Wow! I can’t believe it! I was honored to win first place in the video contest hosted by Become1 in Montana in September. It was a wonderful week of hunting antelope and whitetail with my son, James. It was also the Hunt/Film/Compete Event hosted by Film the Hunt at Powder River Outfitters. The first place prize was a brand new beautiful Prime Centergy Bow!
My previous bow was many years old but still effective and accurate. I was still shooting aluminum arrows, which just made James laugh and shake his head. He claims that when I shoot at any longer distance, the arrow coming into the target is like a descending howitzer!
Right after I received the new Prime bow, I purchased some accessories needed to prepare the bow for use. These arrived yesterday.
I took the new bow to Archery Addictions to get it all set up. Tom was incredibly helpful and a really great guy to talk with about archery, hunting, and even ice fishing. He helped me select an appropriate 5-pin sight and other accessories to complete the setup.
I had some idea in mind about the arrows I wanted based mostly on a recommendation from my son, who is a dedicated archery hunter. He knows a lot and depends on exhaustive research and practical use of products. Tom confirmed the recommendation strongly when I said I wanted to use the Easton Axis arrows. We completed the transaction and I went out the door with my new bow fully equipped and even in a very nice protective case made by Tenzing.
I am now waiting for the arrow inserts to dry and will finish sighting in the bow later today. To say I am excited about this new Prime Bow is the understatement of the day!
Extremely stoked to be part of Film the Hunt’s Graduates Team! I attended the 4-day Outdoor Video Production School last June and learned a ton of information about how to properly and effectively film hunts. It was an incredible four days with great instruction and the opportunity to meet some amazing and incredible people.
The Graduates is a team of cinematographers and field producers who received proper training and are now available to film hunts. Some of their work is featured in the weekly show The Life, which is airing on The Sportsman Channel on Monday nights and several additional times throughout the week. Check it out because the show is very good!
Telling a visual story of each hunt is what it is all about. I look forward to filming and producing hunts as one of The Graduates. I am stoked!
Thank you to The Life Outdoor Video School! I attended their 4-day Field Production Outdoor Video Course last April and I learned a ton! It was the best four days I could have imagined, too. I met some great people who, like me, hope to work in the hunting industry. We learned how to use our cameras and properly film a hunt from start to finish. Along the way, we had many opportunities to put our learning into practical use.
I created a short film at the Video School and it includes some of the techniques we learned there from Tom and Nick. You can view the short video here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BGpOua2GDrs/
I highly recommend this Video School to anyone who wants to learn how to film hunts. You will learn a lot and meet some incredible people. I cannot say enough about these guys. There are just incredible. Check out their TV show, which airs on Monday nights on The Sportsman Channel.
My web show, There’s No Place Like the Mountains, features short hunting and wildlife films that were inspired by attending this video school. It is a dream that developed over this past year. Without all the information I learned last April at the Video School, this dream would still be wishful thinking. Thanks, guys, I am continuing to learn how to tell a story with film and I am loving each and every frame!