Eric Seals Visual Journeys

One of a few videos I shot & edited during a 7 day journey in June of 2015 aboard the Paul R. Tregurtha, the largest freighter on the Great Lakes.
"The space where the boat had to go is 110 feet wide. The boat is 105 feet wide. No problem.
Capt. Bob Thibaudeau eases the Paul R. Tregurtha into northern Michigan's Soo Locks — slowly, slowly — like a driver inching a monster truck into a crowded mall parking space.
He listened to mates on the deck & issued directions to the wheelman. Once the Great Lakes freighter was tucked safely inside the lock, the gates shut behind it, an influx of water raised it 20 feet, and she was on her way into Lake Superior." - quote taken from the story my colleague at the Detroit Free Press Jim Schaefer wrote in his story.
See the stories, videos and photo galleries from our journey at Freep.com
freep.com/topic/491f6049-d69d-4381-bd70-f48bdb6ce6e2/fr-life-aboard-a-great-lakes-freighter/

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Video storytelling can be powerful when done with a good story, great characters, striking visuals & a good editing. It takes viewers on a visual ride they'll enjoy & walk away with something from after watching it.

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Video storytelling can be powerful when done with a good story, great characters, striking visuals & a good editing. It takes viewers on a visual ride they'll enjoy & walk away with something from after watching it.

I'm a photo & video journalist for the Detroit Free Press which over the past few years has become a place known for great video storytelling from talented video journalists with over 23 Michigan Emmy Awards, 4 National Emmy Awards & a Webby Award for best online sports video of Courtney Hawkins.

In May of 2008 I started shooting video features for the paper & have since been shooting short/long form video storytelling & projects.

Eric Seals
eseals@freepress.com

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  • Twolight Films

    This is a cool video. I too went through the same thing with my son this past year, it was hard!

    by Twolight Films

  • alexis wanneroy

    My son 10 month...
    A little video shot with 5d mark II.
    vimeo.com/13937637

    by alexis wanneroy

  • DCJ

    Nice altitude Eric! A couple freshly charged Anti-Fog Inserts in the housing should eliminate any fogging potential on future flights. Looking forward to the next video!

    by DCJ

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