Multi Award Winning photographer Brian Carlin has been working in the yachting and marine industry for years. While life was once as an architect the diversion to photography takes him around the world to places as far away as Indonesia, Australia and the United States.
A strong passion for the sea and a relaxed approach to challenging briefs is where he stands out. While Brian has worked on the Volvo Ocean Race, Alpari World Match Racing Tour, SMA Vendee Globe, Artemis Offshore Academy, the America’s Cup, ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships and Team Worlds he can also be found producing and shooting specialist films, promotional videos, and news for all sorts of sports, clients and companies.
The photographs from Brian’s first assignment at the America’s Cup World Series in Plymouth had exhibited by Louis Vuitton in Paris.
Brian has also worked with the well known and respected yachting journalist Andy Rice on his new book “Asymmetric Sailing”.
Producer/Onboard reporter, Volvo Ocean Race 2014/15 – Team Vestas Wind
Onboard Reporter for Team Vestas Wind in the Volvo Ocean Race 14/15
The primary role is to be the teams storyteller. It includes the reporting of the race on the yacht. The content is followed by direction from the TV production team based in Alicante, Spain. The story lines are partly constructed from the producer and partly from the content I deem appropriate from onboard the boat. A 4 minute VNR style edit, 8-10 photos and a written blog must be submitted daily for the duration of the race. It also included delivering the sponsors messages communication plan including various sub-sponsors i.e. Musto, Inmarsat, etc.
Producer/Onboard reporter, Clipper Round The World Race August 2013 – June 2014
Onboard reporter/camera operator for 6 legs of the Clipper around the World Yacht Race. Responsibilities included VNR’s for each leg of the race, video highlights edit for distribution to broadcasters and social media outlets. Producer for 9 x 26 minute Sports TV show and for 9 x 26 minute documentary “The Race of their Lives”. BBC worldwide distributed the 2 shows globally.
Photographer/Producer/Media manager for David Kenefick Sailing, March 2013 – June 2014
Stock photography for David Kenefick’s (Irish Sailor of the Year & French Rookie of the Year 2013) competing in the La Solitaire du Figaro. Branding and marketing imagery for sponsors. Stock photography to be used for the duration of the Figaro. Press releases, media relations and sponsor activations. Produced 25 x 3minute VNR’s and 8 video highlight edits for the duration of the campaign.
Producer/Director for 49erFX Irish Olympic Team Brewster/Tidey – March 2014
Produced and directed a short documentary “Our Story” for Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey about their journey to the 2016 Olympics. Edited and produced a promotional video for the team for both the campaign and current sponsors activation.
Official photographer for the Alpari World Match Racing Tour 2013
Event photographer for the World Match Racing Tour over 9 destinations across the globe. Sponsorship and marketing activation was key to the delivery of daily images for the press release. Delivery of images to social media and live stream “as it happens” on the water. Prize giving, skippers and team profiles including behind the scenes photos.
Photographer and producer for The Artemis Offshore Academy, May – July 2013
Responsible for all media content (video, photography) for 5 British skippers competing in the Solitaire du Figaro 2013. Sponsor orientated content both moving and still imagery. A full feature video “Leg by Leg” review from all 5 skippers. 35 VNR’s used primarily by the BBC in the UK. CNN Mainsail produced a 12 minute review from the VNR’s aired on Sky Sports in January 2014. The photographs were used across 100+ publications from UK newspapers, websites and magazines.
Official videographer for the ISAF Youth World Championships – July 2012
Responsible for the daily video reviews of the Youth Championships (7 x 5minutes) for distribution via social media and the ISAF YouTube Chanel. The footage was used by CNN Mainsail aired on Sky Sports in November 2012.
Producer and videographer for 2012/13 ISAF Development Symposium.
The first of its kind for ISAF developing an emerging nations symposium to establish a foundation of growth from grassroots level. Set both in Dublin, Ireland and Oman, UAE respectively the goal was to deliver a video review for the ISAF executive committee and make the general outcomes available online for an interested nations who showed interest in both contributing and attending the following year.
Camera Operator for the Alpari World Match Racing Tour 2012
Onboard camera operator for the Alpari World Match Racing Tour for the 2012 season. 9 Live OB’s at each event, 9 x 26minute highlight shows and 9 x 52 minute shows broadcast worldwide by IMG.
Producer and Photographer for the Irish Olympic Team 2012
Responsible for all media content (video, photography) for the Irish Olympic Team for the Pre-Olympic event Sail for Gold in Weymouth .
B.Sc. in Architectural Technology, Waterford Institute of Technology
Live: 3G/4G live broadcasting, RF Live Broadcasting, Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro CS6, OB’s, Camera’s: Sony EX1/2/3, PMW100/150/200/500