Yesterday, Rob Ceccarini, Fishing Manager at Orvis Manhattan, sent me a link to a video created by one of his customers, Peter Laurelli. Usually, when I get these kinds of emails hailing some “great” video, the video itself is a bit of a letdown—there might be great fish or a cool shot, but the overall quality of the filmmaking is rarely “blogworthy.”
But Peter—a one-man show who does both the filming and the fishing—has produced something wonderful, a chronicle of a year spent fishing the surf for stripers and blues on the Hudson River, Long Island Sound, and the south shore of Long Island near the mouth of New York Harbor. The film captures the beauty, excitement, disappointment, and even the boredom we all experience over the course of a year.
“I hauled around a video camera, a headcam, and tripod everywhere I fished in 2010,” he says. “It was all self-shot and edited. It took a lot of time to get any usable footage and a lot of time to edit. I’ve watched it waaaay too many times, so i hope you enjoy it.”
I’m pretty sure you will.