Tortuga Brother Carl here. We got a great email last night from Sarah, our artist liaison at the NPAF. The dates which have been a bit up in the air are finalized! It's getting very real. We will be on Loggerhead Key from 9/1 to 10/1. It was a moving target for a little while. Everything is coming into focus. We will also be volunteering some of our time on a turtle nesting project for the NPS. All great stuff!
We have been busy working on figuring out what to bring and getting the items we need to survive and thrive for a month on Loggerhead key.
This mess is my sorting pile of what to gear to bring.
It feels a bit like Tom Hank's shopping for his journey to the island in Joe Vs. the Volcano. Think "Luggage is the central preoccupation of my life."
What else is going on? I'm practicing shooting with my GoPro Hero 8 doing time-lapses and snorkeling videos. The GoPro is a great filmmaking tool and we will use them a lot on the residency, more than I thought at first. It does have a lot of settings and getting the settings right is important for getting the different shots to turn out their best.
My Canon 5D will get lots of work in our interview shooting and will shine at the nighttime milky way photos and still shots. but the Hero 8 backed up by my IPhone 11 will get used a lot.
On a final Note: Thank you to everyone who has donated to our GoFundMe campaign. We will be able to bring some great filmmaking tools and and rent a sat phone to call our wives once a week to check in. We are blown away by everyone's generosity. The link is here https://gf.me/u/ydpwhn.
Next week I'll share some of the tests from the GoPro.