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Hi guys,

The 2 marine chandleries in Saint Martin are the biggest I've ever seen! If you'd like to take a peek...

video: Exploring Saint Martin - Where the cruisers go...

"While Mo sits at the Lagoonies bistro and studies for her SCUBA diving class, Drake visits the two marine chandleries, Island Water World and Budget Marine."


I always really appreciate hearing what anyone thinks of these videos to help me improve on future ones..

Thanks and Happy sailing,

Drake
 

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You didn't include Jimbos at Simpson Bay Marina. Another big cruiser hangout. More video of babes in bikinis would be nice!
 

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I missed my (and other cruiser's) hangout at Barnacle's - home of the best ribs I've ever had! It is at the site of the old Shrimpy's. You can tell that it is a real cruiser's hangout as the place is packed at happy and once that bell goes off the majority of the crowd melts away into their dinghies and disappears into the lagoon :)

Thanks for the video!
 

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I missed my (and other cruiser's) hangout at Barnacle's - home of the best ribs I've ever had! It is at the site of the old Shrimpy's. You can tell that it is a real cruiser's hangout as the place is packed at happy and once that bell goes off the majority of the crowd melts away into their dinghies and disappears into the lagoon :)

Thanks for the video!
Barnacle's is a pretty cool cruiser's hangout! That's where Mo and I interviewed Astrid and Bjorn from s/v Buena Vista. We had just finished a full day of SCUBA diving and then took the dinghy to Barnacles for a few beers before the interview.

 

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Loved the videos and find them very enjoyable, so the following goes not as criticism for the sake of it but rather as constructive criticism to maybe improve them.

1. Cut out a lot of the talking while walking and showing not much of anything of relevance. One tends to loose focus and interest while waiting for the walking to end and show what the end target was. Editing the video prior to uploading should considerably help with that.
2. Add sections where the video/scenery speaks for itself and put some music in the background. I see you have a MAC and suspect you do your video editing on iMovie like I do. That should incredibly simple with it. I have seen 10-15 min+ long videos where there was not single word spoken and yet you feel like you were there and could explain it to someone else.
3. Plan ahead on what the content will be. It makes it easier to have dialogue when you have an idea what you want to say rather than ramble when you come up to something, if you do come up to something.

Again, just suggestions or constructive criticism. Sail on...........
 

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I have seen 10-15 min+ long videos where there was not single word spoken and yet you feel like you were there and could explain it to someone else.
Hi dgasm, thanks for the suggestions! Are there any videos online that you'd recommend I check out?
 

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While visiting the cruising mecca of Saint Martin, Monique gets her SCUBA diving 'Open Water' certification at the Ocean Explorers Dive Center on Kim Sha beach.

On her first dive she sees sharks!

 
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