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You are spot on that its professionally made.

The team behind this are a bunch of up and coming, young-but-not-that-young filmmakers.

Kevin A Fraser has more than 25 pro credits as cinematographer and director, as does his co-producer, his editor and writer... in fact everyone one the film has about 25 credits. Lol

On the first view It looks like a professionally done shoot. But I didnt realise till I saw it again, today, just how professional it is. Using tripods on boats to hold a camera is difficult, but not only does this film, but it also uses special equipment to stabilise the camera.

Ok, so whats my point?
Professional filmmakers just made Hugh Jackman a nasty Blackbeard; they can make you laugh, cry, or scream in terror at their behest. This is a really nice bit of vision, really nicely edited and it pulls the emotional cords and chords its meant to. However its not reality. Its a bit of Hollywood with some straight out of central casting filmmakers cliches. So its best to look at it like that

By the way, there is one fantastic plot hole... And someone here even touched on it... T37Chef mentions it... "I need to help him with his fish fillet skills." .... If anyone has filleted more than 10 fish they do it better than in the film. What? This man cruising without money doesn't even catch his own fish? Has to BUY one from the market? Lol.

Its a lovely video to email to folks back home so they think its how you live... They might even send a few dollars as a Christmas present.
You articulated much better than I the message I was trying to get out.I would also like to add that health issues can and do happen.I was one of the healthiest people you ever met 30 years of work not one sick day.I went years without seeing a Dr.At the age of 53 straight lines became wavy when I looked at them.I was diagnosed with Wet Macular Degeneration.I need medicine injected into my eyes to avoid swift blindness,it's 2000 per shot,I've been given 2 shots in one day.No insurance = no eyesight.It's just some thing
else to consider before chucking at all.
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What I've found interesting is that last year I was in the process of buying a class b RV and discovered a whole group of people living in them.They call it boondocking,the class b isn't much bigger than a conversion van so it can be parked on the street legally.A lot of them posted videos on youtube and while it isn't the life for me I can understand people doing it,Now with the amount of people looking into or living on boats added I'm wondering if there is a small but growing move to downsize and live more simplistically in these stressful times and if there are other ways people are trying to live.
There is also a "Little House" movement going on at least here in the states. Where people build small semi portable 200 or so square foot houses to live in. A friend from high school is wanting to get one. I told her if you really want to get serious to compact your life get a 30 foot sailboat instead.
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You articulated much better than I the message I was trying to get out.I would also like to add that health issues can and do happen.I was one of the healthiest people you ever met 30 years of work not one sick day.I went years without seeing a Dr.At the age of 53 straight lines became wavy when I looked at them.I was diagnosed with Wet Macular Degeneration.I need medicine injected into my eyes to avoid swift blindness,it's 2000 per shot,I've been given 2 shots in one day.No insurance = no eyesight.It's just some thing
else to consider before chucking at all.
Those injections are nothing to sneeze at dad has same thing rapp pm me I have info you may be able to use
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Courageous. Inspirational. Romantic, and a beautiful example of a man living his dream. But only if it happens on a sailboat.

Live like that on dry land and you're just a slacker.
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I'm glad Mark pointed out it was professionally made by an experienced, up-and-coming filmmaker. I don't know why anyone watching it would think it was anything other than what it is: a short documentary about a guy on a sailboat. But you can't win for losing on these forums. If it's a well-made film up for some awards (as that one is), then it's clearly not a gritty selfie vid on a GoPro and gosh, how fake! If it is a gritty, unedited, crazed selfie video on a GoPro or iThingy, then everyone would be criticizing the camera angles and lack of editing. (Sigh). He's lucky that he's got cool filmmaker friends, but that doesn't make what he's doing any more or any less "cool," "enviable," or "noteworthy."

Don't cry a river about how lonely he is. He's got a chiseled bod, a great smile, and if you read his blog twentyeightfeet, a dreadlocked hippy girlfriend. I'm just hoping he's got a doppelganger out there who I can run into and buddy boat with, because I need a guy with his age, looks, and attitude, and I don't plan to settle for less.

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Great video, enjoyed it very much thanks for sharing!

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I'm glad Mark pointed out it was professionally made by an experienced, up-and-coming filmmaker. I don't know why anyone watching it would think it was anything other than what it is: a short documentary about a guy on a sailboat. But you can't win for losing on these forums. If it's a well-made film up for some awards (as that one is), then it's clearly not a gritty selfie vid on a GoPro and gosh, how fake! If it is a gritty, unedited, crazed selfie video on a GoPro or iThingy, then everyone would be criticizing the camera angles and lack of editing. (Sigh). He's lucky that he's got cool filmmaker friends, but that doesn't make what he's doing any more or any less "cool," "enviable," or "noteworthy."

Don't cry a river about how lonely he is. He's got a chiseled bod, a great smile, and if you read his blog twentyeightfeet, a dreadlocked hippy girlfriend. I'm just hoping he's got a doppelganger out there who I can run into and buddy boat with, because I need a guy with his age, looks, and attitude, and I don't plan to settle for less.
I made the point it was unrealistic if it was supposed to show the pros and CONS of living aboard,I saw a lot of pros and no cons,like maybe a breakdown or engine fail.I have nothing against him,I was just pointing out I felt it was deceptive as a video on a certain lifestyle.I'm glad he's not lonely and good luck finding someone just like him.
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He's got a chiseled bod, a great smile, and if you read his blog twentyeightfeet, a dreadlocked hippy girlfriend. I'm just hoping he's got a doppelganger out there who I can run into and buddy boat with, because I need a guy with his age, looks, and attitude, and I don't plan to settle for less.
Lets buddy boat together and while you look for him I'll keep lookiing for a hot bodded, lipstick sailor girl whose floating in cash and a great sense of restaurant.

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Darn it Mark! Only 1 out of 4, I have the cash, but I am not doing lipstick, the hot body, well, no matter what I say there I incriminate myself, and the restaurant? I am 98 % vegan.
And there goes my knight on the white sailboat! Oh well.
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So what were the cons?

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This was in the Newsfeeds and I think many people have this blocked. It is worth eight minutes of your time.



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