10 Inspiring Travel Videos
As I’m now starting to get into 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 shouldn’t be a comparison between two but about travel photography.
I guess to have a good travel video most of the one I like to use tripod and wide-angle lenses with a big aperture. Timelapse 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 (Featured Above)
This guy is pretty inspiring, he did a walking trip and went for 4500km through China and Gobi Desert and even tough he never finished his goal to Germany, still pretty awesome. He took photos his face every day and see how he doesn’t 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:
EAT from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.
MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.
LEARN from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.
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….
Time is Nothing // Around The World Time Lapse from Kien Lam on Vimeo.
4. Lost in Tokyo (Mark Blamley)
10,000 photos in 2 days in Tokyo. Inspiring timelapse of Tokyo.
Lost in Tokyo from Mark Bramley on Vimeo.
5. Water&Rocks, New Zealand
This is more like tourism video than a travel video but still very enjoyable to watch.
Water & Rocks, New Zealand from Metron on Vimeo.
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!
MANY STEPS from AKACHI on Vimeo.
7. 5 Minutes of Syria (Ruslan Fedolov)
Great videography by Ruslan Fedolov.
5 minutes of Syria from Ruslan Fedotow on Vimeo.
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.
Postcard from Bali from Stephan Kot on Vimeo.
10. Toy Thailand
Great combination between tilt shift and timelapse makes the objects look small like toys.
Toy Thailand from Joerg Daiber on Vimeo.
Jeezz,, how could I miss Where The Hell is Matt?
Nice collection of travel videos.