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Commercial Fishing Video Of The Day | Summer Seining Drone EyeCandy


 

Salmon Seining from Joshua Jarvis on Vimeo.

Dude! This video just nails it in everywhere! It's great to see familiar faces and boats among those amazing backdrops of southeast Alaska. This is exactly what the www.fishfilmfest.com is all about! The interviews are a nice touch to the overall package and the video makes me proud to be a fishermen. Way to go, Jarvis! #eatmoresalmon

 

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Alaska Reality Wars | Selling Out Our High Seas And Distant Shores.


The vast expanse of the last frontier is quickly becoming the king of prime time television entertainment. There is another gold rush in Alaska and its attacking our screens with the ferocity of a Kodiak brown bear. There are over twenty reality TV shows currently airing on numerous cable networks that have some affiliation with Alaska. It’s easy to assume that Alaska is just plain awesome, right? Who wouldn’t want to film in the vast expanse of America’s most remote and majestic state? Perhaps, this all goes back to our favorite famous Alaskan. No one else has enticed and disappointed America with their Alaskan charm more than Sarah Palin. During her political stint in 2008, Palin instituted an Alaska film incentive program that could give up to 200 million bucks a year to prospective production companies that met the proper requirements. Lucky for us, her daughter, Britol Palin, received 360,000 dollars for her short lived reality show, which received some of the worse ratings ever. (Second, of course, to Hook, Line, And Sisters! Just Kidding.) Over 40 Alaskan reality shows have come and gone over the years, even Sarah had her own fleeting reality moments on TLC in the fall of 2010. A few of the older shows, like the Deadliest Catch, have managed to keep their integrity and expand their fan base. It fact, it’s constantly the most popular show on Discovery Channel. Newer reality shows, like Alaskan Bush People, are angering Alaskans with their lack of local knowledge and the sensational approach to even the most mundane situations. With the possibility of the Alaskan film incentives being discounted due to budget cuts, is this a reprieve for weathered Alaskan fishermen? Don’t count on it. Another 13 shows are listed to be in currently in production according to IMDB.

This “selling out” of our high seas and distant shores hits closer to home than I ever realized it could. Over the past months, I have been in negotiation with an unnamed reality production crew, which was interested in the Commercial Fishing Film Festival. Unfortunately, I can’t really mention too many details about the “proposed” reality show due to legal mumbo jumbo. Initially, I drank the “Hollywood Kool-Aid” and was profoundly inspired by the possibilities of this new found partnership. It didn’t take long for me to realize that I had pretty much signed away any creative rights for “our” future project. Luckily, with a little back pedaling and stalling, I was able to back away from the deal. I instantly realized the unique quality of The Commercial Fishing Film Festival is in its raw independent nature. These are real fishermen, capturing real moments, with their own personal twist on their reality. Most of all, these voices and visions aren’t being stifled by some producer who knows absolutely nothing about Alaska or fishermen. If you are as disgusted of fake reality shows, tune into www.fishfilmfest.com for hundreds of commercial fishing videos uploaded by from various fishermen around the world.

It’s easy to understand the appeal of these “reality” shows. Adventure, discovery, and exploration are really at the heart of the American dream. Sadly, these ideals are being packaged by Hollywood and mass produced for prime time television at the cost of true Alaskans. Edge Of Alaska, really? Let’s hope that the redneck roundup of ridiculous reality shows finds a new land to tarnish. In the meantime… Have you seen the latest episode of Alaskan Bush People?

Check into our new FlipBoard magazine for the latest updates and articles on Alaska’s Reality Wars.  Just click on the image to jump to Flipboard.

 

Commercial Fishing Video Of The Day | F/V Lady Liv 2014


 

Two Words. Plunger Cam! Folks, we may have just reached the pinnacle in commercial fishing entertainment. I'm actually kinda surprised that it's taken this long to see a Plunger Cam, but I like it. Dayton Wagner delivers some really cool steady shots and some unique perspectives in this edit. Look for this video and many others in our upcoming Commercial Fishing Film Fest. Our sister site, http://www.fishfilmfest.com hosts thousands of hours of multiple fisheries. In November we will be annoucing details on the upcoming festival.

Commercial Fishing Video of The Day | Squid INC. 2014


 

Oh yes! Drone footage and awesome daylight squid fishing in Monteray, California. As always, Jason Crosby delivers a slick edit of the 2014 squid season, from the deck of the Ocean Angel II. Be sure to tune into http://www.fishfilmfest.com for all of the latest and great commercial fishing videos from the 2014 cycle. New updates are coming to the site and we will be annoucing our winter film tour in November.

Commercial Fishing Video Of The Day | F/V Sea Prince | Prince William Sound 2014


 

What an office view? The scenery is amazing in this short video. Stay tuned for massive glaciers, a salmon eating dog, and tons of Alaska style web entertainment. Check out http://www.fishfilmfest.com for upcoming details on the festival.

 

Commercial Fishing Video Of The Day | First Fish | Copper River 2014


Wooden Mirror Pictures just released this video, which highlights the journey of the first fish of the Copper River Salmon season as it heads into Seattle among great fanfare.

 

Commercial Fishing Video Of The Day | Of The Sea | KickStarter


This awesome project recently met its Kickstarter goal and we can expect to see the complete documentary this fall.  This film looks incredible and hopefully we will see the final product in this year’s upcoming www.fishfilmfest.com Via Kickstarter: OF THE SEA is currently in production. We are capturing stories from fishermen along the California coast – and we need your help to finish the film!

Over the past 5 months, our filmmaking team has captured hours of beautiful, inspiring footage for OF THE SEA. We have interviewed fishermen up and down the California coast, from Fort Bragg to San Francisco to Morro Bay. We’ve captured footage on fishing boats, and discovered stories about innovative seafood startups that are helping to bridge the gap between fishermen and people who eat seafood.

With starter funding from Cal Humanities, the initial production of OF THE SEA has been a great success (see the behind-the-scenes updates on our website). There is currently enough footage for a 15-minute short film – but there are several more stories that we want to include in the film…

Our goal is to create a 30-minute documentary. We plan to capture additional interviews and locations to tell a more complete story about fishermen, seafood and sustainability that will have the opportunity to reach a much wider audience than a shorter film. If we can find more grant funding, we’ll expand this film into a 60-minute feature documentary.

Commercial Fishing Video Of The Day | Fox Cape Productions | Sizzle Reel


 

Its hard to make fishing look any better than this.  The video editing is super slick and every second screams of talent.  Alot of the footage is from Sierra Anderson, who has released some amazing edits of her fishing adventures.   This video is a collaboration between Blake Holmes Productions and Sierra’s Fox Cape Productions.  Make the leap to vimeo and you can see some of her past projects.