This competition is designed to give the amateur and professional the opportunity to win exciting prizes and cash vouchers on regular basis. Have fun, eat healthy and well – and be rewarded for your footage.

GENERAL TIPS

YOU DON’T NEED A NEW CAMERA

Don’t stress too hard about which video camera to use. We want amateur enthusiasts sharing their Catch Cook activities with us. Use your cellphone, action cam, tablet, DSLR, or a friends camera. It’s about the cause – not the equipment.

GET PERMISSION

If you recording friend and family or any other interviews in your Catch Cook video that may be uploaded and distributed, it is imperative that you require permission from these subjects before filming – even if its a friend.

AVOID USING BUILT IN MICS

The audio of your video can make or break your content. Although it’s not the end of the world if you have to use your camera’s mic. Before filming, always test the sound. This is normally not a problem indoors, but can be a challenge in the wind.

KEEP YOUR LENS CLEAN

Your fingerprint or even a water drop can ruin a golden moment. Make sure it is clean – even of dust. Lick the lens and wait for it to dry, then dunk it in the water. Repeat as necessary. This simple trick works wonders.

WAIT FOR GREAT LIGHTING

There are two ideal times to shoot: early in the morning or late in the afternoon. When the sun is low in the sky, harsh shadows are reduced. If shooting at other times, try to get the sun behind the camera.

RECORD WITH A STORY IN MIND

Think and plan what you want to tell in terms of a beginning, middle and end. This will save you tons of time when you go to edit what you’ve shot. Start by introducing yourself, and talk about what you’re about to do. Then, capture the activity from multiple angles. And finally, show the result.

You have the freedom to design your own story, but as an example one could take a few seconds footage of; waking up in the morning and introducing yourself, explaining the plan of the day, filming while packing the boat and driving to the slipway, launching the boat, the trip to the fishing site, throwing the anchor, baiting the hook, fishing, catching, and maybe even filleting a fish, pulling the anchor, the boat ride home, putting the boat on the trailer, and lastly cooking and enjoying the food.

WHAT TO SAY

This is really simple. People want to meet you and know what you doing. The best is to consider yourself as talking to your friends and building a relationship with them – as long as there is an introduction and conclusion – how much you talk in the middle is up to you.

PREVIOUSLY FILMED FOOTAGE

If you went hunting, fishing, spearfishing or gathering and a filmed it a few days or weeks ago, there is nothing stopping you from placing, filming and preparing the meat, fish or vegetables from your fridge.

USE DIFFERENT ANGLES

This is fun. Film from low, high, or between trees. These angles can create exciting footage. Please bear in mind that with a cellphone, it need to be held horizontal (like a TV).

SHOULD I ADD MUSIC

When we receive a video, we will make sure it is politically correct and we will add music that is licensed, and create a steady themed flow from scene to scene.

If you don’t have licensed music, please leave it up to our discretion to enhance your clip with audio. Our intentions are to make it exciting, and enhance the viewer experience to promote our message and channel. So feel free not to add music.