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I'm sitting on the couch watching the Eastern Bobcat trapping DVD, and I have to work hard and pay attention to get any useful information about this topic, and I paid $30 for it! I could make a more interesting DVD and I am a total beginner with a camera and computer.

This got me thinking... I could make a better DVD but I lack the knowledge of trapping. I made a video of trapping last year but I was a new videoing as I still was new to trapping. So, if anyone out there thinks they lack enough knowledge on a trapping topic, and would be interested in doing a DVD, I'd like to hear from them. My thought was I could follow you on your trap line for make a week or two and then from what I filmed, I'll produce a video.

The CATCH! I'm a nursing student (yea, I'm a guy), and the only solid block of time that I have for a morning trap line would be the weeks before and after christmas or around that time. I took off week for the bobcat trapping opener, thus the reason I put in this DVD which lead me to this idea, so that week wont work. I do have most weekends off though and will be switching to evening clinicals in a few weeks, so this could happen sooner.

I don't know what we will ultimately decide to do if we get a full DVD made, but that decision will be made later.

I live in Lancaster, but will be willing to drive a bit to meet someone each morning.

So... how good of a trapper are you?!?!

O and for a reference- here is a video I made for the HPA video contest, and keep in mind I filmed myself the entire time, and I could do much better not having to be in front of the camera. Let me know what you guys think!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2SIlUb__...mp;feature=plcp
 

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Here is a DVD cover prototype I made.
 

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I'm hoping you're NOT bashing the forum sponsor's bobcat trapping dvd...because that's kind of a slap in the face to him.
 

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I found most videos are worthless when trying to get info. I watched a few people gave me to see if i could pick up any tips, a beginner would get nothing from them.
 

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didnt sound like bashing to me. i'm not even sure what dvd he is talking about as i dont/havent bought any but i didn't see any bashing in the post. honest feedback from a self-proclaimed total beginner.
 

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I am a GIGANTIC adam probst fan, It was like meeting an Idol when I found him at the outdoors show. I wasn't bashing him, I've watched all his dvd's 5-6 times and learned MOST of what I know from him.

That being said, I'm talkin about trapping videos in general, most have great content, but they could be produced in a more entertaining way.

Adam, I wasn't trying to bash anyone, and please PM me next time with any problems you have about what I say before posting them on here for everyone. I'd be happy to discuss any of my threads with you and remove any offensive material I may have inadvertently posted. Thank You.

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But really, no one would be interested in this idea?

What if I mentioned that (assuming we got enough footage and info for a 90 min dvd) to have a DVD made with a full cover normal looking cover, and have it shrink wrapped that it would cost about $3 a dvd... sold for $10 to venders, is a $7 per DVD profit... HUMMMMMMMMMMMMMM... interested now?!?!?

At the very least this at least seems like a TON of fun!
 

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You can follow me around. But the dvd's would have to sell for $30. You get 10% of the profits. I get the rest.
And you've gotta leave your bow at home....lol
Deal?
 

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There is a guy on another forum from Wisconsin that was involved in the making of Logging Roads, Lanes and Laminations coyote video. He talked about the video making process and it's quite a bit more involved then what you're led to believe.
To make a decent video, you'll need expensive video equipment plus the production costs, editing, marketing, etc...
My point is, if you have money to burn and don't mind taking a big loss on making a video and selling it for $10.00, go for it! I'm not trying to discourage you but the cheapest way to go is through youtube and if you get enough "likes" through that media, then maybe you can consider making your own video.
 

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trapperrick, I appreciate what your saying, I truly do, and you just making sure I'm not wasting my time, someone elses time, and money, BUT... I've looked into this for about 2 years now and I already have an LLC created, bank account (with little money lol), tax information, blah blah blah, for making sure that everything is legit.

As for expensive camera gear, thats why I'm the poor college student that I am! Rough estimate is about $3500 worth of video and audio gear and about $1000 in software, so I'm not a professional but for this type of work I think I could hold my own.

If you have ever watched "Solo Hunters" on the outdoors channel, its a great show and I love the idea behind it because I am a solo hunter myself (someone who hunts and films themselves), I have better gear than they do... and their show is on the outdoor channel! Now its not all about the gear but this is all for a comparison.

I am NOT a professional and I did NOT nor AM I going to school for this, BUT I know a decent amount and I have put in a lot of time learning camera work, audio work, sony vegas pro, photoshop, and illustrator. Plus I'm a very outgoing and personable individual and believe that I could get the DVD out into our hunting and trapping community.

Did I change your opinion at all? I'm curious because if there is something I may be missing, I want to address it now before it becomes a hurdle to overcome after I've put in a lot of time and effort!

Thanks for the responses guys!
 

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I helped make a video once. It was part of the 4 or 5 cassette trapping thing that was made for the old Traps4Kids program. I did the mink trapping part. The hardest part of it was there was a lot to talk about and not always a lot of time to talk about it. Dan Tanner and I shot it in one day.
 

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I know a guy, JC, he makes them and they are pretty darn good, especially for beginners. I cant help you since I am no where near PA now. I will say this, if you are looking for income, a trapping vid wouldnt be my first choice. But I'm an idiot maybe and its just my opinion. If anybody wants a free look at his you can catch some on youtube under swamptalk.
 

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You know...I second the motion for Trapping4Reds to be your frontman. And I'd be the first to buy that DVD. Doesn't even have to be a "how to" as much as it could be for plain old entertainment. You two would make beautiful DVD's together....


Maybe I can have a role in the background as "key grip" or props manager or something else with a cool title?
 

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If Banjoman is in. I'm in. Hempfieldhunter, you better jump on this one, it WILL be entertaining if we get involved. We better get moving on it though. I got ants in my pants on wednesday and put a few flat sets out for the yotes. Picked up a grey this morning. And caught a big boar coon 2 days ago. Biggest coon I ever caught. Like coons do, he was stealing, which made him very predictable... Was stealing corn and whatever else was laying around the neighbor's barns.. Too many coons in the neighborhood isn't good for anything...
ANYWAY, back to the movie. Whatdya think? Wanna get something goin after the perfect storm has passed?
I have one other condition, there MUST be a segment of Banjoman and I playing dueling banjos in the beginning of the movie...
 

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Now yer talkin'

Ahwell....musta skeerd Hempfield Hunter away! Or, I reckon he might be sightin' his bow in!
 
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