I created a complete Travel video course because I couldn't find any courses on this topic at the time I made this. I spent most of my past 4 years specializing in travel and video and thought was the right time to share my knowledge.
The Art of Travel Video is a training video made especially for travelers who are interested in making their professional videos using SLR and action camera's
Travelers have special requirements. You may want to film underwater in the great barrier reef or you may want to capture your drive along the coast of New Zealand. You might want to capture the nightlife of Hong Kong or capture a beautiful sunset at Maui.
I've produced over 100 videos specializing in trave in destinations such as Kruger National Park (South Africa), Capetown, Singapore, Turks & Caicos, Vancouver, Maui, Bali, Hong Kong, Taiwan and more.
1) Camera gear and accessories -- which camera models, lenses, accessories, lighting, and sound
2) Plan and packing -- How do you pack and protect your gear and make good use of your time. How do you know what to see and stay to help with you with your travel video.
3) How to film your shot -- a live in the field demo of actually setting your camera to shot a great shot
4) Editing -- An actual live editing video showing you step by step how to edit in Final Cut Pro X and put together a great travel video
5) Sharing -- How to take your finish video and sharing it through social networks or burn a DVD or blu-ray
Accessories – Action HD camera's, accessories, lighting, memory cards, and hard drives
I teach apeture, focal length, and describe and show which type of lens for different situations. I illustrate which lenses I use and why. I explain full-frame and crop sensor bodies and how they affect focal length.
This section is especially designed for the traveler. We cover how to pack your equipment for travel and special planning considerations for accommodation that will help you have a better planning trip such as calculating the time sunset of your destination to film during the golden hour
This is a filmed live demo of an actual shoot in the park. I teach you how to frame the shot and what settings I use and why. I also provide another video window to show you what I am actually pressing on my camera for the visual learners. We cover things such as apeture, iso, recording settings, and shutter speed.
I demonstrate the panning and tilt movements with a tripod
This section we cover the goodies to provide extra production value for your travel videos. I introduce you to the dolly and how it can be used. I introduce the exact microphone I use to replace the onboard microphone. I also show you visually how to do a time lapse on the camera and in the video editing software. Finally, I cover how to share your video through youtube and DVD.
During the credits I share some travel footage I've show from countries around the world and sources for my music that you can reference.
Hi! I was born in South Africa but as a child my family relocated to Canada and lived most of adult life in beautiful British Columbia. I remember getting a VHS camcorder and would make and direct my own home videos with my sisters. I attended Simon Fraser University (SFU) with a Communications degree and had another opportunity to film an educational hip-hop video for earth quakes. After I graduated university I went on to have a successful IT career working 13 years in the field.As an IT manager I went onto pursue my MBA at SFU and found inspiration to start my own business and travel and film.By the time I had completed my MBA in 2011 I had found my passion travel, business, and filming.
During a wild and intense 3-year period I sold my house and purchased a camera and traveled the globe with my camera in search of adventure. I traveled to places such as Beijing, Singapore, Shanghai, The Grand Canyon, and Turks and Caicos. During this period a new revolution with the SLR camera was allowing people to create cinema quality video. I spent countless hours trying to learn everything I could from the best to hone my craft.I currently have over 100 videos on youtube and have one of the strongest travel video collections on the Internet. I recommend you check out my videos on-line if you’re interested in watching my videos.
After returning to Vancouver I planned my next travel adventure to Australia, Asia, and Taiwan. I sold my car and all my possessions and arrived in Taiwan with my essentials, camera gear, and my dreams. I currently live in Taiwan learning mandarin, teaching English, and filming travel videos.
I believe I’m a continuous learner (currently learning Mandarin) and I’m always looking for new and interesting ways to learn things.I get upset when an article gives advice or directions and it is so general it leaves out the important details. I try to provide detailed step-by-step instructions using visuals or video. I hope you find my courses interesting and I see you in there!