We are excited to announce that all exhibiting yachts shall be filmed both for a yacht tour walk through and a crew interview within a provided 20 minute time-slot on November 8th- 9th. Our film crew shall provide a gangway-sign to indicate that filming is in progress, requesting brokers to come back later in order that you aren’t disturbed whilst going “live.” The filming schedule shall be published on the yacht show website and VIPCA's facebook page LIVE. You may greet the film crew at the gangway without a mask since they shall be masked and it is important to see your faces! You will be walked through your crew interview and yacht tour by the camera crew with some questions asked during the tour and the remainder stationairy. Here’s what to expect:
Yacht Walk Through Video Protocol
The walk through should be divided into two sections:
- Exterior Walk Through including a few questions to the Chef
- Interior / Amenities Walk Through including a few questions to the Captain
A maximum of 2 crew members can participate in the walk through. The video should be shot in a style consistent with a crew member showing the yacht to a broker or a charter guest. Key points in both the exterior of the yacht and interior of the yacht should be shown, along with amenities such as toys, etc. The walk through process should be limited to no more than 10 minutes.
Q1. When reaching the galley the chef shall be asked to explain his/her approach to cuisine and service style and talk through his/her signature dish.
Q2. When reaching the most wind-sheltered area of deck the Captain shall be asked his/her personal approach to their interaction with guests, or entertainment skills on charter.
After completing the walk through the crew can sit in a pre-determined wind-free area that allows for space of approximately 6 feet between the seated crew and a placement of a video camera tripod. The crew will then run through the remaining interview questions (preparation for a successful interview is key). The process will be limited to no more than 5 minutes leaving a final 5 minutes for live Q&A by brokers tuning in with chat box comments.
Q3. What previous life experiences have you had that contribute to your success as charter crew?
Q4. While I’m sure you can cater to various groups, what is your most ideal charter group and why does this type of group suit you well?
Q5. What is your most favorite charter memory?
Following this there may be some additional questions asked from the live-chat comments by brokers tuning.
Yacht crews should practice their Crew Interview prior to the video being shot. Preparing for the Yacht Walkthrough should consist of the crew member practicing “presenting” the yacht to another crew member. Try to face the camera as much as possible while showing various areas of the yacht. The absolute most important key is to have FUN with the interviews and walkthroughs. Mistakes will happen, but that is part of the fun of live video, play them off and have fun with the process!
IF ANY CREW DO NOT WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LIVE FILMING OF THEMSELVES AND THEIR YACHT THEN PLEASE LET VIPCA KNOW ASAP IN ORDER TO EXCLUDE THEM FROM SCHEDULING.