The OTG team walked away from the 2016 iCast show with 4 major film awards at the Drake Magazine’s Video Awards – the industry’s primary fishing film awards ceremony. Chanos Chanos, the brainchild of Jako Lucas and Capt. Jack Films, took not only the grand prize of Movie of the Year, but also awards for Best Story and Best Saltwater Fishing. To read more about OTG’s success at the awards, click here.
By Sarah Grigg
Last week was an epic one for Off the Grid Studios! Our team took awards in four categories at this year’s Fly Fishing Video Awards, sponsored by The Drake magazine and held at the 2016 ICAST show in Orlando.
Jungle Angler took the “Best Freshwater” category. The film represents part of a major media campaign, including a short film for the Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T), a long-form film on DVD, a feature-length article in Fly Fisherman and full online social media coverage.
2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour Reviews
Ok, so the last place anyone is going to look for unbiased 2016 fly fishing film tour reviews is from the studio responsible for producing three of the films in the 2016 fly fishing film tour – but – we’re our own worst critics and are capable of giving appropriate critique of the media.
While last years show was criticized as being too political, conservation oriented and lacking the “fun” element thats drawn crowds in past years – we’re confident viewers will LOVE this years show. We will be attending and posting more review next week as we travel with the show in Seattle, Bend and Portland. But for now, here’s a little 3rd party review to keep things in check.
Off the Grid Studio’s team member, Steven Yochum, recently turned his lens to the table with a new collection of stunning food photography shot for one of our favorite local restaurants: Jackson’s Corner.
OTG supplied the equipment and RA Beattie for the behind the scenes exclusive interview with Ed Roland | Collective Soul at their show in Portland, OR
Photos and Interview by RA Beattie | Breedlove Stringed Instruments
It’s a cold, damp fall night in Portland. Despite tough weather, a steadily growing queue of anxious concertgoers coils down the sidewalk outside the Roseland Theater. A couple standing at the front of the line are inquisitive when I approach the doors with my recording gear and cameras. I explain that I’m going to take their spot in line. I’m here to interview Ed Roland, the lead singer of Collective Soul. The couple throw me a high five and explain how excited they are for the show. The vibe is solid. The fans are ready to rock.
RA Beattie worked closely with the Tool Studios team to create the new mobile friendly, state-of-the-art Breedlove Guitar’s website. OTG team worked on photography, video, site layout, content creation and loading, recording, audio engineering and copy writing. But that’s enough about us, take a moment and check out the finest acoustic instrument website on the market.
During World War II, the founder of Airstream, Wally Byam, was forced to put his budding trailer business on the back burner due to aluminum shortages. He went to work for the cause as an airplane builder. Following the war’s end, he set up Airstream in the very same airplane manufacturing warehouse. With new design skills and an improved design for aluminum-skinned trailers, Wally launched a trailer line that would become synonymous with the American open road. But he needed to test the road-worthiness of his post-war model on an epic trip.
In 1948, Cornelius “Neil” Vanderbilt IV — the black sheep and bohemian journalist son of business magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt III — invited Wally to tour war-ravaged Europe. Vanderbilt wanted to capture the devastated landscape in documentary film. The two shipped an Airstream to Europe and embarked on a journey to record the decimated landscape, a remarkable feat, as cities were still in disarray and tourists were more or less absent.
Members of the OTG team are currently in the editing / post-production phase on a mamoth project about…. Carp. Yes, carp. Filmed in 6 locations around the USA, this film chronicles the rise, fall and slow resurgence of one of the most hated fish in the USA. CARPLAND will tour with the 2015 Fly Fishing Film Tour- hitting 150 cities in the USA, before moving on the audiences in Canada and Europe.