Posts Tagged ‘Amory Ross’
If Sam Greenfield’s latest Volvo Ocean Race video doesn’t get you stoked for the race, nothing will. Along with Amory Ross finding really finding his writing voice during last week’s Team Alvimedica Transat, Americans should be proud of having two of the best young storytellers in the sport playing key roles in the biggest ocean racing event we’ve got. They’re also helping US fans get stoked about their team on the world stage, and we’re digging it.
June 10th, 2014 by admin
If the US Sailing Team can race as well as Amory Ross can shoot video, Brazil is going to be full of shiny golden trinkets for our Americans. Get to know the team in the first excellent Olympic sailing video we’ve seen this cycle, and props to Sperry for throwing down the coin to get this kind of film made. Show your support here.
May 29th, 2014 by admin
With a number of long time friends of SA on the US Sailing Team, we’ve been anxiously awaiting the Amory Ross shot and edited 6-part Youtube microseries Rising Tide that, we were told, would really help get America pumped up about the athletes who’ll represent America in Brazil in 2016. And with Amory’s track record of pulling a good story together (think Mar Mostro in the middle of the Atlantic with no mast) we had high expectations. But after checking out the 8-minute long Episode 1, we have to say we’re underwhelmed by the Sperry-underwritten production; and based on the decidedly weak viewer numbers after two weeks online and an e-blast to the full 40,000 US Sailing list, (a hair over 2,000 views combined between Sperry’s and US Sailing’s pages), the public agrees. While it’s great to see good production values and pretty imagery rather than the usual blurry Facebook interview, there’s very little meat in the movie except for a heartfelt speech from one of our best medal hopefuls, Paige Railey. Both the team and the director can do better; consider the fire under your asses lit.
March 8th, 2014 by admin