Released last week on the Mercury Racing YouTube channel, the first segment of Water Street Confidential featuring the Fond du Lac, Wis., company’s director of customer experience Steve Miller and Double R Performance co-owner Peter Robert runs 5-1/2-minutes. For that episode, Scrapyard Media and Speed On The Water captured a little more than an hour of video in our naturally air-conditioned makeshift studio on the shores of the frozen Fond du Lac, River.
Did the first episode of Water Street Confidential leave you wanting more? We have the solution.
Our mutually agreed upon run-time for each segment of the eight-episode series pairing well-known high-performance marine industry figures interviewing each other was 2-1/2 to 5 minutes.
Translation? For the five-plus minutes of video that made the final cut of episode No. 1 we captured 60 minutes of footage.
That is the nature of video storytelling and editing, which is something we learned from producing the Speed On The Water “In The Lead Series” now heading into its third season. You gather a lot to produce a little. The shorter the set run-time, the harder the choices that have to be made in editing.
But that gave us an idea: Why not give “more” to viewers who want it? We already have the footage.
So with Mercury Racing’s blessing, we have created a longer-format version of each episode in the series celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary called “Water Street Confidential: Extended Play.” The shorter-format series videos go live the second Wednesday of each month. Hosted on the Speed On The Water YouTube channel, Water Street Confidential: Extended Play will go live on the third Wednesday of each month.
Featuring Miller and Roberts, the first long-play episode runs more than 30 minutes and change. We think you’re going to enjoy it.
But for those who prefer something a little shorter, the original Water Street Confidential series on the Mercury Racing YouTube channel is a mighty fine option.
And here is where it all happened for one cold week in late January.
Miller And Roberts Jam In Water Street Confidential Video Series Debut
New Mercury Racing Video Series: Secrets Of Water Street Revealed
The Rich History Of Water Street And Mercury Racing
Sneak Peek: The Test Drivers
Sneak Peek: The Writer And The Wrench
Sneak Peek: The Jeff And The Geoff Of It
Sneak Peek: The Sorcerer And The Apprentice
Sneak Peek: Talking Shop With Barrett And Latham
Sneak Peek: The Young Lions Of Offshore Racing
Sneak Peek: The Guitar Heroes Of High-Performance
MTI Celebrating Silver Anniversary All Year
Water Street Confidential Airing Schedule
March 8—Mercury Racing’s Steve Miller and Peter Roberts of Double R Performance
April 13—Fountain Powerboats’ Jeff Harris and Geoff Tomlinson of Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats
May 10—Adrian Barrett of Barrett Custom Marine and Amanda Latham of Man O’ War Marine
June 14—Mercury Racing’s Merwin Kimble and Matt Blechl
July 12—Offshore racers Brit Lilly and Nick Imprescia
August 9—Mercury Racing APX outboard program test drivers Chris Fairchild and Mark Makus
September 13—Mercury Racing’s Mike Griffiths and Boating magazine contributor/freelance writer Charles Pluddemann
October 11—MTI’s Randy Scism and Rick Pierce of Bass Cat