Sunday V.o.W.’s: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1916)

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.

Three Fun Videos with The Beatles and Boats

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

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

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

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

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

Shark Attack







Incredibly Unbelievable


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Sunday VOW’s (Videos of the Week – April 6, 2008)


There are literally hundreds of different types of jobs at sea and here are just a few:

Master LNG

Able Seaman

Super Yacht Chef

Weapon Engineering Submariner

If you are interested in receiving information about pursuing a maritime career, email me at pmello(at)northeastmaritime(dot)com or check out Northeast Maritime Institutes’s website.

Sunday VOW’s (Videos of the Week – March 30, 2008)

The Yacht Lot

It’s the time of year when people start getting antsy about launching their boats and getting underway. Many may also be in the market for that special vessel for the summer. As a public service, Sea-Fever is pleased to let our readers know about a few special yachts that are currently on the market.


The Wealth Report blog in the Wall Street Journal reports that Tom Perkins Puts Superyacht on Market. (March 26, 2008 )


Alright their name is downright silly, but Wally makes some of the most extreme and expensive gigayachts in the world. These clearly aren’t for everybody but if you own a refinery and have big bollards, this might be just right boat.

Top Gear’s Richard Hammond takes a look.

In case you need another look.

$20,000,000 Drastically reduced!!!

You can’t help feeling bad when a hiphop impresario falls on tough times and has to liquidate assets. Here’s an interesting take on the story. (WARNING: Strange and Not Safe for Work or Family Friendly)

EBay listing

Happy shopping and smooth sailing!

Sunday VOW’s (Videos of the Week – March 16, 2008)

Commercials / Shipping

The Secret Tournament

This is Nike ad is an oldie but goodie. A three on three secret soccer tournament takes place between the world best players under the cover of darkness in the bowels of an old tanker. The director was Terry Gilliam, the only American born member of Monty Python. Filmed in 2002, the advertisements were part of Nike’s World Cup campaign. The music is Elvis Presley’s song A Little Less Conversation. The advertisements were hugely popular and critically acclaimed. (more details)

“The Secret Tournament”

“The Rematch”

Slightly lower budget than the $10 million Secret Tournament advertisement, this one involves a ship and sports too.

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