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Author Topic: Why do more people not film their hunts?  (Read 3348 times)

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Re: Why do more people not film their hunts?
« Reply #140 on: January 11, 2019, 09:52:10 AM »
Eric, I am the same way about not filming.


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Re: Why do more people not film their hunts?
« Reply #141 on: January 11, 2019, 12:12:59 PM »
Do it for the next generation...it doesn't have to be a personal, selfish thing.

That's a solid point, you make. 

For us, that's what campfire & bedtime is all about -- telling stories.  I suppose video is the modern equivalent of the storyteller...  Just the same, I'll stick to what I know.

I take some video & photos during a hunt but just during the "down time."  But we don't get as many shot opportunities out here.  So if something exciting is happening, I need all my attention on not screwing it up.  It might be a few years before another opportunity comes along.
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Re: Why do more people not film their hunts?
« Reply #142 on: January 11, 2019, 12:49:05 PM »
I'll add my 2 cents... I can appreciate what Eric is saying. We are all different, we all appreciate different things and relate and connect differently. I have watched a lot of hunting videos, then I stopped because it seemed like kill shot after kill shot on some deer farm without even the slightest hint of a background story. Now, I feel, there are people making hunting videos with beautiful stories, beautiful scenes of wild places, places I may never get to see or walk. On you tube there are guys making hunting videos that have the kind of personality I would love to share a camp with. Of course there are hunters making videos and I cant stand their personality, I don't watch them. There are people I feel are disrespectful to dead animals, I feel sensitive to that, I don't watch.

I love being outside, everything about wild places close and far and the animals that live there. That being said in the 4 mo. I'm able to be outside hunting there are so many beautiful moments I am witness to. I appreciate being able to try and capture some of this on film and with written words. No its never the same but if you try hard sometimes its close enough to make an impression on a friend or family member that was not there, its close enough that when i revisit it years later it stirs up a dozen more thoughts and memories that I had forgotten about that day. There are people smarter than me that do that better, more creatively, more consistently and with better gear.

To be able to share a feeling, an emotion, a moment in time that leaves an impression is to me a gift of sorts. There are those that do it with words, those that do it with camera lenses, those that do it with a paint brush, those that sing with a voice ill never have, people that dance and move beautifully. All those things I relate to differently, as to say I appreciate them or care for them differently but that's just me.

To me there are video story tellers out there, professional and amateur that do a wonderful job sharing wilderness places, hunts, and stories... Like my friend Jack use to say put your heart in the right place and show me your passion!  :campfire:


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Re: Why do more people not film their hunts?
« Reply #143 on: January 11, 2019, 01:22:17 PM »
That's very well said James.

People that are way smarter than me say that is what sets humans apart from all other animals. It is our desire to share and pass things on.

I would love to one day do some videos,but for now I have to concentrate on the shot!

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Re: Why do more people not film their hunts?
« Reply #144 on: January 12, 2019, 06:48:25 AM »
on a different note if anyone here who has been in these forums for a long time remembers in another forum about 20yrs ago there was a stickbow hunter who was also a photographer and he would take professional looking pictures in Black and white and then scan them to show us over there and I thought that was pretty cool,, it was like looking at pics from the 40's.   

so thinking about this and my previous post for a day at work I do have to admit that its pretty cool when I watch old hunting VHS videos and I don't really do it to watch the kills or learn anything I do it for the nostalgia,, its cool watching them with the latest and greatest equipment which to me is ancient,,  same as traditional muzzleloader videos I do enjoy watching them to see them hunt in the old style..   

so no I'm still not interested in filming my hunts to later sit down and say "come check this out" but I think my grand kids looking back on it 30/40yrs from now ((if possible))  would be pretty cool. 
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Re: Why do more people not film their hunts?
« Reply #145 on: January 13, 2019, 09:00:46 AM »
I pack a handicam along sometimes and have gotten some nice wildlife footage, but like many here I have no interest in filming my kills.

Sorry, but for me shooting a big game animal is a heavy moment, and nobody has any business being there with me.  Besides, watching me would be anticlimactic after watching hunting shows....I don't jump around, hyperventilate, cry, or yell "That's what I'm talkin' 'bout!" while doing the fist pump after shooting something.  I generally just hang my bow up on a limb and put my hands in my pockets 'till its time to track.

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Agree I do take pictures and a few videos with my phone but as soon as I see something I'm going to try to kill the phone goes back into my pocket. After the shoot the bow goes back on the hanger and its quite time again

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Re: Why do more people not film their hunts?
« Reply #146 on: January 13, 2019, 10:55:20 AM »
I do video my hunts but just with my little action camera I have on my hat..

Also like to take photos and try all tell the story the way the hunt unfolded..

I also have a tendency to get excited and have a huge adrenaline rush after the shot sometimes under control sometimes not..And that is why I hunt it’s my drug of choice....

One day I will edit all my footage and put it out for the world to look at , or not look at ( neat thing about freedom)..

If people think it’s just ego or bragging then they don’t know me and that’s fine cause I don’t want to know them them..

All kinds of things people in this world are good at....
Story telling..
Taking pictures...
Helping others..
Hunting..
Archery..
Making videos..

Then you have people that talk a big talk but don’t walk the walk...

I respect every opinion on this subject that has been posted here just talking about keyboard hero’s in general when it comes to advice on some things...

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Re: Why do more people not film their hunts?
« Reply #147 on: January 13, 2019, 02:06:01 PM »
cant hardly wait to see your videos Sam  :thumbsup:
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Re: Why do more people not film their hunts?
« Reply #148 on: January 13, 2019, 02:54:45 PM »
Okay I got the camera bnb out and charged.  Going to sit this evening and try but it's like a deterrent to game when I take it.

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Re: Why do more people not film their hunts?
« Reply #149 on: January 13, 2019, 06:28:26 PM »
Almost all of my hunts are on limited access public. I’m glad I’m not the filming type, I don’t want to carry any more in than I have too.
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Re: Why do more people not film their hunts?
« Reply #150 on: January 13, 2019, 06:42:56 PM »
My cheap action camera cost $54 and is mounted to my hat , weights nothing , reach up push 2 buttons and your golden. Had it on my head for 33 days in the Colorado backcountry and it was not in my way at any time...

I pretty much wear it on every hunt , cheap , light and easy....

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Re: Why do more people not film their hunts?
« Reply #151 on: January 13, 2019, 07:59:46 PM »
Yeah.  Take camera and pigs and deer avoid me. Lol.

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Re: Why do more people not film their hunts?
« Reply #152 on: January 14, 2019, 10:01:12 AM »
Sam do you have an info on the camera you use?
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Re: Why do more people not film their hunts?
« Reply #153 on: January 14, 2019, 10:15:34 AM »
I never got into filming a hunt.  Maybe I'm old and don't go for the modern technology.  I feel hunting is a solitary sport, just me and the animals.  I will take a pic of a successful hunt, but thats all I have ever considered. 

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Re: Why do more people not film their hunts?
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Re: Why do more people not film their hunts?
« Reply #155 on: January 14, 2019, 11:29:12 AM »
Bought it on the big sale sight think it is $54 , I have 2 of them and they have worked great. One stays on my hat the other on the cheap flex tripod , the footage I get is good enough for me. I bought extra batteries for $15 , also bought several extra cards. So for $150 you have everything you need , I’m not trying to make a feature film so this stuff works for me..

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Re: Why do more people not film their hunts?
« Reply #156 on: January 14, 2019, 01:48:35 PM »
First, there is no right or wrong in this...just what people prefer from their hunts. Some are very social and enjoy sharing what they do in the woods, while some are more about hunting for its own intrinsic value without a desire to record and share it. I definitely fall into the latter group. I like to take lots of still pictures and sometimes a bit of video on a hunt, but most of it never leaves my home. I've never wanted to video a kill ever.

The truth is....while I enjoy a documentary video of a big hunt...I don't care at all to see an animal shot by another hunter. Maybe I've seen too much of it. Or maybe it's just my personal sentiments about the kill being a moment which deserves some dignity and privacy. Watching animals take bullets and arrows on video makes me uneasy...and that's just what it is. I go with my feelings. I like the videos which don't focus on the shot or kill as a primary objective.

As for myself, I won't ever try to actually video a kill even while I might shoot some hunt-related video. And as always, most of it is only for my wife and maybe a friend or 2 to see, unless I decide to use some stills for a written story.

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Re: Why do more people not film their hunts?
« Reply #157 on: January 14, 2019, 02:04:11 PM »
I've seen inexperienced hunters post video of a kill shot and post it to ask if they should pursue or let the animal lie for a while etc.  I wouldn't mind video of my hunts but it just seems the animals are camera shy.

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Re: Why do more people not film their hunts?
« Reply #158 on: January 14, 2019, 02:48:30 PM »
My wife videoed a lot of my hunt in Africa.  I also shot some video.  We put it into a nice show with many pictures and the videos.  Wow what a great way to remember the hunt.  She only videoed one of the actual shots of the arrow.  It is pretty cool, but many people just don't like to see kill shots if they are not hunters.  They enjoy the photos and video of the animals coming into water and the country we hunted.  You have to do it in good taste for non- hunters.

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Re: Why do more people not film their hunts?
« Reply #159 on: January 14, 2019, 03:03:31 PM »
I don't film cause I already carry too much crap into the woods with me.  Season ends tomorrow here.  Just yesterday I went through my pack again and took out stuff I had carried all season and not used. 
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