Archive for the ‘Production’ Category

Celebrator Beer News Interview with Ken Grossman

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Another installment from our partnership with Celebrator Beer News, an interview with Sierra Nevada Brewing Company founder Ken Grossman has been published. Shot in Chico, California on September 3rd, Tom Dalldorf, publisher of Celebrator, talks with Ken about his history and philosophies:

A Conversation with Ken Grossman from Wing and Wing Productions on Vimeo.

Sierra Nevada Brewery Beer Camp

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Wing and Wing Productions has teamed up with Celebrator Beer News to bring you coverage of the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp. The first video shows the Camp attendees breaking into a song about Sierra Nevada Brews. You can watch it here:

Sailing the British Virgin Islands

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

The 2009 production from the British Virgin Islands.

Update: New hardware, upcoming video premiere and the Rogue River..

Friday, August 14th, 2009

After a relatively quiet summer, Wing and Wing are gearing up to present our latest video installation; “Sailing the British Virgin Islands”. Based on ten days spent sailing and diving in the Caribbean on a 57 foot catamaran. In addtition, we have added the new Apple iPhone 3GS to our inventory of vlogging tools and are working on a mash-up of video shot exclusively on the phone. We hope it will provide us with an additional lens to show you our experiences. We have also acquired a new 17″ MacBook Pro, which will enable us to vlog more efficiently while enroute.

New news:

We have signed on for a private rafting trip down the Rogue River in Oregon. We put in on August 19th, and will spend five days on the river, filming, taking pictures, fishing, rowing, cooking, eating.. You get the idea. When we return, we will begin work on the movie for our last rafting experience, the Grand Canyon.

So! Exciting times have returned to – tell your friends to check us out, and enjoy our content for the rest of the year, and, as always, please feel free to comment or give us feedback, as we appreciate your participation!


Sailing the British Virgin Islands – Trailer

Friday, March 20th, 2009

The trailer for our upcoming production “Sailing the British Virgin Islands”

BVI video in progress

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

I apologize for the lack of new material lately. The holidays are behind us, and Janis and I have begun working on “Sailing the British Virgin Islands”. We are adopting a new approach to the work-flow on this project, trying to stretch our creative legs… I hope to have a trailer up in February.

As for our next trip, we need crew! If interested, please drop us a line… We do not have a trip on the books for 2009, although we are tossing around a few ideas. In addition, we continue to do monthly day-sails on the San Francisco Bay, so don’t be bashful, get involved and get sailing!

Wing and Wing News now on I-Tunes!

Monday, October 27th, 2008

We’re growing more and more each month, and it is because people like you are watching! THANK YOU!

Our videos and podcasts are now available on I-Tunes. You can download and/or subscribe to our feed, so you stay vicariously connected to our adventures. Just search the podcasts for “wing and wing”, and all our videos will be available for download.

As always, thanks for stopping by.


Whitewater video coming soon…

Friday, October 17th, 2008

I have transferred all the HD footage, and we got some really spectacular shots. I will be posting a mash-up of the whitewater clips this weekend, so stay tuned for some adrenaline-pumping looks at rafting Grand Canyon!


Lee’s Ferry to Phantom Ranch on YouTube

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Three of our GC rafting trip members hiked out at Phantom Ranch, opting to do only the upper half of the river due to time constraints. Randy, Karin and Teresa were a few of the Grand Canyon veterans, each with a trip or two under their belts. Their special presence, insights and contributions were obviously absent in the days following their departure.

Teresa used some of her return time to put together this YouTube video from her photos and movies, and I present it here to tide you over until I get a short whitewater video together (then it is back to the BVI movie).

August update: regatta post-production, Grand Canyon planning, and the loss of a dear friend.

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

On August 16th, a wave of rain caused an earthen dam on a tributary to the Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona to overtop, and let the contents of the reservoir loose on the Havasupai Indian Reservation town of Supai, near Havasupai Falls (video of the flooding falls here).

Over 150 people were evacuated and no one was hurt.

A group of rafters lost their boats and had to be rescued by helicopter. Here, and here.

This… is where we are going this fall, to raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Three weeks on the wildest, most surreal river trip you can experience in the lower 48 states. Our group puts on the river the third week of September and takes out mid-October.

So, the planning is getting to the intense point-of-no-return quickly. What cameras to bring, how to manage batteries and tapes, and water (in addition to all the necessary river gear).

On a more peaceful note, I have finished logging and capturing the regatta footage. I hope to have the video done in time for the November Yacht Club meeting, at which I will be presenting the club with the charter sailing vacation for 2009: Caribbean, Sea of Cortez or the San Juan Islands. Personally, I can’t decide, so I’m letting the club decide. In addition, my Master’s License is mere days from the printing press, after which I will be plotting a course for a berth for two!

On a sadder note, I will be listing our Ericson 26 “Potential” for sale this fall; I have been procrastinating, and the selling-season is drawing to an end. A boat of her caliber will sell quickly, and I have been struggling with the concept of loss lately; I had to put down my faithful dog Vega this month. She was 14 years old. Her dream was for me to sail in her honour, I believe…

Vega, our best friend

I got Vega from the Humane Society of Tucson after my first commercial salmon-fishing season in Kodiak, Alaska, in the fall of 1994. She quickly became the family – my familiar – that I returned to from the sea.

I believe it is time to get back to the water.