Category: film making

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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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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How to make Travel Videos like a Magician!

Mark Shea of overlander.tv shares four secret lessons of travel filmmaking he learnt from an Aborigine Kurdaitcha man many years ago at the crossroads of a small outback town. You too can learn these secrets, without fear of losing your soul! Mark is a documentary and travel filmmaker who in the line of his work […]

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What sort of travel video do you want to see?

So I’ve started my grand tour, hoping to take in the world, and I’m interested to know what you as the viewer would like to learn about the countries I visit? What do you currently like about my videos and what would you like to see more of? Do you want to keep meeting the […]

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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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Youtube Travel Videos, Five Fabulous Success Stories

In this article I wish to look at five online travel video success stories and offer prospective filmmakers examples of how they too can get paid to travel the world with their video cameras. Getting paid to travel the world In 1760 Samuel Johnson said of travel writing,“Every writer of travels should consider that, like […]

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