This past week I attended a 4-day Video Production School taught by The Life in Cambridge, Ohio. It was absolutely fantastic! I learned a lot of information on how to plan for and film a hunt from start to finish. The instructors, Tom Petry and Nick Ventura, were incredible teachers. We also had a presentation on the hunting industry by Cragg Fitz.
I am now excited about putting my newly gained knowledge into practical use!
The week was also an opportunity to meet other guys who have goals to film hunts and/or get into the hunting industry in a variety of other ways. There were 20 of us students and all of them were incredible people! It was an awesome week!
I cannot say enough about The Life Video Production School. They rock!
Gearing up for a hunt or other outdoor adventure is no small task.
Preparation is key. I like to make packing lists on Evernote. This way, I have the list on my computer as well as my iPhone and even my iPad. It makes the list easily accessible and easy to use. I use the checkbox lists, so as I am packing I can check off each item.
Packing for mobility is helpful. Many people take too much gear with them. Be selective and only pack what you absolutely need for each outing. Learning to consolidate comes with experience.
I like to use a backpack for my video gear. This keeps my hands free for other items that must be carried, such as a tree stand, decoys, or other necessary gear. My Cinebag CB25-B backpack is roomy and also features a large waist strap that is comfortable on long hikes.
Another benefit of using a packing list is to avoid forgetting essential gear. There is nothing worse than getting on location and realizing that something you need is back home.
The next time you get ready to go on a trip, plan carefully as you gear up. It just might save some headaches and even a heartache or two!