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Anyone ever got hired as a camera boat for a fishing show, movie filming, TV news crews or photo shoots?
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A Walmart commercial is as close as I got.

A buddy was a camera boat for the Netfilx series Battlefish.
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Just be aware it's a for hire situation. I was approached when I was a rec boat only but turned it down. You just get paid to take people out on your boat. You sign a release. You don't get paid if you or your boat is shown. Seemed like fun, but not worth the hassles.
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Just wonder if there is a market for this type of charter, don't want to do the guide grind.
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I've always just used a drone for pictures of my boat.




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Originally Posted by Reelsmooth20 View Post
Just wonder if there is a market for this type of charter, don't want to do the guide grind.
I have done it a few times. Actually made a couple of commercials, one for Bay Care Hospital Group. That one required me to sign a contract with the screen actors guild "SAG". It paid well and I got residuals.

It can be a PITA, very time consuming and your gonna have some very expensive equipment on board as well as some unique individuals at times.

I doubt you would find consistent work in that field.
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Yeah, PITA. Some decent money though.



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Originally Posted by starbright55 View Post
Yeah, PITA. Some decent money though.



The Last Ship?
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Originally Posted by challenger215 View Post
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Many years ago when fishing shows were just getting started I ran the camera crews around for Flip Pallots Walker Cay Cronicials, Mark Sosin Salt Water Journal and photographer Mr. Glen Loude who did mostly stills.

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