Jim Lawrence is a remarkable man, who became probably the youngest-ever skipper of a trading sailing Thames Barge in the very early 1950s at the age of just 18. Later he became a celebrated sail-maker specialising in sails for square-rigged and other traditional boats world-wide. He has a fine voice and is a great entertainer. Now long retired he tours as a raconteur and singer of shanties and other traditional songs.
We recorded an album of folk songs and shanties, "Cool Water - Fair Winds and Fishermen", a year ago which we sell for local charities. Contact me at the email address given in the video if you want to obtain a copy. This is our first attempt at a music video, using the title track.
Filmed on the East Anglian coast in late summer 2013 with a Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF in ProRes 422(HQ), colour-corrected in FCPX and Da Vinci Resolve, using Tokina 11-16mm (IF) DXII, Sigma 18-35 f1.8 and Canon 70-200 L USM lenses.
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