Sailing the Ionian Islands, Greece

Ryan Clarke, a London based videographer and editor recently put together this beautiful edit of sailing with his family in Kefalonia/Ithica, Greece.

I can say with certainty, that by pressing play on the short film above your day will instantly become better off for it. Play. Press play, then come back and say, "It's a fact! My day did instantly become better off because of it!"

Every element of this makes you feel good inside. The family aspect, the animals, scenery, the colour treatment, cinematography and the sailing of course.

The Mediterranean is about as high up on the list for us as a place can get. We've wanted to go for ages by any means of transport, and now that there's this whole boat thing involved, it may just be closer to happening. Maybe not on this boat, maybe another, maybe not next year, maybe another, but the Mediterranean is sitting comfortably right at the top of the list and between drinking every patio empty and walking every street through so that we will get to know each other well one day. 

Details from Ryan Clarke

All shot in Kefalonia/Ithica, Greece.
All handheld and shot on 60D, with 24-105 lens.
Music by Michael Giacchino - UP and Arcade Fire - Photograph.

Shot, edited and graded by Ryan Clarke at POST89.

Winner of "Vimeo Staff Pick" December 2014
Winner of "VOTD Video of the Day" January 2015

Vacation Video: Cuban Christmas

My brother and his girl Chantal just got back from a holiday trip. They spent a week between Varadero and Havana, Cuba.

While we didn't spend the holidays together, since we had our own road trip to take care of, it's great to see that they got up to something special like this.

Katy and I plan to sail to Cuba in the near future, although we may head to the southern coast instead of the northern. It was going to be our next sailing trip this spring, but we've decided on a five month trip to Belize and Guatemala instead. 

Enjoy Ryan's video of their Cuban holiday.

To The Seas

Press play on this beautiful little piece of cinematography set to the narration of a poem, "Sea Fever" by John Masfield. Below is taken from the description on Vimeo:

A reflection on human nature to explore the wild and be free, showing the majesty of the open seas.


Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Francesco Paciocco
Poem "Sea Fever" by John Masefield
Narration: Tom O'Bedlam  
Music: "Unfoldment, Revealment, Evolution, Exposition, Integration, Arson" by Chris Zabriskie  Filmed off the coast of Camogli, Italy


Canon 60D
Canon 24-105mm f/4 L
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Rode VideoMic
Zoom H4N

Sea Lions and the Sea of Cortez

From La Paz, north past Los Islotes and up to Isla San Francisco, we sailed and we swam. Sometimes there were sea lions, sometimes it was just the clear blue waters and white beaches.

We hiked mountains, walked through cactus forests and drank at anchor. If you find yourself an opportunity to spend time in the Sea of Cortez, you should do so without hesitation.

Bell's Scotch: Selling Booze without Bikinis

The folks over at Bell's South Africa know about heart strings. Sex sells, but so do stories, and stories tend to stay with us longer than a hot flash in the pants.

Father and son? Whisky? Overcoming adversity? Pour me another! Watch this story unfold, then tell me you aren't thirsty for some delicious, golden, throat charming scotch whisky.

Below is a bonus on the making of this ad.