Besides doing Wedding videos, we also dabble in some other projects as well. We have in the past done some documentary work as well as some fictional shorts, although most of that was done when I was a grad student at Emerson. Most of these projects were done for fun, however back a few years ago I was approached about doing a training video on Hunting dogs.
Since I am a huge dog lover, I took the challenge. The budget was very much bare bones for a project of this magnitude. The shoot was going to take place at a three day training seminar that the head trainer, Pat Perry, was going to give. What made this project difficult was that it was going to be a multi-camera shoot, using a variety of dogs (Always unpredictable) and live firearms.
Oh, and did I mention that in day two of the shoot – it decided to POUR! Now we had Mud, Wet Cameras (cameras don’t like water) and a lot of smelly wet dogs!
However, despite the weather – the experience was a rewarding one, we shot over 30 hours of footage, and I learned a ton about training dogs.
Editing was a chore on this project – 30 hours of tape takes a LONG time to cut down and put together for a completed DVD. Needless to say – this video took us over a year (working nights/weekends in the middle of our load of weddings as well) to put together. Finally, earlier this year we had a final deliverable product.
Since the deliverable, we haven’t really thought a ton about the video, as we had our wedding coming up as well as our clients wedding videos to edit down. But while shopping for some Christmas items, we discovered that our dog training video – Training Spaniels to Hunt – A Seminar with Pat Perry – we made with dog trainer Pat Perry is available on Amazon.com, and the reviews are great! 5 our of 5 stars!
” 5.0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive training DVD, July 8, 2009
By Dawn Smith “dawnand3dogs”
This is a training DVD you won’t want to miss. Pat Perry takes you through the highlights of a three day spaniel training seminar, introducing you to handling techniques, demonstrating essential training drills, and offering problem solving ideas for some of the common glitches in training that you might run into when working with your own dog. This training DVD is easy to follow, and spaniel lovers will surely delight in watching the beautiful dogs at work!”
Here’s a clip from the video:
Its just awesome to put so much work into a project and see it pay off in the end!
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