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I shoot videos and landscapes when I travel overseas. Obviously, I cannot shoot to a script or have much of a plan, since this is an unplanned vacation.
How would I construct a story from random scenes in Berlin, Warsaw, Vienna, Budapest, etc? Usually I end up with a string of shots without any story. This is not what you recommend in your book.
My friend Wendy will be travelling with me, but how could I include her in the video? Shots of her looking at the Danube from Buda and from Pest don’t seem to have much interest. Shooting
Vacation videos can be the most painful videos on the planet to watch. Want to make yours better? Shoot the Quest.
Every vacation is a quest, grasshopper– a journey in which a person or group travels in search of something– in this case something that involves a lot of sunscreen. The great thing about quests is that, unlike most vacation videos, they’re interesting!
Sometimes your quest is literally, your destination: Perhaps it’s a struggle to get to grandma’s house, the north rim of the Grand Canyon, or the top of the Eiffel Tower. But sometimes it’s not about a journey … Read the rest
I’m a junkie for “different.” Not a steady diet of weird, but an occasional jolt of something waaaayyy off beat. A video journey, if you will. Some of my favorite films are the ones that are so different from anything I can conceive of that I feel the total disorientation of thinking with someone else’s brain.
If the best film and video transports us, these shoot us into outer space, into worlds we didn’t even know existed. I felt that way after seeing Star Wars for the first time, or the Matrix. Or any Miyazaki movie (try Spirited Away… Read the rest