Great Wooden Boats


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Great Wooden Boats: RED EPIC from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

Whilst on holiday near the Great Lakes in June I was able to borrow Eric Kessler’s RED Epic for a few days. I messed around with the slow motion 300 FPS first thing but I really wanted to shoot a little piece with it so we found the Great Lakes Boat Building Company online. Phoned them up and asked if we could spend two hours with them making a little film…Mike, the owner said of course!

Loads more details on my website:

Shot on the RED EPIC
Music by Drew Barefoot “Enjoy the calm”

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  1. Looks brilliant. Now I would like a RED as well as a Wooden boat! Love the crane shot in the garage.

    1. Philip Bloom says:

      thanks very much!

  2. videobato says:

    The film I would have like to do… Amazing quality.

  3. Jonathan Steil says:

    I’m following your doing a while now and in that short time You’ve become a huge influence on my way becoming a cinematographer. The first picture of this little piece of documentary, the hand resting on the boat, tells the whole thing and drew me right into the scene, the story. It simply shows your beautiful view on the things around you. I would like to have you for a workshop here in Germany. Thanks for your amazing work and great personality. Cheers, Jonathan

  4. jafa says:

    That was sweet , very nicely made and filmed .

  5. JC says:


    Great film. Lots of romanticism in your work. After reading another one of your blog entries, I was inspired to go out and make some things happen.

    I live in Southern Florida, near the Everglades and a farming community. I drove up to a corner store (great colors, history, and soul) and asked to speak with the owner. After complementing him on the great work he has done to keep this area looking as it does, I asked if he would allow me to film.

    He agreed and I will shooting in a few days.

    Your piece reminded me that that there are stories in just about anything. Fleshing these stories out is hard work, but oh so gratifying when done tastefully.

    Thanks for your musings!