LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2011 - Lights! Camera! Action! Guests on Crystal Cruises' October 24 "Digital Filmmaking"-themed voyage will get to hone their production skills with an intense video production program that focuses on creating extraordinary travel videos.
During the 12-day NYC-Miami Caribbean cruise, Michael Rosenblum-a digital film groundbreaker who led the BBC's transition to digital production and created The Travel Channel Academy, among other credits--will lead a team of instructors in teaching guests how to create the best travel videos possible. The pros will cover every step of the production process and teach travelers 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," says Crystal's Vice President of Entertainment, Bret Bullock. "It's an exceptional opportunity for travelers to gain a practical education in a fast-growing arena from one of the top experts in the field-all for free."
On board, guests can attend multiple training classes, seek daily one-on-one assistance at a program "base camp," 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
• Finalizing finished product for sharing
Crystal will provide all equipment for program participation, including video cameras, Macintosh laptop computers, and editing software.
Calls during the "Pink Sands and White Beaches" voyage include Bermuda, St. Maarten, Antigua, Aruba, and Grand Cayman. New Fall Sale fares begin at $5,270/person, and include complimentary airfare from 24 North American cities (or air credit) and $500/person "As You Wish" spending credit. Crystal's Family Memories program provides additional savings for groups of six+.
Crystal Cruises' award-winning, luxurious offerings always include a diverse selection of thought-provoking, scholarly, and sophisticated enrichment activities that provide extensive onboard choices for cultured world travelers.
For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent. Call 888-799-4625. Visit www.crystalcruises.com