For its second edition, the competition brought together 28 videos, which were viewed online more than 350,000 times. Videos were measured by a six-person international juryand a public vote.
"Beautifully crafted in the edit, nice work. Great use of music and audio - punchy," summarized jurist Shirley Robertson, a two-time Olympic champion and CNN Mainsail anchor.
Second in the ranking, Australian director Beau Outteridge dared to submit a funny and offbeat video shot behind the scenes of the Australian Olympic sailing team (view here).
"Beau found an angle that had not been done before and the athletes were on-board and happy to show their humorous side – something that can quite often be a challenge in a world full of media trainers!" commented jurist Daniel Smith, World Sailing Communication & Digital Manager.
The Volvo Ocean Race was widely represented in this competition, as illustrated by the video shot by Ugo Fonollá, who took third place. On-board Reporter during the regatta, he submitted a powerful video that describes team MAPFRE’s approach to Cape Horn (view here).
The jury also awarded the best video produced by a sailor. Frenchman Stan Thuret wins this award thanks to a video clip about his participation in the Mini Transat (view here).
The "Public Award", which allows the general public to vote for their favourite video and reach a wide international audience, crowned the video produced by Erwan Pelisset (EP Medias), author of a video about sailor Jacques Valente, who got a kidney transplant ten years ago following his participation in the Mini Transat, and who will compete next month in the Route du Rhum promoting organ donation (view here).
To view all the submissions... click here.
Article courtesy of Scuttlebutt Sailing News - 23 October 2018