Chalk Talk Season 11 Episode 2

In this week’s episode, Chris Love and John Storck interview recent grads Cole Allsopp and Michael Menninger about sailing life after college and what ICSA can do to better serve and prepare its sailors.

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Chalk Talk is presented by US Sailing. College membership available athttp://www.ussailing.org/membership. The show also enjoys support from Zim Sailing,http://zimsailing.com

http://youtu.be/onJNpSrrwkY

Chalk Talk Season 11 Episode 2 (Audio Only)

In this week’s episode, Chris Love and John Storck interview recent grads Cole Allsopp and Michael Menninger about sailing life after college and what ICSA can do to better serve and prepare its sailors.

Subscribe to us on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/c…

Chalk Talk is presented by US Sailing. College membership available athttp://www.ussailing.org/membership. The show also enjoys support from Zim Sailing,http://zimsailing.com

http://youtu.be/onJNpSrrwkY

Chalk Talk Season 11 Episode 1

Chalk Talk is back with a new host, set and format! Former host of Dartmouth Sailing, John Storck III is Chris Love’s new cohost, reporting this week from the J/80 Worlds in Annapolis. In our new podcast format, the guys have an in-depth discussion about the merits and drawbacks of having singlehanded sailing and match racing a part of the ICSA fall season.

Chalk Talk is presented by US Sailing. College membership available at ussailing.org/membership. The show also enjoys support from Zim Sailing, zimsailing.com

Produced by Chris Love Productions | chrisloveproductions.com

http://youtu.be/areBut5m9PY

Chalk Talk Season 11 Episode 1 (Audio Only)

Chalk Talk is back with a new host, set and format! Former host of Dartmouth Sailing, John Storck III is Chris Love’s new cohost, reporting this week from the J/80 Worlds in Annapolis. In our new podcast format, the guys have an in-depth discussion about the merits and drawbacks of having singlehanded sailing and match racing a part of the ICSA fall season.

Chalk Talk is presented by US Sailing. College membership available at ussailing.org/membership. The show also enjoys support from Zim Sailing, zimsailing.com

Produced by Chris Love Productions | chrisloveproductions.com

http://youtu.be/areBut5m9PY

CLP Moves to Massachusetts

Watching Deer Tick perform live at Austin's SXSW Music Festival

Watching Deer Tick perform live at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival

After three wonderful years in Austin, Texas, Chris Love Productions is making its new home in Newton, Massachusetts. It’s been a wonderful journey, but now I’m coming home to New England.

Wife and dog outside a famous coffee shop in Austin

Wife and dog outside a famous coffee shop in Austin

In the Spring of 2011, after eight years living in the Boston area, I moved to Austin, TX with the intention of living close to the headquarters of Sailgroove.org where I began my sailing video career. Even after launching my own company that needed no physical location, I thoroughly enjoyed life in the breakfast taco capital of the US. Though I was miles from the nearest ocean, Austin was a perfect temporary city for someone like me, along with my wife Andrea and dog Tiller. It offered affordable rent and no income tax for a business that started with no assets whatsoever, live music, great restaurants, festivals, hiking trails, dog parks and lots of active people—even some great sailing at Austin Yacht Club on Lake Travis. But after dozens of trips back and forth to New England to see family and friends, after getting married and thinking about where to buy a house, we decided the Northeast is the place to be.

Through the help of a friend, my family landed a great apartment in Newton Centre, about eight miles from downtown Boston, five miles from my Alma Mater, Boston University, and twenty miles from my hometown of Holliston, MA. My wife enjoys similar mileage to her roots. It’s true what they say about New Englanders—they always come back.

map of newton and boston

New home in Newton Centre, accessible to hundreds of sailing locations on the east coast

But for CLP, this move is about more than coming home, it offers great access to some of sailing’s best locations in the US. In this summer/fall season alone, I have or will shoot in Marblehead, MA; Bristol, North Kingstown, and Newport, RI; and Port Washington and Oyster Bay, NY, all just a short drive from my new home. I also have several contacts in the industry here, allowing me to easily add additional team members to my shoots. So if you’re in the Northeast and thinking about video coverage, give me a call and maybe I’ll just swing by.

CLP Broadcast Debut on ESPNU

Not long ago I bragged about some of my work being shown on TV on local news stations, but today I can say that Chris Love Productions is really making its television debut as ESPNU gets set to air its annual coverage of the College Sailing National Championship. The one-hour show, produced and hosted annually by Gary Jobson, will first air tomorrow, Friday, July 11 at 7:00pm ET on the cable channel operated by ESPN.

Working with Jobson's veteran ESPNU production crew. Credit: Brian Schneider/www.ebrianschneider.com

Working with Jobson’s veteran ESPNU production crew. Photo © Brian Schneider / www.ebrianschneider.com

I was honored to be invited to join Jobson Sailing’s production team, who have now produced the show for ten years running. Working alongside producer/host Gary Jobson, shooter Mike Audick, onboard camera guy Jeff Mootz, and editor Scott Shucher, who have been working together for decades, I got to experience true broadcast production in its most professional fashion. I also got to bring in cutting edge new production technology, flying my DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter to provide aerial footage of racing for the first time in this event’s history.

Happy to teach new tricks to broadcast veteran Gary Jobson. Credit: Brian Schneider/www.ebrianschneider.com

Teaching new tricks to broadcast veteran Gary Jobson. Photo © Brian Schneider / www.ebrianschneider.com

In addition to the role of pilot, I also had the chance to fill in as interviewer on the final day. While I found it daunting to try to fill the shoes of the singular great American sailing television personality Gary Jobson who, over the past thirty years has been awarded dozens of honors— including two Emmy’s—for his work in the sport, I quickly fell back into the rhythm I first developed covering collegiate racing for Sailgroove.org, making brief connections with sailors and coaches between races as they fight for the national championship.

Capturing the celebration from water and air. Photo © Brian Schneider / www.ebrianschneider.com.

Capturing the celebration from water and air. Photo © Brian Schneider / www.ebrianschneider.com.

I haven’t seen the final show yet, but you can bet I’ll be tuning in this weekend with the rest of the college sailing community. Here is the official release with air times from Jobson Sailing:

Presents

2014 Gill National College Sailing Championship

Sponsored by

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Yale University dominated the Gill National College Sailing Championship last month. It was an impressive performance. Last time Yale won the Coed Championship was 1975.

ESPNU presents a one hour program in high definition on the 2014 regatta. A combination of stabilized on-the-water cameras, onboard images and sound, and for the first time, aerial photography from a drone. This program shows college sailing at its best. Interviews with the sailors and coaches enhance the narrative throughout the two-day regatta that was hosted by St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

While Yale ran away with the Championship, the battle for second was hard fought. “College sailing is grateful for ESPNU’s coverage over the past 10 years. It brings this exciting part of our sport alive,” says Mitch Brindley, President, College Sailing.  This program is hosted by Gary Jobson.

Show times on ESPNU:

  • Friday, July 11 at 7:00pm ET
  • Saturday, July 12 at 4:00am ET
  • Saturday, July 12 at 9:00am ET
  • Sunday, July 13 at 8:00am ET

Note, if you can’t catch the show this weekend, check TV listings throughout the summer, as ESPNU frequently re-airs the program without advance notice.


All photos by Brian Schneider / www.ebrianschneider.com.