Category: Backpack Filmmaking

Lightweight, Broadcast quality, High Definition Video Production Gear List for Day Outings on Foot.

I feel I’ve got my High Definition kit down to the bare minimum and would like to share the gear list I use for exploring travel destinations by foot. This kit is suitable for anyone wishing to produce High Definition video with two broadcast quality audio sources, suitable for such situations as interviews. The camera […]

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A history of online video, a look back at vlogging

Overlander.tv just clocked 11 Million views on youtube! Pretty amazing really. But I suppose not as amazing as youtube’s stats themselves. Last year YouTube had more than 1 trillion views or almost 140 views for every person on Earth! At the moment more than one hour of video is uploaded to YouTube every second! I […]

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A life unleashed, living the life of a world traveler

It was at that moment, surrounded by an angry gang of taxi drivers, at a Port City in Borneo, that I realised I had brought this situation on myself. I realised I could continue this stupid game of who is right and who is wrong, to stand their in the searing tropical heat, still loaded […]

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8 options for making money with video when travelling the world

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Jungle Expedition Filmmaking Kit

I recently took a three day trip deep into the Borneo jungle. The trip involved travel in traditional boat and some jungle trekking. All I could take with me was what I could carry on my back. Given the tropical heat and high likelihood of torrential rain I decided I would only take what I […]

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Canon XF Cameras, Cinematic Film Look, Custom Picture Preset

In the darkest deepest jungles of Borneo, I met a shaman of the headhunter Iban tribe. I handed him my camera, and through a translator, asked him to make my video look like cinematic film. He opened the LCD, went to the custom preset menu, and after a flurry of button pushing, handed me back […]

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Travel Filmmaker Gear List, Broadcast Quality

I’ve just arrived in Bali for my latest round the world series and thought I’d make a video to show people how small a broadcast quality camera kit can be. My backpack filmmaking kit includes: Canon xf100 camera Rode NTG-1 small shotgun mic Sennheiser wireless mic kit Rotolight on camera light kit Shoulderlander homemade camera […]

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Backpack Filmmaking Gear List

Producing videos on the road requires the minimum of gear. When I travel I must carry all my gear myself. On the ‘El Camino’ in Spain, I walked 750km with 17 kilograms of gear. On my last trip overseas, I think I was lugging close to 30 Kilograms, including laptop. Here is a list of […]

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What is Backpack Filmmaking?

Overlander.tv is an ambitious project whereby Filmmaker Mark Shea will attempt to travel the world, alone, and film, edit and broadcast online, short mini docs, from different locales. Backpack Filmmaking is: -lightweight broadcast quality gear that can fit in a backpack -one person crew, one person doing it all. sourcing stories, conducting interviews, filming footage, […]

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