It’s Day One of our first-ever Travel Videography Expedition in Paris, France, and between the cheese and wine breaks, we’re already getting the hang of the video buttons on our cameras.
Most of us have never even tried it… and it turns out, it’s really fun.
Bonnie, here, ready to let you in on some of the simple travel video tips we’re learning from our instructor, full-time travel videographer Tom Reissmann.
Tom makes $80,000 a year at this gig, but that’s not what he loves most about being a travel videographer. It’s his flexible, no-hassle work schedule. “It’s freedom with an emphasis on free,” he says.
Coming to you as a photographer with very little video experience, here’s what I’ve learned so far:
- Video is HOT. This is the biggest up-and-coming market out there right now. Travel companies need video, will pay anything from $200 to $4,000 for it, and the competition is slim. Now is the time to get in. And you can make a full-time living at it if you want.
- Video is fun. It’s photography… with a twist. Movement and sound add a whole new dimension to capturing a place and telling a story your way.
- Video is easier than it seems. You can literally do this with your phone if you want. You just need a tripod and an app or software that can edit video.
Since many of us here in Paris had never even tried making a video with our cameras, today we strolled the streets and riverbanks by Notre Dame and gave it a go. Here’s one of my first clips. Pretty simple… and super fun!
Tomorrow, I’ll show you some more videos I recorded. And, before Friday, I’ll show you how they all work together to create a saleable travel video.
You can easily do this in your hometown, too. There are essentially five clips you need. And you can take all five in a single afternoon.
Stay tuned for details. In the meantime, get out your camera tonight and press the “record” button to see what you get.
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