Lights Camera Action - Become a Movie Director on Crystal
Crystal Cruises guests can embark on a "Digital Filmmaking" themed voyage enabling them to hone their production skills with an intense video production programme that focuses on creating extraordinary travel videos.
Throughout the 12-night Caribbean cruise from New York to Miami that departs 25 October , Michael Rosenblum will lead a team of instructors in teaching guests how to create the best travel videos possible. Michael is a digital film groundbreaker who led the BBC's transition to digital production and created The Travel Channel Academy, among other credits. The pros will cover every step of the production process and teach travellers to think through their videos before shooting, so their finished product will be a more watchable and compelling film to share with friends, family, or the world.
Whether a complete novice, or a veteran videographer, there will be instruction geared toward every guest's level of shooting experience. Onboard, guests can attend multiple training classes, seek daily one-on-one assistance and view other guests' raw footage and finished films in a constructive workshop setting. On various excursions, instructors will accompany guests to provide hands-on shooting guidance.
Production areas that will be covered include:
- Pre-production and storyboarding
- Setting up/framing shots
- Shooting time/clip lengths
- Uploading footage
- Finalising finished product for sharing
Crystal Cruises will provide all equipment for programme participation, including video cameras, Macintosh laptop computers and editing software.
The 12-night "Pink Sands & White Beaches" cruise starts in New York on 25th October and visits Bermuda, St Maarten, Antigua, Aruba and Grand Cayman before finishing in Miami. Prices from £4,221 per person including return scheduled flights, transfers, 12 nights in a deluxe stateroom with picture window with all meals and soft drinks, port taxes and a $500 per person onboard credit.