3M MILITARY & CIVIL DEFENCE CATALOG 2019

3M MILITARY & CIVIL DEFENCE CATALOG 2019
Peltor Communications

We were hired as the principal photographer for the new 3M Military & Civil Defence Catalog. It was fun to be on the same Holywood set where projects including Iron Man 2 and American Sniper among many others were filmed. It was a great experience.

Big thanks to Paul Bourcq at Drift Media Productions, the Follow North/Northern Creative Consulting Agency, and the entire crew for a successful collaborative effort.

Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear camo.

+ Drift Media Productions: http://www.driftmediaproductions.com/





 

TRAEGER GRILLS // UNBOXING IRONWOOD 650 w/ WiFIRE

Rick Matney’s WiFIRE 48-Hour Brisket Adventure
smoke + ski + fish

The team had some fun filming an unboxing of a new smoker. In this video, Rick Matney unboxes the new Traeger Grill IRONWOOD 650 WiFIRE. Rick then shows its WiFIRE potential as he smokes, skis and fishes in snowy Montana while connected to Traeger’s WiFIRE technology, which works in conjunction with the Traeger app, giving you the ability to control your grill from your smartphone.

+ Traeger Grills: http://www.traegergrills.com

+ Stunt Chef: Rick Matney / http://www.wildgamechef.com
+ Camera/Edit: Will Phelps / https://www.willphelpsmedia.com/


 

COMMERCIAL AD | THOMAS & THOMAS FLY RODS

CAMILLE EGDORF + THOMAS & THOMAS FLY RODS
Rocky Mountains, Montana

We were commissioned by Thomas & Thomas Fly Rod Company to create a portrait fly fishing Ad. The idea of the image was to showcase a Western fly fishing theme. We hitched up the drift boat, called the talent, and decided on a location. This was easier said than done.

We had the boat and an amazing angler, Camille Egdorf, but mother nature threw us a curveball, wildfires. The hard part was finding a location. The smoke was so thick you couldn’t see the mountains and the river in the same frame. Everywhere had a hazy look and feel. We had to re-schedule, schedule, re-schedule again, then re-schedule and repeat. Our deliverable deadline was fast approaching. Weather stations were constantly being checked. We really needed what some might call a fly casters adversary, wind. We needed some wind to blow the smoke out of the valleys. To make matters even more difficult, we needed wind from a very specific direction. The entire West was on fire, we needed the jet stream to shift the wind direction from blowing smoke into the state to blowing the smoke out. We needed a miracle.

In the 11th hour, we found one lone random location with what we call a “sucker hole”— a tiny spot where it’s clear amongst the clouds, or in this case, the smoky haze. With the right lens and distance from the subject, we shifted our composition to fit within the only clear spot in the entire valley. We were able to create a great image, meet the deadline, and get to print. Miracles do happen!

+ Thomas & Thomas: https://thomasandthomas.com/

+ Camille Egdorf: https://www.instagram.com/camillegdorf/



 

PATAGONIA | WORKWEAR CATALOG, FALL 2018

PATAGONIA WORKWEAR
Gallatin Canyon, Montana

This past fall I headed over to my buddy Eric Paulson’s house to capture some images of him bucking hay bales. Every year Eric has to make hay while the sun shines to get ready for winter so I figured it was a great time to photograph some real authentic moments. Between guiding and skiing, the swing months are packed with chores. Eric is no stranger to hard work, it’s just another day in paradise for him. Little did I know his hard work was going to pay off in more ways than one. It’s great to see this moment made it into the Fall 2018 Patagonia Workwear catalog.

Patagonia Workwear Gear Guide, October 2018
+ https://issuu.com/thecleanestline/docs/patagonia_october_2018_gear_guide
+ https://www.patagonia.com/workwear.html

Patagonia Ambassador Eric Paulson: http://www.ericpaulsonoutfitter.com/index.html 


 

 

EDITORIAL COVER | SOUTHWEST FLY FISHING MAGAZINE 2019

MORNING LIGHT ON THE TEXAS COAST
Jan/Feb 2019

I’m happy to see our image landed on the cover of Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine. It’s always a humbling honor to have your work featured in an editorial magazine, but especially the cover.

This photograph is from a great morning on the Texas coast with Corby Robertson and Mike Trotter who were fly fishing for redfish. A little teamwork goes a long way.

A big thanks to the anglers as well as Dagon Apparel and Paul Bourcq at Drift Media Productions. Without all your hard work, none of this is made possible.

Grab a copy at your to your local shop or order a digital copy for your tablet for more great content.

+ Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine 
https://southwest-fly-fishing.myshopify.com/products/sw-2019-jan-print



+ Dagon Apparel Company +
 https://www.dagonfishing.com/

+ Drift Media Productions+
http://driftmediaproductions.com/


 

NEW FILM “NEXGEN” PREMIERING AT FLY FISHING FILM TOUR 2019

NEXGEN + 2019 F3t FILM TOUR TEASER
Off the Grid Studios

Off the Grid Studios is pleased to announce a new film — “NexGen.” With support from the Orvis Company, Scientific Anglers, and WorldCast Anglers, the latest from Off the Grid Studios will premiere on the 2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour.

In “NexGen,” filmmaker RA Beattie tells the story of generational bonds and friendships formed through fly fishing. In the film, Beattie offers a new perspective, as the film is told from the point of view and with the narration of Jack Buccola — a 12-year-old angler from Bend, Oregon. The film follows Jack as he experiences living in a fly fisherman’s house, witnesses the impact of fires on his home waters, and explores new waters on a road trip with his father Ryan, friend Judd Field, and Judd’s father Pete. Throughout the journey, Jack grows to appreciate the steelhead of the Northwest, the native cutthroat trout found on the South Fork of the Snake River and other tributaries, and Jack also realizes the potential for more travel with a tying business.

“Our 2019 production ‘NexGen’ takes viewers along for a ride on a more attainable, grassroots adventure here at home in the American West,” explains Beattie. “I’m very proud of our entire team and excited to bring the young cast, epic eats, and stunning nature scenes to the big screen in theaters around the world.”

“NexGen” will be featured on the 2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour, which begins Jan. 19, 2019, in Bozeman, Montana. This is the 16th film from Off the Grid Studios/Beattie Outdoors Productions in the Fly Fishing Film Tour, and the filmmakers have had official selections in the Fly Fishing Film Tour since the event began 13 years ago.

“NexGen” was directed, edited, and produced by RA Beattie, produced and filmed by Bryan Gregson, written by Sarah Grigg and Tim Harden, filmed and edited by Will Phelps, and audio engineered by Troy Hermes, with still photography from Arian Stevens. Marko Milosevic contributed the graphics.

About Off the Grid Studios:
Off the Grid Studios is a network of talented people from around the world who take the creative process from concept to fruition. From content creation to marketing, the Off the Grid Studios team has been delivering creative storytelling for more than a decade.


+ The Fly Fishing Film Tour: https://vimeo.com/311130975
+ Off The Grid Studios: http://offthegridstudios.com/new-film-nexgen-premiering-at-fly-fishing-film-tour-2019/




*All images by Arian Stevens

COVER | ORVIS CATALOG

CATALOG COVER | DECEMBER 2018
Pink Salmon tail, Alaska

It’s always a special day to open the mailbox and see your image on the cover of a manufacturing catalog. This image is from a great trip to Alaska with a good fishing buddy, Tom Melvin. The moment I saw the light and the tail I knew I had something to work with. Pink Salmon are such amazing fish, I can’t wait to get back to photograph them again.

For all the latest and greatest in fly fishing check out the Orvis website and sign up for their catalog!

+ Orvis: https://www.orvis.com/fly-fishing


 

VIDEO EDIT | BELIZE, GRAND SLAM X 2

TWO GRAND SLAMS IN TWO DAYS
Bonefish + Permit + Tarpon x 2

BGP member Will Phelps put together a quick personal edit while on a content gathering assignment in Belize.

It’s not unheard of, but two grand slams in two days is a rarity! “We never expected it to be this good. On the last two days of our trip to Belize, it all came together. The calm and sunny conditions were perfect for flats fishing. Thanks to our incredible guides, Lincoln Westby and Marvin Leslie, two grand slams were boated. Luck was on our side, and angler Damien Nurre got it done”.

Check out the edit.


2 SLAMS, 2 DAYS
+ Camera operator and edit: Will Phelps


 

ANIMATION + GRAPHICS | COMMERICAL AD

FINATIC PERFORMANCE ANGLING
commercial work

BGP member Sean McCormick just finished up his latest project, “Finatic Technology Series”, for client Finatic Performance Angling.

Handcrafted work is what we do here at BGP and Sean our go-to man to getting things like technical 3D motion graphic edits completed. Sean, along with Justin Meyer, produced a series of technical commercial pieces full of motion and animation graphics along with a few clever camera tricks. Projects like this are not always easy, being able to meet with clients and understand what they are looking for and then delivering above and beyond takes time, effort and skill. Our clients at Finatic Tackle were thrilled with the final product series, which means, the fellas can now go fishing.

Finatic Technology Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNV3CmdWlNw6fkAoKXDKJP1x_gVg4121g

+ Finatic Performance Angling: https://finatictackle.com/




 

QUEENFISH DUBAI | THIS IS FLY MAGAZINE

QUEENFISH DUBAI
This is Fly :: Issue No 67 

The new issue of This Is Fly dropped, and it’s great to see a feature on Dubai on the Fly make the cover. Frank Smethurst and I had the opportunity to sit down and talk about the experience of fly fishing in Dubai, and this interview is included in the issue along with many photos from Dubai.

Big thanks to RA Beattie for capturing this photo of me with a mighty queen on the cover. It’s certainly a big surprise! It’s always odd seeing myself in photos, and I’m much more comfortable on the other side of the lens. And yes, the Off the Grid Studios team kept this from me as they know I would have protested! Ha — Thanks, team!

http://www.thisisfly.com/

http://offthegridstudios.com/dubai-on-the-fly-long-form-world-premier/

https://www.amazon.com/dubai-fly-frank-smetherst/dp/b07ccyk2tx