Why did I start editing videos of my travels?
The logical reason is that I recorded hours of footage on my iPhone and Go-Pro over the past year of travels so I might as well use it for something. The emotional answer is that I legitimately want to inspire others to travel and hopefully have similarly amazing experiences.
I was dreading the editing process at first but I've officially found my film flow and am actually enjoying it now. Every time I watch the footage, it's like I teleport back in time and land right in midst of these incredible places.
I think of these as 'travel trailers' like the ones you watch for movies but instead they are my spontaneous, raw adventures, as opposed to something staged and/or scripted. Real & accessible adventures that could be had by anyone, apart from the rehearsed, polished stuff you see on TV travel channels, or even on some YouTube channels nowadays.
I honestly feel like unless you are a close friend or family member, you don't care about my personal details, and you're searching for and watching these travel vlogs to inspire your own adventures, amirite?
So here's my video model: show as much as I can in 1 MINUTE and leave the viewer enticed and wanting to see more. I'm a bit intimidated because my style is so different from all the other travel vloggers I've met so far. The end goal is to get sponsored to travel and make these videos.
I'd love to hear your feedback. What do you think of this idea and some of my videos thus far? Do you prefer reading or watching to inspire your travels? Am I on to something or way off the mark? (Please tell me now so I can avoid a mid-life crisis later. lol)