Almost everyone has had the dream of incorporating travel into their everyday careers. After all, we’re all looking to scratch that itch of wanderlust on the inside.
The thing about travel is that there are plenty of ways to incorporate that into a career, from travel blogger to a travel videographer, becoming a digital nomad and travelling is slowly becoming a reality for plenty of people.
Here, we’re going to talk about what it’s going to take in order to become a travel videographer. Other than a love for travel, there are going to be a few things that you should be capable of in order to travel and document those travels for a living. Without any further ado, here are some things that you’ll need in order to be a great travel videographer.
Passion for what you do
Becoming a travel videographer isn’t a career that’s going to pay big money right off the bat. This is something that you’re going to have to work hard for, even if it takes months or years in order see a payoff.
In the process of working hard at it, you’re going to maintain a level of passion for what you do: the travel, the video production work, everything. If you don’t care about what you’re doing, then why do it in the first place?
Never turn your camera off
Always keep you camera on, and don’t stop filming. It’ll be hard to find a perspective or inspiration right at the beginning, which is why you need to keep your camera on the entire time in order to find it.
You don’t wait for the perfect moment to come along before setting up your camera, you’re already there, front and center, filming before it’s even happened. Learn from the footage that you take, and develop a style from that.
Learn how to edit well
Of course, your eye as a videographer is important in shooting good video, but you should also learn how to piece all of your footage together in order to tell the story you want to tell. You can’t just stitch footage together and call it a day. Use your footage to tell the story that you want to tell, no matter how gritty it can get.
Don’t shoot footage of you getting ready in your hotel room, getting on a bus, and arriving at a popular tourist attraction. There’s not story there. Like we said, never stop shooting. Once you’ve determined the story that you want to tell, use your skills to weave those clips into a video.