There’s something really special about bass anglers. There’s something even more special about those who record and edit their adventures along the way. I’m that guy who sat home on Friday nights to edit video. Yes, I even self taught myself Photoshop because I have a keen eye for quality production. Clean video, sharp photos. Rinse, repeat.
I’m no pro by any means…special effects take years to fine tune. By that time, new software comes out and just like everything else in our world, life gets in the way. It’s hard to keep up with the flow. The digital world keeps on ticking. So does my passion for all things fishing.
B.A.S.S. most recently started their fishing video contest #15SecondFishCatch to entice users into uploading quick videos of their fish catches. The prize? A hefty GoPro package valued at $1500. But take away the prize. Take away the contest rules. Heck, take away the ease of sharing across social media. What’s left you ask? Hundreds of anglers who are not only hooked on fishing, but the pure talent and patience it takes to capture these moments on film. The most difficult part of fishing videos? Capturing the catch on video. Next comes editing.
I wish I had the time to vote for every single entry. In a way, I find myself criticizing my very own 15-second video because of “things” I see that I could have done differently. It’s sort of like owning your own blog and looking back at your first article – wow, that sucks…maybe I shouldn’t have brought that to light?
But with each video comes knowledge. Maybe you’re out to just create a video diary? Maybe you are in it to make money? No matter the reason for starting, the end goal is to accomplish more. Get better. Become more efficient. It’s something to be proud of.
Good luck to those who have entered and a big “thanks” to BASS and GoPro for engaging this audience of videographers/anglers. A job well done!
Here’s my contest submission: