Billfish Adventures - Cebaco Bay

Job #1057

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Job # 1057 Billfish Adventures - Cebaco Bay

Posted Date
Feb 1, 2006 @ 04:11
Respond By
Feb 27, 2006
Word Count
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Language
English
Gender
Male
Age Range
-
Category
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Job Description

Over the years, Billfish Adventures has built an incredible library of video and photographs, documenting some memorable moments on the high seas.

We are looking for a voice to represent Sightseeing Fishing Group in it's DVD's, videos and hopefully TV show. This script is the opening and build up until we become trip specific. As it develops there will be trip/show specific VOs.

Script follows:

VOICE OVER

After a short flight from Miami to Panama City, a major metropolis in the wilds of Central America, you are in some of, arguably, the most fertile waters in the world today.

SCENE 1 INTRO.
AIRPLANE APPROACHES AND LANDS GOING AWAY

SCENE 2
SHOTS OF PANAMA, THE PEOPLE, ETC.

VOICE OVER

Saturday morning our adventure started. We were headed to Panama for a Billfish Adventure.

Panama is one of the world's most visitor-friendly countries. It's people are warm, friendly and unspoiled.

John Le Carré, writing in The Tailor of Panama summed it up well: "We have everything God needed to make paradise. Great farming, beaches, mountains, wildlife you wouldn't believe… people so beautiful you could cry."

SCENE 3

VOICE OVER

Panama is where Jim keeps the "Sorry Dear" at dock.

SHOT OF BOAT

VOICE OVER

It's a 55 foot Viking sport fishing boat built in New Jersey. In spite of that it's an awesome boat that has everything needed to live like a King at sea.
The [enter number] of us arrived in Panama City Saturday afternoon with

SHOT OF MARIO AT AIRPORT

VOICE OVER

Mario the cab driver waiting for us. His assignment was to transport us safely to the Marina Flamenco.

RED DEVILS IN ACTION

VOICE OVER

For 30 minutes he successfully out maneuvered black smoke spewing former school buses known as "Red Devils". The Red Devils are 10,000 pound road hogs, used for public transportation, that seem to be determined to extinguish whatever is in front of them.
The marina turned out to be right across the street from the Panama Canal, with spectacular views of

SHOT OF CITY GOING AWAY

VOICE OVER

Panama City's skyline and of the Canal. The one mile causeway was created by the Americans, connecting four small islands with rocks excavated from the Panama Canal and serves as a breakwater to the Pacific Coast entrance to the Panama Canal.

Today, these small islands, swept by pleasant sea breezes host fine restaurants, scenic bicycle and jogging paths, a small Smithsonian Institute of Tropical Research aquarium, souvenir and specialty shops, a cruise port and a yacht marina.

SHOT OF MARINA FROM TOP OF BUILDING

DISSOLVE TO:
SHOT OF MARINA FROM END OF JETTY

UNTYING BOAT

VOICE OVER

We left Flamenco at sunrise Sunday morning for virgin territory more than 160 miles away from our dock. We were headed for Cebaco Bay where there was rumored to be a fuel barge and big fish. It was nearly to the Costa Rican border.

We soon found out that fishing for Marlin left lots of free time for the anglers. We made it to Cebaco Bay late Sunday afternoon.

SHOT OF APPROACH TO CEBACO BAY

VOICE OVER

Imagine a horseshoe bay with a lush jungle hillside framing the bay as it would have looked two hundred years ago. Then put a 1960's fuel barge manned by ten Panamanians in the bay, and you've got the picture.

SHOT OF EARLY MORNING ACTIVITY

VOICE OVER

The days start early on the “Sorry Dear’, boat and bait to prep. As became the norm we left at first light. There's so much floating debris in the Pacific that it's to risky to head out while it's still dark.

Pitch baiting is just what it sounds like. You "simply" pitch a rigged ballyhoo to a sail fish so he can eat it, and the hook.

SHOW TEACHING OF BAITING TECHNIQUE

VOICE OVER

You then hold the line with your thumb until the fish runs with the bait and you "simply" set the hook without backlashing the reel or burning your thumb off because the fish decides he'd prefer not to be hooked.
The fish are "teased" to the boat. As soon as someone sees a fish, the call goes out;

"Right long rigger."
"Get your bait in the water."
"Hold it there."
"Reel it in."
"Let it out."
"Put your rod tip up."
"Put your rod tip down."
"He's on the short left rigger."
"Did you see that?"
"No."
"Hold it there."
"Give me the rod."
"Do you still see the fish?"
"What fish?"

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