Lateral Line Media grew from an idea that I had while aspiring to make a great fly fishing movie into what has today become full service commercial outdoor video production including fly fishing specific video production and much more broad context media production projects. While living in Maine my fishing buddies and I traveled around the state and began fly fishing and documenting all we could through the lenses of our cameras. We filmed our adventures chasing everything from Land Locked Salmon in Northern Maine to Great Lakes Steelhead in Western NY. Of course all the media we shot back then was on tiny handy cams and digital video cameras, none of the HD quality video equipment really existed and if it did we were so broke it was way out of our league. After our fishing trips we would quickly start editing it, in windows movie maker, looking for the best shots. Those are still some of my favorite fly fishing trips.
Not until I moved to Colorado did Lateral Line Media become established in its current format. Originally it was just a simple blog that allowed me to share my new adventures in the west with my friends back east. Since I didn’t have many friends in CO and not that much work to go with it, I spend most of my time on the rivers fly fishing and shooting videos. My first fall in Colorado I realized that I couldn’t drive to my old Steelhead haunts in NY, in fact I was about 2000 miles from anything big and silver. My buddies kept sending me pictures of big great lakes steelhead being caught and it was driving me nuts. This led to my first gig as a videographer. With some help from a good friend of mine I got a job shooting a promotional video for a lodge on the Salmon River. I was stoked to say the least.
I purchased my first HD camera with some help from a friend of mine in the Pacific Northwest and that’s when things started to become more serious. From that point on Lateral Line Media grew from a blog documenting my fishing trips to a small business working towards becoming a outdoor media production company creating marketable media for outdoor companies. With a degree in Marketing and an enthusiasm for the outdoors, it was exciting putting both my education and outdoor lifestyle to work. Since then Lateral Line Media has worked with many lodges, outfitters and businesses around the country and continues to do so.
Recently Lateral Line Media has teamed up with The Flyfisher Group, a company out of Denver Colorado, and is collaboratively working together to create marketable video content for outdoor companies local and abroad.