After watching Boat Magazine's incredible short film "Of Land and Sea", we had to find out more about how they created it. They not only shared some of their interesting stories with us, but also gave us a peek behind the scenes of their "set" on the Faroe Islands. Check out the photos below:

Beastgrip Pro rig with iPhone and RODE microphone

Director Fred Scott used the iPhone with a Beastgrip Pro + DOF Adapter, RODE VideoMicro (with included windscreen), a RODE SC7 Adapter cable, battery pack, Canon L-Series lens and the FiLMiC Pro app.

Fred Scott filming with his iPhone gear

"...the Beastgrip is a little hidden because we ended up building out a whole crazy rig with extra iPhone batteries and a garbage bag rain guard all taped in - just in case we got stuck in heavy fog or rain..."

-Erin Spens, Editor of Boat magazine
Fred Scott with a garbage bag on his rig to protect it from rain

Since the entire film was shot without a full-size camera rig, they were able to get in a few tight - and sometimes dangerous - places with his iPhone gear.

"We actually scaled down the face of this cliff (shown below) to get down to the coastline. Traditionally the family would climb down to collect wild bird eggs, which they preserved and used throughout the winter. As you can see in the film, the bird population has dropped off, so they don't take as many eggs as they used to. We were lucky to do the trip down the cliff with them, hearing stories along the way of what life is like on an island as isolated as this. If we'd had a full camera rig, there's no way we could have done this. The Beastgrip kept us very mobile and able to do the climb."

-Erin Spens
Fred Scott filming on the edge of a cliff

For more amazing stories of travel and wanderlust, visit Boat Magazine and their blog.

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February 28, 2017 — Sean Lawrence
Tags: Filmmaking