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I greatly appreciate all the guys on Bass Resource and YouTube who film their own fishing videos. I even like the low production value videos where it's just a guy chucking a lure and rambling while he does. I also enjoy the high production value shows with drones, tripods, music, cutaways, and splicing. When I watch the high production values videos, where there are shots of the angler pulling away from shore, I think about how he had to frame that shot, set up the tripod, proceed from the shore, return to the shore, check the footage, and perhaps reshoot. That would make me bonkers! I would just want to fish!

 

How about you?

 

Do you produce videos? Wanna?

 

Or are you grateful you don't?

 

What kinds of videos do you like best?

 

What don't you like in fishing videos?

 

I'll answer my last question. I don't like long lead-ins. Treat the viewer with respect and start sharing what you know ASAP. I also hate when they lose a fish and say, "That was a monster!" Little fish come unbuttoned too. 

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I like just about everything AJ does with his videos, but mostly I like his BIG fish!

 

 

 

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32 minutes ago, ol'crickety said:

I greatly appreciate all the guys on Bass Resource and YouTube who film their own fishing videos. I even like the low production value videos where it's just a guy chucking a lure and rambling while he does. I also enjoy the high production value shows with drones, tripods, music, cutaways, and splicing. When I watch the high production values videos, where there are shots of the angler pulling away from shore, I think about how he had to frame that shot, set up the tripod, proceed from the shore, return to the shore, check the footage, and perhaps reshoot. That would make me bonkers! I would just want to fish!

 

How about you?

 

Do you produce videos? Wanna?

 

Or are you grateful you don't?

 

What kinds of videos do you like best?

 

What don't you like in fishing videos?

 

I'll answer my last question. I don't like long lead-ins. Treat the viewer with respect and start sharing what you know ASAP. I also hate when they lose a fish and say, "That was a monster!" Little fish come unbuttoned too. 

Shooting video (and pictures) cuts down on fishing time, so I don't do that. I mostly watch fishing (and other subject) videos when I'm bored for entertainment value. 

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I've learned a tremendous amount of information in a short time by watching TacticalBassin videos.   For overall enjoyment, BamaBass is super fun to follow.    

 

I like watching fellow member's videos as well, they are more relatable.   

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I don’t make videos, but I like the idea of filming my fishing just for me to be able to watch it and relive some moments. 
 

I watch a lot of fishing content, and the one quality that I am drawn to above all is passion. If the creator clearly has a passion for fishing and expresses it. Nothing brings out child-like joy for me like fishing, so I love to see it from others in videos I watch. If the film creator has a clear passion for fishing, I can overlook other things. 
 

Things I don’t like are gimmicky stuff (like fishing with Barbie or scooby doo combos and such). To me it just shows you’re bored with fishing. Not interested. Also don’t love click-bait titles, but that seems to be the norm these days.

 

One thing I understand is the product pushing. I get it. It’s what makes well produced fishing videos possible for the most part. So I don’t hate on that. I take it with a grain of salt, just like any other advertisement. 
 

 

 

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No interest in filming my fishing. I do photograph every fish I catch. I follow informative fishing and do enjoy watching fishing if I'm learning something. I'd rather take a beating than watch a UNBOXING video.

- Something about A - Jay's videos always bring out my jealous side. ?

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32 minutes ago, GreenPig said:

No interest in filming my fishing. I do photograph every fish I catch. I follow informative fishing and do enjoy watching fishing if I'm learning something. I'd rather take a beating than watch a UNBOXING video.

- Something about A - Jay's videos always bring out my jealous side. ?

 

I wonder what that is...hmmm. Oh, yeah, it's the

 

G Men Sport GIF by New York Giants

 

^Giants!^

 

41 minutes ago, Jar11591 said:

I watch a lot of fishing content, and the one quality that I am drawn to above all is passion. If the creator clearly has a passion for fishing and expresses it. Nothing brings out child-like joy for me like fishing, so I love to see it from others in videos I watch.

 

You're describing Alex(AlabamaSpotHunter) here. 

 

This is off-topic, but I stumbled on it this morning at ladybassnanglers and I love it:

 

"Fish don’t care if they are caught by a guy or a girl, young or old. Fish have no idea whom is behind the reel.

 

Fish don’t care if you are a legendary angler or a first time tournament angler. Don’t let anyone, even yourself, under estimate your ability to catch fish.

 

Fish don’t care what year, make, or model your boat is. I have been in all types of boats and have been able to catch fish in new boats and very used boats. My boat is new to me, it may have a scratch or two and it may not have the biggest screens of electronics and the seat most likely will have a nice piece of duct tape on it this year, but none of that has kept me off the water or kept the fish from biting ."

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18 minutes ago, ol'crickety said:

You're describing Alex(AlabamaSpotHunter) here. 


Exactly why I like and appreciate his videos! 

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When I watch bass catching vids I like a vid laid out the way Tactical Bassin does it. But 9 times out of 10 if I watch something fishing related it has to have Epic Eric in it and if he’s talking to Baitman for 2-3 hours and sharing lure knowledge, well that’s the top of the mountain!! 
 

 

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Like to watch local big bass video by;

Butch Brown

Bill Siemantel

Instructional video’s by Glenn May and Tactical Bass’n

Fun to watch is Big Mouth Forever.

AJAYs video’s are definitely on my must watch list.

Paul Roberts video’s (BR member) are excellent.

Tom

 

 

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35 minutes ago, WRB said:

Like to watch local big bass video by;

Butch Brown

Bill Siemantel

Instructional video’s by Glenn May and Tactical Bass’n

Fun to watch is Big Mouth Forever.

AJAYs video’s are definitely on my must watch list.

Paul Roberts video’s (BR member) are excellent.

Tom

 

 

Already watching the Butch Brown videos......seems like a pretty epic fisherman.    Next is Bill Siemantel, thanks for the info  

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I love Tacticalbassin, but recently they've been pushing River2Sea and Megabass tackle with the fervor of a fire-breathing Googan. I think that not just in fishing, but in all entertainment, things run their course (like the Simpsons.) Soon people will turn their channel into an advertising platform or get overly repetitive and bore you. I like Tylersreelfishing, Marling baits, Fishingwithnorm, Tackle2thePeople and used to like Intuitive Angling.

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I've made a video or two.

 

Seth Meyers Lol GIF by Late Night with Seth Meyers

 

I don't watch other fishing videos because I don't want to be like the others - so I don't want to see what they're doing.  I will just be myself.

 

I don't act differently when I'm fishing in front of the camera. People can tell when you're faking it.

 

I want people to be able to try what I teach and be successful.  So it's important the information is understood clearly.  Adding in a bunch of contrived hype and screaming just buries the message.

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Right off the bat ~ I really appreciate the support and kind words directed my way.

Thank You

 

To the OP - 

Do you produce videos? 

Yes, I do record most of (but not all) my fishing. 

Been doing it now for almost 10 years.

For me there's quite a bit that goes into it and in the beginning I tried to take a lot of short cuts.

And my results reflected that.

Experience has proven that forethought, & planning go a long way.

As does having the right equipment and a suitable platform. 

Putting yourself out on the world wide web can be intimidating.

However as @Glenn noted above, being myself is the only way it works for me.  

I've done my best to streamline the process however

the whole deal definitely cuts into my fishing time.

No way around it.

But the reward IMO, totally outweighs any & all time, effort and $$$ spent.

Hard to put a price on the ability to cue up once in a lifetime memories in 1080p, anytime.

Sharing this stuff sort of has a life of it's own.

This thread may be a example of that.

 

As for watching & liking fishing videos,

I do some of that.

Most all of it is either tutorial or folks going fishing.

I don't do hype, drama, or Fluff.

YMMV

:smiley:

A-Jay

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21 minutes ago, Glenn said:

want people to be able to try what I teach and be successful.  So it's important the information is understood clearly.  Adding in a bunch of contrived hype and screaming just buries the message.

 

^This^ is what I want from a video, i.e. I want to learn. So, I want the video's maker to get to the point and, when possible, to illustrate the point. This is where cinematography matters. For example, if you're teaching me how to tie a knot, I need to clearly see every single step. If you're teaching me how to fish a Ned bait, I need to see you working that bait as much as hearing why you work the bait that way. 

 

25 minutes ago, Glenn said:

I don't watch other fishing videos because I don't want to be like the others - so I don't want to see what they're doing.

 

Ha! One of my editors said that she didn't like me reading other writers because "you end up mimicking them for a bit and I like your own voice."

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1 hour ago, Glenn said:

I've made a video or two.

 

Seth Meyers Lol GIF by Late Night with Seth Meyers

 

I don't watch other fishing videos because I don't want to be like the others - so I don't want to see what they're doing.  I will just be myself.

 

I don't act differently when I'm fishing in front of the camera. People can tell when you're faking it.

 

I want people to be able to try what I teach and be successful.  So it's important the information is understood clearly.  Adding in a bunch of contrived hype and screaming just buries the message.

I agree, and greatly enjoy your videos. I have learned a lot. And I know I may be in a minority here, but I really like videos by Mark Zona.  Some people hate him, but I have met him and he is a very nice person and has a child-like wonder and joy when it comes to fishing.  And he is very knowledgeable. He also is always willing to show his screw-ups. I like knowing that he can make the same dumb mistakes I can.

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48 minutes ago, ol'crickety said:

^This^ is what I want from a video, i.e. I want to learn. So, I want the video's maker to get to the point and, when possible, to illustrate the point. This is where cinematography matters. For example, if you're teaching me how to tie a knot, I need to clearly see every single step. If you're teaching me how to fish a Ned bait, I need to see you working that bait as much as hearing why you work the bait that way. 

I’m not one to just watch someone fish…. I do instructional, how too and why videos. Gear reviews are interesting to me too. I agree with ol’crickey, if your gonna teaching me something, tell me and show me too and why. How to rig different baits and fish them. I like underwater clips too, how the bait is actually working or how it’s supposed to look like.
      I know nothing is chiseled in concrete with fishing artificial baits…slow down ,speed up, bounce it of the bottom, but what worked for them is nice too.

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I basically watch 2 YouTube channels anymore: tacticalbassin mostly for the teaching involved. The other is river certified he's an Iowa guy like me and most of his videos revolve around small river channel cats and wall eyes which is right up my alley. Plus he seems like a good dude and he doesn't shy away from keeping fish to eat which is refreshing in this day and age.

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4 hours ago, WRB said:

Like to watch local big bass video by;

Butch Brown

Bill Siemantel

Instructional video’s by Glenn May and Tactical Bass’n

Fun to watch is Big Mouth Forever.

AJAYs video’s are definitely on my must watch list.

Paul Roberts video’s (BR member) are excellent.

Tom

 

 

My local go-to for vids is Matt Johnson...he puts out what/where/how vids on local lakes

Glenn's and TB's vids are a must

A-Jays vids are fun to watch

Paul's vids are very educational.

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50 minutes ago, GRiver said:

I’m not one to just watch someone fish…. I do instructional, how too and why videos. Gear reviews are interesting to me too. I agree with ol’crickey, if your gonna teaching me something, tell me and show me too and why. How to rig different baits and fish them. I like underwater clips too, how the bait is actually working or how it’s supposed to look like.
      I know nothing is chiseled in concrete with fishing artificial baits…slow down ,speed up, bounce it of the bottom, but what worked for them is nice too.

 

Some of my favorite videos are the swimming pool videos where you see the action of the lure. They go a long ways to helping me understand what I need to make a lure do. 

 

I also like the videos that don't skip steps, that assume I know how to Texas rig a worm. Everyone has their little rigging tricks. Show me yours. 

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31 minutes ago, king fisher said:

I like a variety of bass fishing videos.  Unfortunately so does the Bait Monkey.  He never fails to remind me when there is a new Tactical Bass'n video.

Especially this time of year with what Matt and Tim are putting out.

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I appreciate the effort it takes to make a good video.   With that said I'm not much of a video watcher.  I'd prefer to read informative stuff.   I guess I'm old fashioned that way.   

 

I don't make fishing videos.  I have a camera on a yolotek pole but haven't went beyond just filming when I'm fishing.   I'm not a fishing expert, and wouldn't want someone to think I was due to something I had in a video.   

 

I have made, and sold videos on guitar making, and finishing.   

 

Youtube and others is full of misinformation on stuff that I know about.  I won't use it for a source for stuff I want to learn.   (I'm a professional automotive technician.  Some of the stuff on youtube is scary)

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