If you ever want to film your own hunts, take some advice from accomplished SOLO Hunter Tim Burnett.
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Story telling has always been a core feature of hunting. You can imagine neolithic hunters sitting around a flickering campfire with illuminated faces. The blackness of the night sky decorated with millions of sparkling stars and a crescent moon above. As they feast on their freshly killed meat within the ring of illumination they recount the tales of the day's hunt and from days gone by. These stories evolved over time and became cave paintings, legends, folk stories, written stories, and eventually the hunting videos we all watch today.
Telling a good hunting story is more than just recounting the shot and kill. It's about painting a picture for those who weren't there and including them in the adventure. Story telling builds friendships, exchanges hunting information, and serves as a form of entertainment.
Most hunting stories today are still spread by good old fashioned word of mouth. Some folks, myself included, pick up the pen and enjoy writing about our experiences and sharing them that way. Today though, the fastest growing trend in story telling has to be recording hunts and sharing them through videos. Whether on Youtube, a TV hunting show, or on your buddy's smart phone, we all watch hunting videos.
Having the skill to successfully hunt while you film your own hunt adds a layer of complication to the already difficult proposition of bringing an animal down with archery gear. If you've ever wanted to film your own hunt take some advice from an expert in that area by watching this video from SOLO hunter Tim Burnett.
Tim Burnett has made a living recently by filming his solo hunting adventures and offers some good advice. Have a quality camera, good head mount, and learn to "follow through" after the shot with the filming.
The GoPro camera has revolutionized the filmed hunting industry. These handy cameras come in several different models, prices, and have a good deal of accessories to get just the right shot
. If you've ever watched the SOLO hunter series you know that Tim also uses a selfie stick
for much of his filming. While not ideal for shot footage, he uses the stick to record as he travels during his hunts.
Learning to film your own hunts has never been easier than with today's compact and high quality cameras. For some, the best way to pass on a hunting story is still around the dancing flames of a warm fire. For others, video technology helps share a good hunting story with friends. Whatever your method of choice a good hunting story is a good hunting story.
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