Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending an installment of the 2013 Full Draw Film Tour, sponsored in large part by Realtree Outdoors. The Tour features bowhunting films that haven’t been seen anywhere else. Each event has a raffle with Hoyt youth bows given away. It’s a fun time for all.
I’ll confess that I’m not a big fan of outdoor video. This is undiluted cynicism speaking after a number of years working on both ends of the camera, observing the shenanigans resulting from the pressure to get shows in the can. I too often find myself watching as a jaded critic seeking holes and miscues. I’ve watched in horror, as post-production turns 14 days of epic adventure into a 13-minute view to a kill — no story, experience or aesthatics. But that’s just me.
Full Draw movie shorts (all no more than 12 minutes, conspicuously free of commercials) prove a breath of fresh air. Each tells a story, cleverly sharing an overall experience. I found myself fasinated — quite remarkable for a jaded soul like myself.
A few highlights for me included: