Filmmakers Bootcamp Lofoten

Filmmaking, Travel, Adventure

From:

Monday, August 19, 2024

Until:

Monday, August 26, 2024

All Day

Lofoten, Norway

This event is English spoken

Embark on an unforgettable photography and camera boot camp expedition aboard our majestic sailing vessel, the “Moondance,” as we explore the captivating Lofoten Islands and Steigen area. Joining us on this adventure is Sony Ambassador Sjoerd Wess. Together we gracefully glide through straits and fjords, powered by the wind, to experience the dramatic beauty of Norway’s glacier-carved landscapes.

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Filmmakers Bootcamp Lofoten

Filmmaking, Travel, Adventure

From:

Monday, August 19, 2024

Until:

Monday, August 26, 2024

All Day

Lofoten, Norway

This event is English spoken

Embark on an unforgettable photography and camera boot camp expedition aboard our majestic sailing vessel, the “Moondance,” as we explore the captivating Lofoten Islands and Steigen area. Joining us on this adventure is Sony Ambassador Sjoerd Wess. Together we gracefully glide through straits and fjords, powered by the wind, to experience the dramatic beauty of Norway’s glacier-carved landscapes.

This event is in the rearview mirror.

For future events, please head over to the event page.

Filmmakers Bootcamp Lofoten

Filmmaking, Travel, Adventure

From:

Monday, August 19, 2024

Until:

Monday, August 26, 2024

All Day

Lofoten, Norway

This event is English spoken

Embark on an unforgettable photography and camera boot camp expedition aboard our majestic sailing vessel, the “Moondance,” as we explore the captivating Lofoten Islands and Steigen area. Joining us on this adventure is Sony Ambassador Sjoerd Wess. Together we gracefully glide through straits and fjords, powered by the wind, to experience the dramatic beauty of Norway’s glacier-carved landscapes.

This event is in the rearview mirror.

For future events, please head over to the event page.

This event is a collaboration with

Moondance Expeditions (former Sailing Taxi) came into being in 2014. Back then, it was just a name, a dream, a plan. Four students from Amsterdam wanted to sail around the world with the power of the wind to surf and climb in the most remote places.. In 2016 they bought their first boat and in 2019 the crew completed their first voyage around the Atlantic Ocean, reaching their goal of traveling with the wind for over 2 years and 17,000 nautical miles.

This event is a collaboration with

Moondance Expeditions (former Sailing Taxi) came into being in 2014. Back then, it was just a name, a dream, a plan. Four students from Amsterdam wanted to sail around the world with the power of the wind to surf and climb in the most remote places.. In 2016 they bought their first boat and in 2019 the crew completed their first voyage around the Atlantic Ocean, reaching their goal of traveling with the wind for over 2 years and 17,000 nautical miles.

This event is a collaboration with

Moondance Expeditions (former Sailing Taxi) came into being in 2014. Back then, it was just a name, a dream, a plan. Four students from Amsterdam wanted to sail around the world with the power of the wind to surf and climb in the most remote places.. In 2016 they bought their first boat and in 2019 the crew completed their first voyage around the Atlantic Ocean, reaching their goal of traveling with the wind for over 2 years and 17,000 nautical miles.

About the event

Embark on an unforgettable photography and camera boot camp expedition aboard our majestic sailing vessel, the “Moondance,” as we explore the captivating Lofoten Islands and Steigen area. Joining us on this adventure is Sony Ambassador Sjoerd Wess. Together we gracefully glide through straits and fjords, powered by the wind, to experience the dramatic beauty of Norway’s glacier-carved landscapes.

This boot camp is designed for individuals seeking to elevate their skills in adventure, nature, and wildlife film and photography. We will conduct inspiring workshops and offer equipment for testing. Throughout the journey, ample time will be available to refine your sailing abilities, experience a rejuvenating break from your daily routine, engage in activities such as kayaking, hiking, fishing for your own dinner, visiting museums, surfing, climbing, and more. The diverse settings provide numerous opportunities to capture outstanding shots. Don’t miss out on this exceptional experience!

About the event

Embark on an unforgettable photography and camera boot camp expedition aboard our majestic sailing vessel, the “Moondance,” as we explore the captivating Lofoten Islands and Steigen area. Joining us on this adventure is Sony Ambassador Sjoerd Wess. Together we gracefully glide through straits and fjords, powered by the wind, to experience the dramatic beauty of Norway’s glacier-carved landscapes.

This boot camp is designed for individuals seeking to elevate their skills in adventure, nature, and wildlife film and photography. We will conduct inspiring workshops and offer equipment for testing. Throughout the journey, ample time will be available to refine your sailing abilities, experience a rejuvenating break from your daily routine, engage in activities such as kayaking, hiking, fishing for your own dinner, visiting museums, surfing, climbing, and more. The diverse settings provide numerous opportunities to capture outstanding shots. Don’t miss out on this exceptional experience!

About the event

Embark on an unforgettable photography and camera boot camp expedition aboard our majestic sailing vessel, the “Moondance,” as we explore the captivating Lofoten Islands and Steigen area. Joining us on this adventure is Sony Ambassador Sjoerd Wess. Together we gracefully glide through straits and fjords, powered by the wind, to experience the dramatic beauty of Norway’s glacier-carved landscapes.

This boot camp is designed for individuals seeking to elevate their skills in adventure, nature, and wildlife film and photography. We will conduct inspiring workshops and offer equipment for testing. Throughout the journey, ample time will be available to refine your sailing abilities, experience a rejuvenating break from your daily routine, engage in activities such as kayaking, hiking, fishing for your own dinner, visiting museums, surfing, climbing, and more. The diverse settings provide numerous opportunities to capture outstanding shots. Don’t miss out on this exceptional experience!

Meet Sjoerd Wess

Sjoerd Wess is a Dutch-born filmmaker specializing in documentary films. In addition to working full-time as a freelance filmmaker, he shares his passion for the craft on YouTube, runs an online filmmakers community, and hosts numerous events.

Portrait of Sjoerd Wess in black and white

Meet Sjoerd Wess

Sjoerd Wess is a Dutch-born filmmaker specializing in documentary films. In addition to working full-time as a freelance filmmaker, he shares his passion for the craft on YouTube, runs an online filmmakers community, and hosts numerous events.

Portrait of Sjoerd Wess in black and white

Meet Sjoerd Wess

Sjoerd Wess is a Dutch-born filmmaker specializing in documentary films. In addition to working full-time as a freelance filmmaker, he shares his passion for the craft on YouTube, runs an online filmmakers community, and hosts numerous events.

Portrait of Sjoerd Wess in black and white

Meet Luuk van den Engel

Luuk is a true sailor. He crossed the oceans three times before the age of 25. Recently, he has dedicated his skills to taking people along with him on what are considered epic adventures. On his 57ft. Koopmans yacht, he takes you across beautiful fjords using nothing more than the wind (provided by Mother Earth, of course)."

"He teamed up with Sjoerd Wess to connect the dots between sailing, filmmaking, culture, and adventure.

Luuk looking rough in snowy conditions on a sailing boat - the moondance

Meet Luuk van den Engel

Luuk is a true sailor. He crossed the oceans three times before the age of 25. Recently, he has dedicated his skills to taking people along with him on what are considered epic adventures. On his 57ft. Koopmans yacht, he takes you across beautiful fjords using nothing more than the wind (provided by Mother Earth, of course)."

"He teamed up with Sjoerd Wess to connect the dots between sailing, filmmaking, culture, and adventure.

Luuk looking rough in snowy conditions on a sailing boat - the moondance

Meet Luuk van den Engel

Luuk is a true sailor. He crossed the oceans three times before the age of 25. Recently, he has dedicated his skills to taking people along with him on what are considered epic adventures. On his 57ft. Koopmans yacht, he takes you across beautiful fjords using nothing more than the wind (provided by Mother Earth, of course)."

"He teamed up with Sjoerd Wess to connect the dots between sailing, filmmaking, culture, and adventure.

Luuk looking rough in snowy conditions on a sailing boat - the moondance

Callsheet

Day 1: Arrival

Upon arrival in Bodø, the Moondance awaits you in the guest harbour. After unpacking and getting settled in, it’s time for a skipper’s meeting. Here, we will brief you on the plan, discuss everyone’s expectations, and address safety matters. In the evening or after a good night’s rest, we set sail!

Day 2-6: Sailing and Exploring

We explore the Lofoten Islands from a unique perspective: the water. The route we follow is packed with highlights: Trollfjord, Steigen, Reine, Henningsvær, Stromolla, Værøy, Moskenes, and many other beautiful places. Our sailing ship Moondance ensures that you get up close to nature and visit places where no one else goes. Our daily program starts after a delicious breakfast. Before and afterwards, there is plenty of time to relax, hike, sail, visit (cultural) historical sites, fish, read a book, and so on. Usually, we sail each day to end up at a new dock or anchor spot every day.

Day 7: Departure

After breakfast, it’s time for a hug. We assist you with a good travel route and then wave you off. On to the next sailing adventure!

Callsheet

Day 1: Arrival

Upon arrival in Bodø, the Moondance awaits you in the guest harbour. After unpacking and getting settled in, it’s time for a skipper’s meeting. Here, we will brief you on the plan, discuss everyone’s expectations, and address safety matters. In the evening or after a good night’s rest, we set sail!

Day 2-6: Sailing and Exploring

We explore the Lofoten Islands from a unique perspective: the water. The route we follow is packed with highlights: Trollfjord, Steigen, Reine, Henningsvær, Stromolla, Værøy, Moskenes, and many other beautiful places. Our sailing ship Moondance ensures that you get up close to nature and visit places where no one else goes. Our daily program starts after a delicious breakfast. Before and afterwards, there is plenty of time to relax, hike, sail, visit (cultural) historical sites, fish, read a book, and so on. Usually, we sail each day to end up at a new dock or anchor spot every day.

Day 7: Departure

After breakfast, it’s time for a hug. We assist you with a good travel route and then wave you off. On to the next sailing adventure!

Callsheet

Day 1: Arrival

Upon arrival in Bodø, the Moondance awaits you in the guest harbour. After unpacking and getting settled in, it’s time for a skipper’s meeting. Here, we will brief you on the plan, discuss everyone’s expectations, and address safety matters. In the evening or after a good night’s rest, we set sail!

Day 2-6: Sailing and Exploring

We explore the Lofoten Islands from a unique perspective: the water. The route we follow is packed with highlights: Trollfjord, Steigen, Reine, Henningsvær, Stromolla, Værøy, Moskenes, and many other beautiful places. Our sailing ship Moondance ensures that you get up close to nature and visit places where no one else goes. Our daily program starts after a delicious breakfast. Before and afterwards, there is plenty of time to relax, hike, sail, visit (cultural) historical sites, fish, read a book, and so on. Usually, we sail each day to end up at a new dock or anchor spot every day.

Day 7: Departure

After breakfast, it’s time for a hug. We assist you with a good travel route and then wave you off. On to the next sailing adventure!

Where you'll be staying

Moondance, a 56ft Koopmans, draws its design inspiration from Dick Koopmans’ sailing ship “De Jager,” winner of the “Round of Britain 2006” and “Cold Handed Cup 2007.” This makes Moondance a truly exceptional vessel, purpose-built for expeditions and the unforgiving Arctic. With its lofty central lounge, comfy accommodations for nine, an array of heaters, a well-appointed bathroom inc. shower, and generous storage, Moondance combines adventure and comfort in one package, promising unforgettable journeys on the high seas.

Where you'll be staying

Moondance, a 56ft Koopmans, draws its design inspiration from Dick Koopmans’ sailing ship “De Jager,” winner of the “Round of Britain 2006” and “Cold Handed Cup 2007.” This makes Moondance a truly exceptional vessel, purpose-built for expeditions and the unforgiving Arctic. With its lofty central lounge, comfy accommodations for nine, an array of heaters, a well-appointed bathroom inc. shower, and generous storage, Moondance combines adventure and comfort in one package, promising unforgettable journeys on the high seas.

Where you'll be staying

Moondance, a 56ft Koopmans, draws its design inspiration from Dick Koopmans’ sailing ship “De Jager,” winner of the “Round of Britain 2006” and “Cold Handed Cup 2007.” This makes Moondance a truly exceptional vessel, purpose-built for expeditions and the unforgiving Arctic. With its lofty central lounge, comfy accommodations for nine, an array of heaters, a well-appointed bathroom inc. shower, and generous storage, Moondance combines adventure and comfort in one package, promising unforgettable journeys on the high seas.

Location & Routes

The optimal summer season in the Lofoten Islands begins in June and concludes in August. During this period, temperatures range from 14 to 24 degrees Celsius. Throughout the year, it is the ideal time for exploring the Lofoten Islands by ship during the summer season, although the weather can change rapidly in Northern Norway. In June August, the sun barely sets, offering ample opportunities for a delightful daily itinerary and shoots in twilight hours.

The point of embarkation and disembarkation for this journey is Bodø Harbour. You can conveniently reach Bodø by flying from Oslo. Another option is to fly directly to Trondheim and then take the train to Bodø, which takes approximately 8 hours and is highly recommended. A complete journey using public transportation is feasible from and to central Europe as well. Opting for this choice even entitles you to a discount on your trip!

How to get there?

The point of embarkation and disembarkation for this journey is Bodø Harbour. From 12pm you are welcome on arrival day and at 12pm we wave you goodbye at departure day. You can easily reach Bodø by flying from Oslo. Another option is to fly directly to Trondheim and then take the train to Bodø, which takes approximately 8 hours and is highly recommended. A complete journey using public transportation is feasible from and to central Europe as well. Opting for this choice even entitles you to a discount on your trip!

Recommendations for flying (2 connecting / 6 hours total):
Google Flights or Skyscanner to find flights and book directly at the Airliner. Norwegian Air or SAS are the most common.

Reccomendations for flying to Trondheim (direct / 3h) and then take a train (direct /8h):
KLM to find the flights from Amsterdam to Trondheim.
Nordlandsbanen to find trains from Trondheim to Bodø

Reccomendations for public transport  (many stops / 48h):
Blabacar to hitch a ride.
Flixbus to find busses to Oslo.
Nordlandsbanen to find trains from Oslo to Bodø.

Lofoten from the sky

Location & Routes

The optimal summer season in the Lofoten Islands begins in June and concludes in August. During this period, temperatures range from 14 to 24 degrees Celsius. Throughout the year, it is the ideal time for exploring the Lofoten Islands by ship during the summer season, although the weather can change rapidly in Northern Norway. In June August, the sun barely sets, offering ample opportunities for a delightful daily itinerary and shoots in twilight hours.

The point of embarkation and disembarkation for this journey is Bodø Harbour. You can conveniently reach Bodø by flying from Oslo. Another option is to fly directly to Trondheim and then take the train to Bodø, which takes approximately 8 hours and is highly recommended. A complete journey using public transportation is feasible from and to central Europe as well. Opting for this choice even entitles you to a discount on your trip!

How to get there?

The point of embarkation and disembarkation for this journey is Bodø Harbour. From 12pm you are welcome on arrival day and at 12pm we wave you goodbye at departure day. You can easily reach Bodø by flying from Oslo. Another option is to fly directly to Trondheim and then take the train to Bodø, which takes approximately 8 hours and is highly recommended. A complete journey using public transportation is feasible from and to central Europe as well. Opting for this choice even entitles you to a discount on your trip!

Recommendations for flying (2 connecting / 6 hours total):
Google Flights or Skyscanner to find flights and book directly at the Airliner. Norwegian Air or SAS are the most common.

Reccomendations for flying to Trondheim (direct / 3h) and then take a train (direct /8h):
KLM to find the flights from Amsterdam to Trondheim.
Nordlandsbanen to find trains from Trondheim to Bodø

Reccomendations for public transport  (many stops / 48h):
Blabacar to hitch a ride.
Flixbus to find busses to Oslo.
Nordlandsbanen to find trains from Oslo to Bodø.

Lofoten from the sky

Location & Routes

The optimal summer season in the Lofoten Islands begins in June and concludes in August. During this period, temperatures range from 14 to 24 degrees Celsius. Throughout the year, it is the ideal time for exploring the Lofoten Islands by ship during the summer season, although the weather can change rapidly in Northern Norway. In June August, the sun barely sets, offering ample opportunities for a delightful daily itinerary and shoots in twilight hours.

The point of embarkation and disembarkation for this journey is Bodø Harbour. You can conveniently reach Bodø by flying from Oslo. Another option is to fly directly to Trondheim and then take the train to Bodø, which takes approximately 8 hours and is highly recommended. A complete journey using public transportation is feasible from and to central Europe as well. Opting for this choice even entitles you to a discount on your trip!

How to get there?

The point of embarkation and disembarkation for this journey is Bodø Harbour. From 12pm you are welcome on arrival day and at 12pm we wave you goodbye at departure day. You can easily reach Bodø by flying from Oslo. Another option is to fly directly to Trondheim and then take the train to Bodø, which takes approximately 8 hours and is highly recommended. A complete journey using public transportation is feasible from and to central Europe as well. Opting for this choice even entitles you to a discount on your trip!

Recommendations for flying (2 connecting / 6 hours total):
Google Flights or Skyscanner to find flights and book directly at the Airliner. Norwegian Air or SAS are the most common.

Reccomendations for flying to Trondheim (direct / 3h) and then take a train (direct /8h):
KLM to find the flights from Amsterdam to Trondheim.
Nordlandsbanen to find trains from Trondheim to Bodø

Reccomendations for public transport  (many stops / 48h):
Blabacar to hitch a ride.
Flixbus to find busses to Oslo.
Nordlandsbanen to find trains from Oslo to Bodø.

Lofoten from the sky

FAQ's

What is included and excluded in the price?

What do I need to bring?

How's life on board?

What is on the menu?

Level of the voyage?

What are terms and conditions?

Hopefully all your questions were answered. If not, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

FAQ's

What is included and excluded in the price?

What do I need to bring?

How's life on board?

What is on the menu?

Level of the voyage?

What are terms and conditions?

Hopefully all your questions were answered. If not, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

FAQ's

What is included and excluded in the price?

What do I need to bring?

How's life on board?

What is on the menu?

Level of the voyage?

What are terms and conditions?

Hopefully all your questions were answered. If not, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Are you ready?

We hope you share our excitement for joining this event!

We strive to ensure that you depart our event feeling not just inspired, but fully equipped to embark on your journey, regardless of your current level of experience.

Should you have any questions about the event, please check our FAQ section. If your question remains unanswered, please don't hesitate to contact us via email.

Notify when available

Are you ready?

We hope you share our excitement for joining this event!

We strive to ensure that you depart our event feeling not just inspired, but fully equipped to embark on your journey, regardless of your current level of experience.

Should you have any questions about the event, please check our FAQ section. If your question remains unanswered, please don't hesitate to contact us via email.

Notify when available

Are you ready?

We hope you share our excitement for joining this event!

We strive to ensure that you depart our event feeling not just inspired, but fully equipped to embark on your journey, regardless of your current level of experience.

Should you have any questions about the event, please check our FAQ section. If your question remains unanswered, please don't hesitate to contact us via email.

Notify when available