Well, I’m back to blogging after a long holiday break. I finally got around to condensing my Fishing Report documentary from 2009 into a ten-minute sample. The full version is about 40 minutes long. I cut out a lot of the scenic footage, and chopped the interviews down to give a basic idea of what the piece is about.
For those who are unaware of the project, the Fishing Report is a project that combines my interests of fishing and art into a documentary that explores the creative side – traditions, craft, rituals, etc. – of fishing. The piece was screened at Sarver’s Bait and Tackle, a storefront installation featured at the 2009 Three Rivers Arts Festival in Downtown Pittsburgh. The project was also supported by the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Mattress Factory. I shot a lot of the video myself, but also had assistance from Jeremiah Johnson, Rose Clancy and Mike Cuccaro.