Filming a classroom on a historic boat on the Potomac River
Living Classrooms Foundation + Honda North America
Unique Challenges, to say the least
Our task for this film was to capture one of their living classrooms in action. The classroom? A historical boat floating on the Potomac River.
Filming a class on a boat had unique challenges. Flexible and adaptive planning, pre-production research, and communication with the producer was essential for this film. We had to be exceptionally thoughtful about the equipment we brought on board.
Challenging + Satisfying Partnership
This was one of the more challenging and satisfying projects we’ve worked on: staying on top of the action while not getting into anybody’s way on a small boat isn't as easy as it sounds. It was a joy to bear witness to students learning how to use a refractometer, drive the boat, see live oysters for the first time, and experience practical applications for what they were learning in school.
We created this film in partnership with the American Honda Foundation, as part of their Honda Community Partners video series. Honda Community Partners is a series seeking to expand the reach of their partnering organizations through web-ready video. We’ve been collaborating with the American Honda Foundation on this series since 2011.