We take you behind the camera and give you the opportunity to meet the professionals from the sailing film industry. Exclusive interview with Maxence Peyras, CEO of EyeSea Production, 2nd of the 2017 Mirabaud Sailing Video Award thanks to this video : https://www.sailingvideoaward.com/2017/inspiration.html
• Maxence, what led you to work in the video industry ?
I like stories that have a human dimension. I like to share them with people who are interested in them. I love seeing the audience’s reaction when they watch the movie. It's exciting, worrying and quite rewarding if it's well done. In addition, I am a curious person and this job gives us the opportunity to discover many things that are often inaccessible. Finally, I am passionate about the Ocean, water and nature and thanks to this job, I try to share these adventures, that appear as dreams for others, as best as I can.
• What is the most important aspect of making a good video ?
Authenticity is essential. Then the mixture of sound and images makes the rhythm a central element in the way I work.
• What’s the best video you’ve ever done ? Why ?
It's hard to say. Generally, I don't like my videos anymore once they are broadcast because I see all the details that I could have improved !
• On what criteria will you choose the video to submit to the 2019 edition of the contest (if you submit one!)?
History, rhythm and aesthetics. The objective is also to make a film specifically for the competition. This is what I submitted for the 2017 edition.
• What is the most important challenge you encounter while filming the sport of sailing?
Trying to film in difficult weather conditions, while keeping my camera dry! And I still have a lot to learn and discover.
• How do you see your job evolving in the next few years? What innovative changes do you hope to see? What will it add to the videos?
It's hard to say, the drone has become a standard. I think that we need to develop new, more robust tools to deal with difficult conditions. In this spirit, I believe that on-board cameras must evolve towards a professional and cinematographic approach. Shooting a boat offshore in 40 knots of wind from another boat, with an ultra-stabilized camera would be a dream. It's possible today, but it's all a question of budget!