25 Jul HOW TO MAKE A VIDEO OF THE HOLIDAY OF A LIFETIME – BY FARINA KIRMSE.
I am Farina, a videographer from Germany. I love to travel while working, for me it`s the perfect combo. My camera is my steady companion and creating new memories is my biggest passion. My films tell stories: small and big, quiet and loud, they capture everyday moments and touching tales. I can’t help but try and capture those authentic and defining moments: dreamy looks, unobtrusive touches and free laughter.
Last year I found Dreamsea on the Internet and fell in love just by looking at the pictures. So here I am in the summer 2016 Dreamsea Surf Camp. How did it all begin? I had planned to visit the camp with a friend but she sadly cancelled a week before. So I decided to do the trip by myself. In the beginning I was afraid of the unknown. Will the people be nice to me? Will I get enough good footage? You know, the usual thoughts you may have while travelling alone for the first time (for a camera buff anyway).
THE FIRST IMPRESSION, THE FIRST FEELING
I had not even unpacked my luggage when already they showed interest in my life. It was such a great feeling to get a welcoming like that. All my fears were blown away. With each day I felt more like I was becoming part of the team and the Dreamsea family. There was no minute I was sitting by myself.
The team looked after the guests so carefully and fulfilled every single desire immediately. The Dreamsea family, they love and live their concept of „Better Together“ in such a good way.
Life can be so easy, be nice to people and people will be nice to you. I met so many people from all over the world. Who would have known that there are people from all over the world spending their vacations in the North of Spain?. Dreamsea is a magical place, everyone I talked to was very happy to be there so that they already planned a comeback in the same year.
HOW TO MAKE A VIDEO OF A SURF CAMP: THE PROCESS
In the first days I started to brainstorm with Sara, who’s in charge of communication at Dreamsea, about creating a story of this way of life. The working process was creative and spontaneous. Did you know this legend 70’s song “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” from Rupert Holmes?. Since my arrival we started to sing it all day long and so we continued for the next 10 days. It stuck in everyone’s head. One of the teamers Jose Vasquez also has a warming voice, similar to Eddie Vedder. He serenades the guests almost every week, accompanied with good wine and a nice sunset. He decided to do a cover version of ‘Escape’ with Paula, a team member from Germany and now we have a cool cover from that song to give the film more personality.
So finally I just have one thing to say: THANK YOU!
Thanks for this unforgettable journey, for all the special moments I had because of Dreamsea, for the good music, the good company, for the best food and the the stunning desserts omg!
Thank you for that comfortable and awesome tent, thank you for welcoming me and making me feel part of the Dreamsea family, for all the good conversations, for teaching me surfing, for giving me the trust to work with you.
A big hug goes out to Dani who made this happen for me. To Sarah for all your creative input. To Kiki for stopping me from climbing the cliffs at 5 am. To Jose, for your voice and the sound for the film. To Hanna for being the best cook around and despite how much I ate of it I (unbelievably) lost weight, could you be my personal cook after the season?. To Adam, for your funny laugh, I always have to laugh with you although mostly I didn´t understand your jokes because of your aussie accent. To Arthur and Jesse for teaching me surfing. To Feli, for sharing your company with me and Manu for making the trip so comfortable. Thank you to all the team for being there and for doing such a good job. Last but not least thanks to Manu&Julian Moos for helping me with the sound. It was fun to work with you in your record studio. Awesome!
„How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard“