DAS BOAT, SEASON 2 | MEATEATER

DAS BOAT, SEASON 2
Introducing MeatEater’s First Original Fishing Series



We couldn’t be more thrilled to be apart of the Off The Grid Studios team that produced the second season of Das Boat for MeatEater, Inc. This project was nothing short of an incredible adventure with an incredible challenge, not to mention the remarkable crew. There were so many people that helped make this series run smoothly, you all know who you are, thank you!

“Last year we jumped into the deep end with MeatEater on a creative endeavor to produce 6 episodes of a show called Das Boat within a considerably tight turnaround timeline. We pushed our team and delivered a respectable season. You can watch it online on MeatEeater’s Youtube channel.

Roughly 9 months ago, we engaged “the team” in the production & collaborative creation of Season II, with sufficient time to exceed our previous season’s show in every way imaginable.

3 months into logistical planning – all of our efforts were confounded by a global catastrophe. Presented with a crossroads, we were left with two options:

Crumble under the weight of uncertainty, the unknown and unsurmountable challenges, and bail … or get the team on the open road, overcome and just kick ass.

We decided on the latter.

Without further adieu, Season 2, Episode 1 is available now on the MeatEater YouTube channel. Check out Das Boat Season II. New episodes premiere every Sunday. We sincerely hope you enjoy the pride of our blood, sweat, and tears during this challenging year.”
– RA BEATTIE
Off The Grid Studios/Beattie Outdoor Production

+ DAS BOAT, MeatEater Series: https://www.youtube.com/Das_Boat_Series
+ Off The Grid Studios: https://offthegridstudios.com/


DAS BOAT // SEASON 2

+ EP1: Steven Rinella + Grant Gully, Michigan
+ EP2: Janis Putelis + Brian Kozminski, Michigan




DAS BOAT // 2020 PRODUCTION CREW

OFF THE GRID STUDIOS TEAM
+ Producer: RA Beattie, Tim Harden
+ Lead Editor: RA Beattie
+ Editors: Sean McCormick, RA Beattie, Justin Meyer, Alex Baker, Tim Myers
+ Camera Operators: Paul Bourcq, Sean McCormick, Bryan Gregson
+ Camera Assitant: Clint Bartlett
+ Audio Engineering and Sound Design: Troy Hermes
+ Travel Logistics: Kanna Travel, Kimberly Frankie
+ Graphics Animator: Marko Milosevic
+ Colorist: Chromocolor, Darren Hartman, Alex Panton, Zack Morris, Jordan Snider

MEATEATER TEAM
+ Executive Producer: Steven Rinella
+ Executive Producer/VP Production: Annie Banks Raser
+ Producer/Writer: Miles Nolte
+ Associate Producer: Samantha Bates
+ Associate Producer: Sam Lungren
+ Production Assistant: Seth Morris



 

FLY FISHING PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP | BELIZE 2020

YELLOW DOG FLYFISHING ADVENTURES ON-THE-WATER PHOTO WORKSHOP
El Pescador Lodge // Ambergris Caye, Belize

Bryan Gregson Photography, Jim Klug and Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures are pleased to announce the continuation and expansion of their popular fly fishing photography schools and workshops. Our “On-the-Water Workshops” are designed for photographers of all skill levels and are a great chance for experienced shooters and aspiring photographers alike to join Yellow Dog instructors for a hands-on, adventure-filled outdoor and fishing photography workshop in the field. In November of 2020, our team of adventure angling photographers will once again lead an in-depth and immersive workshop on Ambergris Caye, Belize – one of our favorite destinations for photography. As with our previous schools, this year’s workshop will include daily classes, personalized instruction, field trips, guided fishing, all lodging, and meals.

Our On-the-Water Photography Workshops were created to offer a hands-on learning experience built around real-time fishing, travel and outdoor scenarios. These workshops are taught by working professionals who specialize in adventure angling and off-the-grid travel. Whether a participant is an advanced shooter or someone who is new to photography, this is a curriculum that provides the opportunity for shooters to “up their game” by delivering the tips and tools necessary to create great images. Each participant has the help of an instructor with almost every shot, creating a solid educational experience for all levels.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Everyone! Whether you just purchased your first camera and are wondering what all those buttons are for or you’re a seasoned amateur to the intermediate photographer wanting to make the most of your fishing and travel photography, this workshop will advance your skill level and improve your photos in the field. With two working professional photographers instructing, we’re able (and happy) to teach and accommodate photographers of any skill level. The diversity of instruction and a curriculum designed specifically for outdoor, travel and fishing photography, this workshop will help you to “up your game” and make the most of your future fishing trips.


CONTACT ME FOR DETAILS –> HERE


BELIZE: El Pescador Lodge – Ambergris Caye
Dates: November 8-14, 2020  (6 nights / 5 days)
Cost Per Person (double occupancy): $3,995.00
Instructors: Bryan Gregson, Jim Klug

+ https://www.yellowdogflyfishing.com/trips/2019-belize-fishing-photo-workshop/

+ https://bryangregsonphotography.com/photography-workshops/belize-photo-workshop-2019/




Ready to brush up on your photography skills?
Call us at 800-777-5060 or send us an email to info@yellowdogflyfishing.com to help with your next photo adventure.


NEXGEN | FULL-LENGTH FEATURE NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

NEXGEN, MOVIE
Off the Grid Studios

Off the Grid Studios is pleased to announce the release of the full-length cut of their film “NEXGEN.” Available now on Amazon channel

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.

“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.

This project was a tremendous amount of work but was equally gratifying. It would not be possible without the teamwork from such an outstanding group of dedicated people. With support from the Orvis Company, Scientific Anglers, and WorldCast Anglers, the latest from Off the Grid Studios premiered on the 2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour. Thank you all for lending your dedication, creativity, and passion. Here’s to the next round!

LEARN MORE
http://offthegridstudios.com/dubai-on-the-fly-long-form-world-premier/
+https://www.amazon.com/NexGen-Jack-Buccola/dp/B081763ZNG/


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.





 

FLY FISHING PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP | BELIZE 2019

YELLOW DOG FLYFISHING ADVENTURES ON-THE-WATER PHOTO WORKSHOP
El Pescador Lodge // Ambergris Caye, Belize

Bryan Gregson Photography, Jim Klug and Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures are pleased to announce the continuation and expansion of their popular fly fishing photography schools and workshops. These “On-the-Water Workshops” are designed for photographers of all skill levels and are a great chance for experienced shooters and aspiring photographers alike to join Yellow Dog instructors for a hands-on, adventure-filled outdoor and fishing photography workshop in the field. In November of 2019, our team of adventure angling photographers will once again lead an in-depth and immersive workshop on Ambergris Caye, Belize – one of our favorite destinations for photography. As with our previous schools, this year’s workshop will include daily classes, personalized instruction, field trips, guided fishing, all lodging, and meals.

Our On-the-Water Photography Workshops were created to offer a hands-on learning experience built around real-time fishing, travel and outdoor scenarios. These workshops are taught by working professionals who specialize in adventure angling and off-the-grid travel. Whether a participant is an advanced shooter or someone who is new to photography, this is a curriculum that provides the opportunity for shooters to “up their game” by delivering the tips and tools necessary to create great images. Each participant has the help of an instructor with almost every shot, creating a solid educational experience for all levels.


ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT

SOLD OUT 


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Everyone! Whether you just purchased your first camera and are wondering what all those buttons are for or you’re a seasoned amateur to the intermediate photographer wanting to make the most of your fishing and travel photography, this workshop will advance your skill level and improve your photos in the field. With two working professional photographers instructing, we’re able (and happy) to teach and accommodate photographers of any skill level. The diversity of instruction and a curriculum designed specifically for outdoor, travel and fishing photography, this workshop will help you to “up your game” and make the most of your future fishing trips.


CONTACT ME FOR DETAILS –> HERE


BELIZE: El Pescador Lodge – Ambergris Caye
Dates: November 6-12, 2019  (6 nights / 5 days)
Cost Per Person (double occupancy): $3,995.00
Instructors: Bryan Gregson, Jim Klug

+ https://www.yellowdogflyfishing.com/trips/2019-belize-fishing-photo-workshop/

+ https://bryangregsonphotography.com/photography-workshops/belize-photo-workshop-2019/




Ready to brush up on your photography skills?
Call us at 800-777-5060 or send us an email to info@yellowdogflyfishing.com to help with your next photo adventure.


2019 SHOWREEL | BGP TEAM

BRYAN GREGSON PHOTOGRAPHY // 2019 SHOWREEL

We put together a short edit from various projects that the crew at Bryan Gregson Photography created over the last year. We hope you enjoy Will’s edit.

+ DIRECTOR: Bryan Gregson
+ EDITOR: Will Phelps
+ CAMERA OPERATORS: Will Phelps and Bryan Gregson


BGP2019 SHOWREEL

BGP Team: https://bryangregsonphotography.com/about/team/



ANCHORED WITH APRIL VOKEY: PODCAST

ANCHORED WITH APRIL VOKEY: PODCAST
episode #133

I had the fortunate opportunity to sit down with world-renowned angler April Vokey in Flordia to record an episode of her Anchored podcast. We had just finished shooting an episode of Das Boat and found ourselves held up with the rest of the crew in Orlando for the ICAST trade show, a perfect time for a podcast. It was undoubtedly humbling to be asked to sit down and talk fishing, life, and photography. Take a listen – I hope you enjoy it.

+ https://anchoredoutdoors.com/anchored-podcast-ep-133-bryan-gregson-on-making-photography-a-career/


Anchored with April Vokey, Podcast: ep. 133
“In this episode of Anchored, I was finally able to get Bryan on the show to share a little about his compelling life and career. Bryan is incredibly private and I’m thankful he was willing to take the time to share his story in hopes it may inspire others to work hard for their dreams.”


 

DAS BOAT – NEW SERIES FROM THE MEATEATER FISHING DEPT.

DAS BOAT, SERIES
Introducing MeatEater’s First Original Fishing Series



We couldn’t be more thrilled to be apart of the Off The Grid Studios team that produced the new fishing series for MeatEater, Inc. It was a few months of long field days, brutal heat, insane humidity, overheating batteries, a few police officers (love you guys), angry non-Florida country club locals, biting bugs, sleepless nights, boiled peanuts, great memories, wonderful people, breathtaking views, wild nature, and interesting characters.

This project was nothing short of an incredible adventure with a remarkable crew. There were so many people that helped make this series run smoothly, you all know who you are. Thank you!

One boat, five fisheries, ten anglers, 2500 miles…unlimited bad ideas. In this new series, Das Boat, MeatEater revives an old aluminum boat from a backyard in Texas and explores angling opportunities with some of our favorite folks. The first episode of Das Boat aired on August 15th on YouTube and Facebook. New episodes come out every Thursday. Yes, it’s FREE!


DAS BOAT // SEASON 1

View All 6 Episodes –> HERE

+ EP1: Steven Rinella + JT Van Zandt, Texas
+ EP2: Alvin Dedeaux + Jesse Griffiths, Texas
+ EP3: Ryan Callaghan + Ed Anderson, Florida
+ EP4: April Vokey + Oliver Ngy, Florida
+ EP5: Frank Smethhurst + Mustache Rob, Georgia
+ EP6: Frank Smethhurst + Mustache Rob, Georgia





DAS BOAT // 2019 PRODUCTION CREW

MEATEATER TEAM
+ Executive Producer: Steven Rinella
+ Executive Producer/VP Production: Annie Banks Raser
+ Producer/Writer: Miles Nolte
+ Associate Producer: Samantha Bates
+ Associate Producer: Sam Lungren
+ Production Assistant: Seth Morris

OFF THE GRID STUDIOS TEAM
+ Producer: RA Beattie, Tim Harden
+ Director: Bryan Gregson
+ Lead Editor: RA Beattie
+ Editors: Sean McCormick, RA Beattie, Alex Baker
+ Camera Operators: Paul Bourcq, Sean McCormick, Will Phelps, Bryan Gregson
+ Photography: Bryan Gregson
+ Audio Engineering and Sound Design: Troy Hermes
+ Travel Logistics: Kanna Travel, Kimberly Frankie
+ Graphics Animator: Marko Milosevic
+ Colorist: Chromocolor, Darren Hartman, Alex Panton, Zack Morris, Jordan Snider



 

SAGE FLY FISH FILM: THE MISFIT SAVIORS

SAGE FLY FISH: THE MISFIT SAVIORS
Trout Season 2019

It was an honor to be a part of the Sage Fly Fish 2019 Trout Season project, The Misfit Saviors. The Henry’s Fork River is a special place for me personally. It has as much to do with the people as it does with the river. There have been so many gracious people that have helped me along the way. I wouldn’t be pursuing this line of work without each of them. I must admit, it was a bit nerve-racking being on the other side of the lens!

It was a real pleasure working with the director and cinematographer, R.C. Cone, and his crew. They were more than courteous and professional, as expected.

Hats off to all those who were involved. Thank you.

Sage Fly Fish Film, The Misfit Saviors
“Returning to his roots in the Rockies, Bryan Gregson mastered photography & cinematography in the winter action sports industry under the tutelage of some of the top mountain shooters. After a series of injuries, and with unique help of the Henry’s Fork community, he then turned the lens to capturing fly fishing and adventure around the globe. This is the story of Bryan’s journey and the cast of misfit saviors that helped to keep the dream alive.”

+ Sage Fly Fish: https://www.sageflyfish.com/

+ RC Cone, Tributary Digital Cinema: https://tributariesdigitalcinema.com/the-misfit-saviors/



 

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

THIS IS FLY | FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER

THIS IS FLY, issue 65: LIFE ON THE ROAD
Bryan Gregson: a photographer from another time

I was featured as a photographer, and Tim Harden penned a humbling article to accompany my work — a surprise indeed. Big thanks for all the support from Paris at TIF and Tim Harden at Coast Fly Media. Although I’d prefer to stay out of the limelight, I couldn’t be more humbled and thankful for this opportunity.

Head on over to This Is Fly, and check out this article along with many other great articles and photos.

This Is Fly, issue 65: http://thisisfly.com/
Tim Harden: http://www.coastflymedia.com/

*cover photo was taken by Austin Trayser