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Sunday V.o.W.’s: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1916) by Peter A. Mello
February 7, 2010, 10:24 am
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If you live in the Midatlantic (states not ocean) you might be looking for something to do on a snowbound Sunday. Here’s our Sunday V.o.W. (Video of the Week) the 1916 silent-era, classic, escapist movie 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.

Ok, so it’s not Avatar but it’s still pretty cool!

Flag dip to cephalopodcast on Twitter.

Sunday VOW’s: Tilt Shift Sea and Ships by Peter A. Mello
April 12, 2009, 12:01 am
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I love this tilt shift videography especially when it involves ships. Here’s anther cool one by Keith Loutit from Vimeo. Enjoy and Happy Easter!

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Three Fun Videos with The Beatles and Boats by Peter A. Mello
January 25, 2009, 12:01 am
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A Beatles song, cartoon and full length movie, now that’s the type of entertainment and value you’ve come to expect from Sea-Fever.

First, here’s The Beatles navigating the canals of Amsterdam and performing Long Tall Sally with Jimmy Nicol replacing Ringo on drums.

YouTube – The Beatles – Long Tall Sally (Jimmy Nicol drums, Holland)

From 1965 to 1967, The Beatles Cartoon ran on ABC television network. In this episode The Beatles go to see the movie Mutiny On the Bounty at a local theater. Ringo ends up being hit upon his head and dreams that he is Captain Ringo Bligh and the other three Beatles are planning a mutiny against him. Ringo makes the other Beatles aboard the ship “walk the plank”.

YouTube – The Beatles Cartoon – Chains

Finally, here’s the full version of the 1968 The Beatles animated feature film Yellow Submarine. The Beatles actually weren’t too crazy about doing the film and other than their music and a brief scene at the end, they hardly appear in it. Voice-over actors played their roles throughout. But the music is great and the graphics are groovy, so if you’ve never seen it take the trip on the Yellow Submarine. (warning – 1.5 hours)

The Beatles Yellow Submarine

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Sunday VOWs – Zanzibar Dhows on National Geographic by Peter A. Mello
October 5, 2008, 12:01 am
Filed under: maritime heritage, sailing, Sunday VOW's

Sunday VOWs (Videos of the Week) presents a great short piece about the Zanzibar Island’s dhows including a 150′ version which according to the video will the largest ever built. At the 1:30 mark check out the races; wonder when Zanzibar will field an Americas Cup challenger? Maybe race in dhows and see what those guys with all the technology and designer uniforms are made of?

YouTube – Zanzibar Dhow

YouTube – 32nd America’s Cup Official Spot

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Sunday VOWs (Videos of the Week) – Oktapodi by Peter A. Mello
September 7, 2008, 12:01 am
Filed under: Oceans, storytelling, Sunday VOW's

Here’s an award winning short video that demonstrates the best of storytelling. Enjoy!


Oktapodi website. Make sure you watch “the making of“.

Via Neatorama.

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Bjork’s Foghorn Symphony, Morse Code and Other Nautical Notes by Peter A. Mello
May 3, 2008, 10:26 pm
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Sunday VOW’s (Videos of the Week)

Leave it to Björk, the edgy Icelandic pop star and former front for the Sugarcubes, to incorporate a collection of ambient maritime sounds into her latest song Wanderlust, the sixth single released from her 2007 album Volta. The song’s recently released music video is a magical ride down a roaring river on the back of a buffalo. Well, it basically defies description, so you better watch it and make sure you listen for all of the cool nautical noises in the song.

WATCH THIS incredible large high resolution version in 2D or 3D (need 3D glasses)

Here’s the standard “making of” piece; not as good the video itself, but still worth watching. The video, which took nine months and over $100,000 to film, was staged in the studio of Bjork’s partner, the artist Matthew Barney.


NY Times interview with Björk and ‘Encyclopedia Pictura’ about the making of the new 3-D music video ‘Wanderlust.’

Wanderlust” lyrics

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Why sharks could use a good public relations agency by Peter A. Mello
April 13, 2008, 12:22 pm
Filed under: Oceans, Sunday VOW's

Sunday VOW’s (Videos of the Week – April 13, 2008)

Shark Attack







Incredibly Unbelievable


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