If you’ve missed the first six installments in My First Overseas Trip you can find them here. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6
Anybody can travel overseas and take a million and one photos to bring back to show friends and family. While photo’s are great you miss the sounds and the feeling of being there with photos.
When I first travelled overseas I got myself a trusty video camera and recorded some footage to help remind myself of what it was like on my trip. That way when I arrived home I could better share the moments with friends and remind myself of all the fun I had.
One tip I can offer is to get your video camera out whenever and as much as possible. Looking back over what I captured, was a little disappointing. I had missed entire sections of the trip, leaving moments lost completely.
But enough of the words this week’s all about the video so enjoy and be sure to comment and tell me what you think.
Next week will be the final part to this series. I’ll share with you the good, the bad and the things learnt.
This is a nice video, Chris! I am constantly shooting video when I travel. Seeing and hearing the people in action can be a far more poignant reminder of where I’e been than just photos.
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Thanks Sabina. I am looking at getting a Flip or Kodak camera to take with me because they are small and easy enough to work with. That and my macbook is like the only version to miss out on getting a firewire port so my current camera won’t connect to it 🙁
It’s so true video makes it so much more interesting to look back on.
Wow mate, love the video. That was all done in iMovie?! Impressive. Looking forward to seeing more from Europe!
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Hey Matt. Thanks it took me some work but overall I think it turned out ok. Yeah all was done in iMovie, lots more cool stuff you can do as well.
Europe should be fun I’m really excited to get some footage from there.
I love reading this series Chris, but it makes me want to start traveling like tomorrow!! haha
I can’t wait for the next one 🙂
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aww thanks Pam, its been fun to remember everything I got up too. I can’t wait to get out there either and start a new trip all on my own.
Oh you just want to read the next one to pick on me and my so tourist ways 🙂
Nice video Chris! Although I did not see you in it. Were you one of those dancing Disney characters? I didn’t know that was your other job! Kidding aside, the video is amazing. That view in Hong Kong is ridiculous. I’m glad you got both night and day shots. Looking forward to the Europe series!
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hehe well spotted Suzy. I did all the filming on the trip so managed to stay out of it all, but don’t worry I’ll feature in the Europe series. I know how awesome is the view, you have to go there if your ever in Hong Kong.
OMG, this video is AMAZING!!!!!!!!! I wish I knew how to do that. Good on ya mate! 😉
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aww Thanks Andi, I’m glad you liked it.