It's now been one month since I started my FB
social media experiment. I suppose it hasn't been
all bad, except for the fact that since i don't have a
personal page I can't "like" or comment on any other
page(s) other than my own. So I guess I've created
my own little island.
I went up to Musky Country a few weekends ago.
It was great to get back up there, it only took three
years for it to happen!
The reason I went up was for the "Musky World
Championship". It turned out, at least in my opinion,
to be a great event. I wasn't officially in the tourney but
I did get to fish a little on both Sat & Sun.
I hook one and had three follows but they were
all fairly small musky. If all goes well I'll try to
back up there again next season.
I was also back up in Michigan a few weeks back
for the final shoot days on the AuSable project.
I think that went fairly well despite the tough fishing
conditions. I'm lucky i got up there when I did because
as it turned out, fishing on Wed was very good and
I got some decent footage.
I can't say the same for Thurs thru Sat, though I got great
"scenic" footage...it was a little light on the "catching" footage.
Now the real work begins! This weekend I'll sit down and
start sifting through two seasons worth of footage and
hopefully somewhere in there I'll find a story.
It's going to be a challenge as well as an exercise in patients...hours and
hours, weeks and weeks will be spent in a dark room over the next few
And to pile on, I hadn't planned to submit anything to this years
Fly Fishing Film Tour, but i spoke with them a few weeks ago and they
seemed pretty keen on seeing something and strongly hinted they would like
something in the tour.
So, things just got a little busier. I'm not sure what to do about a tour
piece but hopefully something will come to me. The problem is the main
piece is so big in scope that I didn't really spend alot of time on any one thing.
I spent a little time on a lot of things.
I suppose I would be leaning towards the Hex footage. I may be
able to whip together a short piece based on
the footage i've shot over the past two Hex
seasons...but even with that we struggled.
I guess I have my work cut out for me...Anyway, I may also be launching
a Kick Starter campaign for the project. The cost of this one are significant
mainly due to the length, two years, and having three full features on the final
dvd. It's alot of content and the more you have the more expensive it gets
from authoring, to music mixes, to sound design, to music licensing,
to the actual replication of the dvd and on and on.
Anyway, look for that possibly in the next month or so...
Things may go dark around here for awhile, I gots' lots' to do!