Just wanted to take a minute to share with everyone a short film I've been working on the last several months. I've made hunting shorts in the past, but they were your typical hunting short with me trying to kill a deer. There was really no back story, story line, or theme to the video.
I wanted to do something a little bit different this year, and actually telling a story and portray a message with this year's film. Below is the result. Just a tip, to enjoy the film to it's full potential you must turn down the lights, turn up your headphones, and watch the video in full screen. That's all I ask!
Would love to hear everyone's thoughts and comments.
This is very good work other than the Jack Daniels bottle, but that is just me. You are very talented a lot like Jeff Simpson at Fence Post Films http://www.fencepostfilms.com/
2009 Elite Z28 in Realtree AP at 68lbs and drawing 27", shooting 26" Carbon Express 250 Maxima Hunters, tipped with 100gr Slick Trick Mags and 2" Quickfletch Quickspins ST vanes weighing 363gr in a Treelimb Premium Quiver,Pro QAD HD Rest, with an Elite 7 1/4" stablizer in AP, HHA 5519 sight and a Scott Wildcat release. Shooting 284fps
Thanks footballstar and WDB! Having my work compared to the likes of Sitka and Jeff Simpson is a HUGE compliment. Jeff Simpson is actually one of the guys who inspired me to pick up a camera and pursue this type of work in the first place, and I watch each and every Sitka film they release looking for inspiration and pure enjoyment.
Thanks everyone! Again, being compared to HB is a huge compliment, so thank you. I also pull quite a bit of inspriation from their show. It's actually one of the few shows I watch.
Bowhunter - Thanks for looking out, but no worries! I had a tree hopper on in that shot, but since I was wearing a black shirt and the stand was in the way you couldn't see it. Trust me, I never hang or hunt without a lineman's belt and safety harness.
About 95% of this was filmed with a Canon 7D and Canon L-series lenses. Couple of the shots (coyote and buck footage) was shot with a Sony AX2000. I also filmed the majority of this by myself except the shots where I used a slider. Even still, a couple of the motion shots I added motion to the shot while editing, and filmed those myself as well.
Thanks again everyone! I'm glad you all enjoyed it.
I've been looking at that 7D for a while, but thinking they must be about to release a new version. For sure if I buy one they will. Currently using a Rebel with some L lenses and want to upgrade the body for better ISO and AF.