Bernd Ziesche | Wednesday, 17 February 2016
There are a lot of fly fishing videos avaible in the www - especially on youtube. Only some of them reach the edge of proper quality in my point of view!
To create a proper fly fishing film takes a lot:
Proper fish, proper fishing techniques/fly casting, beautiful nature, some serious action, good quality cameras, a good cameraman, proper cutting and finally nice editing.
And for me this is most important: An excellent story to tell!
Obviously all this is very hard to reach while being a one man show!
And it's exactly that why we find so many fly fishing films on youtube presenting not even any cutting at all but having positioned an action camera (like GoPro) on the body and then film the whole fish fight and upload just that.
If hitting a lot of views is the only target, it still can work well. All it needs is an apetizing title as it seems to me.
Anyway there are some great film makers out there who manage to come up with some excellent fly fishing stuff on youtube. Just to name one, Todd Moen is one of them!
Two weeks back I told you to just have started to learn more about film editing, post production if you prefer. The past 10 days now I have been working all nights long on a 12 minutes film about fly fishing in Norway. You may find it above. Lots to learn of cause and this is just the beginning of a long learning process. Hopefully you'll like the film - even though I already have a list of things to improve next time. Feedback (especially if critical) of course is very welcome!
Right no it's 7am and I have been editing on my next film about fly fishing for pike in pike-lend all night long. So I am really exhausted and sleepy right now.
I wish all of you a great and fishy (or casty) week!
All my best
P.s.: Still my favorite fly fishing video to watch is: Fly Fishing for Trophy Steelhead with Lani Waller made by 3M SA some 25 years ago. Great story!