Waterline Media presents a short film for the Drake 5 minutes of Fly Fishing in New Orleans in August, 2011. Filmed over the course of an entire tarpon season from the lower Keys to the Panhandle, Riding High shows the entire migration from the viewpoint of those that chase this amazing fish every year.
This is as much about the insurmountable distance between the camera and the subject as it is about the indefinable draw of fly fishing. Made for my thesis for the MFA program in Science and Natural History Filmmaking at Montana State University.
NEWLY RELEASED Full-Length Film: vimeo.com/54169719
A Deliberate Life
There comes a time in all of our lives when we let ourselves dream about living life on our own terms. When we wrestle with the decision to take a step into traffic, follow our passions and live deliberately - or simply let another day, and daydream, pass.
In the end, it doesn’t matter if we make the decision of our own accord, or life makes it for us. It’s where our heart and soul are that matter. For some, the result is a closer alignment between vocation and avocation, for some it’s a reprioritization of what’s important in life, for some it’s the very real difference between life and death.
Set primarily against the diverse, rugged and breathtaking landscape of Idaho and Oregon, A Deliberate Life explores the stories of five unlikely friends who share the same love of fly fishing and the outdoors and their choice to lead a life according to their passions.
Grant Taylor - Grant Taylor Photography
Matt Smythe - fishingpoet
Matt White - RockHouse Motion
Dustin Lutt - RockHouse Motion
Musical Score for film by Tim Coons. Crazy good! Check him out at timcoons.com
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It has been a crazy year for us. We have got a ton of support from both old and new friends, and we thank you. We are trying to stay true to the faceless style but still push ourselves to do things different I hope you like our latest offering and continue to follow our progress.
Music by: Blue Foundation (Zed’s Dead Remix) “Eyes on Fire”
Feature DVD now available at sharptailmedia.com
Shot on the Missouri River near Craig, Montana, "Sipping Dry" attempts to articulate the true essence of dry fly fishing in a setting many consider to be one of the dry fly capitals of the world. The full-length version will be featured in the 2012 Fly Fishing Film Tour (thef3t.com).
Footage captured with a Canon T2i. Lenses: 50mm f/1.4; 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5; 70-200mm f/2.8.
Music: "Cathedral Choir Nouveau" & "Choir of Intrigue !" by DIAMONDSOUNDS and "Grand Scheme" by lprecise.