Longer, warmer days are bringing back that Summer time excitement. That feeling of new possibilities as everything around us blossoms and grows. Even the animals take advantage of this new season to rebuild themselves for the coming year. As hunters, we love this time of year to watch things changes, and we look forward to what the coming year has in store for us. We dream about all the things we didn’t get to complete or do the year before. And now the question is, what are our dreams and what are we going to do to make them a reality?
We all know that excitement and the sleepless, restless night before the opening day of hunting season! And, we also know that feeling’s polar opposite, the last day of hunting fading into darkness. It seems like an eternity, from that moment until the next season’s opening day.
On the surface, everything about Josh Carney’s story is a tragedy. 13 years old. Shot in a hunting accident. Paralyzed from the waist down. Every detail seems like a reason to drop your head and feel sorry. However, to Josh, his story is anything but tragic. From his perspective, it’s a victory.
Hunting cinematography is amid a major shift from the tired, classic filming format to the cerebral, innovative pieces of art that are slowly gaining recognition in our industry. In such an entertainment driven field, there is no doubt that it creates a need for competition. This presents us with the obvious solution of film festivals; a creative arena once unknown to hunting filmmakers.
There are countless ways to introduce a blog of this nature; something so expansive is difficult to sum up in few words. It is an unprecedented milestone for the rapidly changing face of our hunting culture. The immeasurable hours of work of a few people (in the grand scheme of the industry), has suddenly culminated into a movement, one that could change the very foundation of our industry.