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



 

3M | WORKER HEALTH AND SAFTEY, VIDEO 2020

3M™ PELTOR™ ComTac™ VI
Tactical Communications and Hearing Protection | Warfighter Saftey

It is great to see a few new releases from our 3M PELTOR ComTac VI NIB Headset project make it to light. I’m always excited to see the final outcome of all the hard work that went into the shoot. Big thanks to Paul Bourcq at Drift Media Productions, the Follow North/Northern Creative Consulting Agency, and the entire talent and crew for a successful collaborative effort. We couldn’t do any of this without you.

 # Not All Heroes Wear Capes #

+ 3M Scott Fire & Saftey: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/worker-health-safety-us/
+ Drift Media Productions: http://www.driftmediaproductions.com/



 

3M | SCOTT FIRST RESPONDER CATALOG 2019

CATALOG + DIGITAL
Scott Fire & Saftey

I’m always excited to see the final outcome of all the hard work that went into the shoot. We were hired as the principal photographer for the new 3M Scott First Responder marketing advertisement campaign. It was fun to be on the same famous Holywood set where projects including Iron Man 2, American Sniper and many others were filmed.

Big thanks to Paul Bourcq at Drift Media Productions, the Follow North/Northern Creative Consulting Agency, and the entire talent and crew for a successful collaborative effort. We couldn’t do any of this without you.

Not all heroes wear capes.

+ 3M Scott Fire & Saftey: https://www.3mscott.com/

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



 

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



 

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/




 

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/


 

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




 

DUBAI ON THE FLY | FULL-LENGTH FEATURE NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

DUBAI ON THE FLY
Off the Grid Studios

Off the Grid Studios is pleased to announce the release of the full-length cut of their film “Dubai on the Fly.” Available now on Amazon channel and Vimeo, “Dubai on the Fly” is the culmination of two trips to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates by the Off the Grid Studios team. In “Dubai on the Fly,” Colorado angler Frank Smethurst joins Dubai-based Captain Nick Bowles and Emirati angler Mohammed Al Faour on a journey through the vibrant city of Dubai. Within the modern metropolis, the anglers encounter culture and tradition alongside skyscrapers and thriving industry. And while all enjoy exploring the city and the surrounding desert, the waters of Dubai are the main attraction, and queenfish are the specie of interest.

“Dubai on the Fly” was an official selection of the 2018 Fly Fishing Film Tour and appeared in more than 170 cities, all while drawing widespread acclaim. “Dubai on the Fly” received attention from numerous popular blogs as well as magazines Conde Nast Traveler, Fly Fisherman Magazine, Gray’s Sporting Journal, The Stonefly Magazine, The Mission Magazine and most recently with a cover shot and 14-page spread in This is Fly Magazine!

Looking back over the past +1 year of production, one of Napoleon’s quotes rings true for this project, “Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” 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. 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/dubai-fly-frank-smetherst/dp/b07ccyk2tx




EDITORIAL | FLY FISHERMAN MAG :: DUBAI ON THE FLY

RISING TIDES :: SARAH GRIGG ARTICLE
Dubai on the Fly :: Mar/Apr 2018

The great attention to this film project continues with a new article from Sarah Grigg in Fly Fisherman Magazine. In the article, Sarah examines the fishing and culture of Dubai as well as our film project. Be sure to grab a copy at your local shop and read the full article.

+ Fly Fisherman Magazine: http://www.flyfisherman.com/


 


Check out the film: Dubai on the Fly
+ Off The Grid Studios: http://offthegridstudios.com/
+ 2018 Fly Fishing Film Tour: https://flyfilmtour.com/trailers/dubai-on-the-fly/



This essay is from an assignment for OFF THE GRID STUDIOS movie: Dubai on the Fly


EDITORIAL | CONDE NAST: DUBAI FLY FISHING

CONDE NAST TRAVELLER | MIDDLE EAST
Dubai is the world’s latest fly fishing destination

I couldn’t be more happy to see this article getting picked up by Conde Nast Traveller. Dubai is an amazing place full of wonder and adventure. It’s also a fantastic place to toss a fly for queenfish! Click on the link, book a ticket and go see what Dubai and queenfish have to offer. Great work, team!


Conde Nast Traveller
 https://www.cntravellerme.com/content/8807-dubai-is-the-worlds-latest-fly-fishing-destination

Be sure to check out the film: Dubai on the Fly
+ Off The Grid Studios: http://offthegridstudios.com/









This essay is from my trip last year while on assignment for OFF THE GRID STUDIOS movie: Dubai on the Fly