Friday, November 15, 2013

Sexy Caddisfly


Facebook posts with random terrible photoshop jobs are slowly becoming something I detest.  However, this popped up on my newsfeed today and the fly fisherman in me went crazy.  Wow. Just Wow. This is a Caddisfly Larvae that has only been provided precious gemstones as a means to make it's cocoon, which is normally made from leafy matter and river bed.  For those of you who aren't familiar, the Caddisfly is a major part of freshwater trout's diet and an insect fly tiers attempt to emulate throughout the summer in Michigan.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

More Power, Better Edits

Up until this point, I had been using a Toshiba, cheapo Black Friday special I got at Best Buy for about $250.  This machine was made for two things.  Farting around on the internet, doing basic budgeting with Excel, and keeping my resume up to date.

Fast forward two years, and my need for a computer with basic capability catapulted to a machine capable of processing the camera work I have started to do with my Go Pro.  The old computer could process the 720p resolution video I was shooting about as fast as grass grows. That's why you all had the video from my previous post to watch.  As nice as that video turned out, I wasn't pleased with it so I bought myself an iMac. Holy cow, what an improvement!!!!  I went fishing this morning and caught just a couple of reds; footage I thought wasn't going to amount to much. I upped the camera resolution to 1080p and just let the camera do what it do.  After I uploaded the videos and started messing around with them, I was instantly hooked (pun intended.)  Below is a trailer with the footage I shot today.  I'm planning on using the footage today in a future full length (5 or so minutes) film in the future, but this was so cool, I had to post.  Enjoy!

The Hunt for Reds…In NOVEMBER from Aaron Kopp on Vimeo.