I am glad you understand the difference.

I like the idea very much. It will not sell. But it will help you build skills. Go for it.

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