Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Fish, Film & Water (The Way of a Trout)

A slightly edited re-post from 2009. A film I watched so many times in my youth, photographed in place I used to visit every spring. Those days are very long gone, but watching this still brings me back with intense clarity … – – – – – – – – As a kid, I had […]

Well, I Am a Total Amateur

My “other” sport, mountain biking, done the old school way, with new school skills (and gear). This is what one might call “pure” cross-country, as in out across the country side, but the degree of “cross” and “country” … well, just watch. The skill-set of Danny Macaskill is in another galaxy, and the location has been on my life list […]

Another Geeky Vid (with Hauling)

To add to the visuals of the previous videos, here is another from a motion-capture (mo-cap) session I did a few years back. This is a shorter cast, but it still is revealing about haul timing and so forth. Since this is mo-cap, the “video” is really just computer output of the reflective marker balls […]

Two Vids for the Casting Geeks

Been a while since I last posted hard-core, technical fly-casting vids, so here you go. These are two 500 frame-per-second videos from my good friend, and occasional co-author, Grunde Løvoll (the caster is Mathias Lilleheim). These focus on the backcast of an extreme distance style of casting. I will add a few more notes later, […]

Portland Suburban Casting League – Nynja Squirrel Cast

Recently got myself the ability to shoot 1080p60 720p60 video on my phone—that’s 720 HD, but at double normal frame-rate, so it ends up being true 2X slo-mo. Decided that I needed to get some casting shots to see how the phone would work as a cheap-o high-speed video cam. As luck would have it, I […]


Kelley sent this to me last month, and I finally got around to putting the trailer up here at FF&W. Narrated and executive produced by a familiar voice…. [iframe width=”560 width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”″] More about Watershed here.

Dubbing/Spinning Loop Intro (and a Foxxy Worm)

A bit of educational info now that tying season is upon those of us in the northern hemisphere. Well, if you’re anything like me, tying season is whenever and wherever you manage to break out the vise. When I was younger and living in the winter wasteland cross-country skiing paradise of northern Wisconsin, though, November […]

Shadow Cast: The Jury Has Reached a Verdict!

Fly Casting as Art in Film

Within the Jazz & Fly Fishing Shadow Cast Competition (that I recently finished judging with an iron fist), there was one entry that stood out in a way that I had not expected. It came from the guys at Fly Society Belgium, and is, to my eye, simply beautiful. When you see it, you realize […]

We Have a Winner! (J&FF Shadow Cast Competition)

Emerging from my private screening room after days of coffee- and Jujyfruit-fueled film viewing, I have declared a winner in the Jazz & Fly Fishing Shadow Cast Competition. I can’t reveal the winner until the gents over at J&FF post my review, but I can tell you that it was a close competition. Rarely have […]

TRW Premiere in PDX

After miraculously managing to get last-second, but rockstar-adjacent parking near Portland’s Hollywood Theater last night, Kel, her backpacker cohort, Hatti, and I wandered in to pick up our River Why tickets and find some seats. It was a packed house, which was good to see, and the River Network had a nice long intro time […]

5 Minutes X 12 FIlms = Go Watch

The Drake Video Awards. Watch. Enjoy. Vote. I don’t really need to write any more than that.

“The River Why” Premier/Benefit Screening

The River Why, which has been making the film fest rounds over the last year or so, is going to have its official premier in Portland on September 9. Kelley and I will be attending, and three of the principle actors are also coming in for the showing: Zach Gilford (Gus), William Hurt (H2O), and […]

Speaking of Shadow Casting, There’s This Contest…

[vimeo clip_id=”25882062″] Speaking of Shadow Casting (see the previous post), my friends over at Jazz & Fly Fishing have a little competition they are running through the summer. It involves Shadow Casting, videotaping, and a lot of tongue-in-cheek. Although Shadow Casting can be sometimes be *very serious* business, this contest is not. Of course, if […]