As I’m now starting to get in to videography, and I myself enjoy traveling (who wouldn’t?), here are some amazing and inspiring travel video. I kinda like to go to vimeo.com than youtube because you find lots of craps in youtube and vimeo are more selected and arty video. Very easy to find a quality video for reference and the forum makes it good place to learn. Anyway, this shouldnt be a comparison between two but about travel photography.
I guess to have a good travel video most of the one I like use tripod and wide angle lenses with big aperture. Timelipse is popular for travel videography and the result could be amazing, taken from different angles and with a bit of panning too. Thing is, when you travel, are you going to take all of your photography gear or just basic stuff? Well, if you call yourself enthusiast you should. GoPro camera would put your travel video more lively and increasingly very popular.
Here are some videos that I like:
1. The Longest Way 1.0 | One year walk/beard grow time lapse
This guy is pretty inspiring, he did a walking trip and went for 4500km trough China and Gobi Desert and even tough he never finished his goal to Germany, still pretty awesome. He took a photos his face everyday and see how he doesnt look like he did. Not surprised if this video won so many short film festivals.
2. Eat, Move and Learn
Thats what we do on our travel. Rick Mereki did an awesome job on doing the video:
3. Time is Nothing (Kien Lam)
He decided to quit his job to travel and took timelapse videos around the world and this is what he achieved 17 countries later. This video has been featured in mainstream medias. Wish I could take that decision….
4. Lost in Tokyo (Mark Blamley)
10,000 photos in 2 days in Tokyo. Inspiring timelapse of Tokyo.
5. Water&Rocks, New Zealand
This is more like tourism video than a travel video but still very enjoyable to watch.
6. Many Steps (Takayuki Akachi)
This is another unique idea that he traveled the world and filmed some daily life and corners of places he visited. Awesome!
7. 5 Minutes of Syria (Ruslan Fedolov)
Great videography by Ruslan Fedolov.
This video has shown how powerful DSLR cameras are for making video and movie and 5D Mark II is the king as to Michael Jackson to pop music.
9. Postcard from Bali (Stephen Kot)
Beautifully done this video is. With Canon EOS 5D Mark II and shallow depth of focus with 50mm f1.4 made this video so elegant and gave it a warm feeling to watch.
10. Toy Thailand
Great combination between tilt shift and timelapse makes the objects look small like toys.
Jeezz,, how could I miss Where The Hell is Matt?