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Night Time Lapse – Colorado Rocky Mountains – 9.15.10

Night Time Lapse – Colorado Rocky Mountains – 9.15.10


Time Lapse: Hiking out of the Black Canyon

Playing around with the Canon 7D while hiking out of the Black Canyon… wish the real hike was this short…

Drake Mag Video Awards: When Guiding Goes Gangster

2010 Drake Mag Video Awards: When Guiding Goes Gangster – wins best Humor Award….

Developing the script for guiding goes gangster:

RA: I can’t really remember – I think I was driving across Montana with Joey Macomber (Jmac) and we came up with a simple premise for a short film: When guiding goes gangster. A series of scenes with cars, guns and bling…

Joey: We were actually speeding down a dirt road in Basalt, CO hungover as hell, blasting some ghetto music and scaring my father who was in the back seat of a 88 Land Cruiser, which had no breaks and expired MT plates. This is when the guiding gone gangster idea was born. After a giant smothered Burrito at 2 Rivers Cafe and a bloody Mary we had the idea in swing.

RA:  Whatever – so Joey has a memories. No big deal.  And I only eat the huevos rancheros at two rivers. And my car still has some breaks.

Worst Idea Ever:

Films need props. This one needed dice, fake guns, gangsta clothes… and unfortunately a giant gangsta ass car.  Without one on hand, we decided to check out craigs list… next thing you know Tom Bie and I and are owners of a sweet ass gangsta ride… black on black.. seemed like a good idea at the time.  But we have a promo idea – coming out soon – involves the car, a drift boat and the opening the car up to the public to take the car on a road trip… more info to come on that front.

Just another night at FFR:

We were waiting in line to get a wrist band outside of Cervantes – the venue for the film tour – and a homeless guy was trying to sell me a sweaty vicodin (an advil). Hours later we were watching a number of amazing vids from around the industry… everything from tarpon caught from float tubes to aliens invading… and then some of this: our gangsta cut

The Night Continues:

Joe Willauer (badd-ass montana/washington based guide) started calling Joey Mac Sharp Cheddar a few years back.  The name stuck. Hours after the film premiered, we were in some downtown Denver bar break dancing with a bunch of random broads – and the Drake Mag Award took a spill out of my back pocket. We found it – but the base of the award was long gone. The award was scratched up and smelled like warm beer and feet. Perfect initiation for the little guy into the group…. it was not as scratched when we got it – sorry Tom B.

The Late Night Report:

After paying a guy to rap on the street – a midnight high-speed tailgate rescue – chasing down a richshaw that took $40 from us – soliciting a ride to a pizza parlor from a delivery guy – confronting a egotistical midget wrestler – we ended up in the most logical place. 7eleven. Where we rang up this beauty. The perfect ending to a healthy evening. The next morning was magical, as the be expected.

2010 Drake Mag Vid Awards are at hand…

For a number of years now we’ve participated in the Drake Magazine’s Five Minutes of Fly Fishing Video Awards… this year we’ve gone all out to produce  a fun piece for the show. We went just a touch overboard on this one – Tom Bie and I even purchased a car for the shoot (there will be a cool promo event with the car coming up this fall – so stay tuned).  What’s the film about? Well, you’re going to have to be there to see for yourself!

When: September 9, 2010 – 8pm

Where: Cervantes Ballroom

More info:

Catch us in the latest Catch Mag!

For two years now the boys at Catch Mag have been cranking out an online photo/video, mixed media online cata-blog – filled with stunning imagery from around the world. We were stoked to help out with the 2nd anniversary edition by giving them a short custom vid from our midwest film travels. Check out the vid by logging onto The rest of the midwest footage will be included on our upcoming DVD – Off the Grid…

Rock’n it like big foot!

Beattie Outdoor Productions crew member (also has his own company and blog -lateral line media) has a sweet ass hoodie out – inspired from a film trip in Washington -I don’t like to post much about merch and whatnot – but sort of cool.

Here’s what he’s saying about it: Need one?

“We had some hooded sweatshirts made for our Steelhead Trip and I have gotten a bunch of interest from folks who have seen them kicking around. Here are a couple pics. It is sasquatch holding a spey rod in the forest on the front, it seemed fitting considering that he lives in the Pacific Northwest, and on the back there is a fish with text that read release wild steelhead. If you would like one shoot us and email with your size and shipping address.”

Need one? Get it here: