Norway | Seeking Wanderlust [Video]

Discovering Norway for ourselves on a road trip through the mountains. Every place we passed through was more beautiful than the last. Mountains and Fjords that captured the imagination whether from the roadside or on top of a summit. This place was truly made for those looking to fill their sense of wonder. The trip took us through Alesund, Andalsnes, Loen, Flam, and Bergen. We both have been to Iceland, and this place is far better.  

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Video Shooting, Editing, & Producing Tips

Having been shooting, editing, and producing videos for the past 5+ years, and I’ve definitely run into my fair share of problems. These issues range from video quality, audio recording and playback, and general story continuity for the final cut of the video. I figured I’d start to write down some of the tips and things I’ve learned along the way to give others a help in avoiding these issues/mistakes/bad practices. Note, I edit on Final Cut Pro 10 (FCPX), but all these tips can be extrapolated for use in Adobe, iMovie, cellphone apps, GoPro editor, etc. Video Video Transitions …

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Brosta Rica | Seeking Wanderlust [Video]

The epic Costa Rican surf trip for a group of friends that far exceeded every expectation we had set for the trip. With one goal in mind, to surf as much as possible at all the major breaks in the Guanacaste Region of Costa Rica, we surfed at least two different spots each day. And of course, we had to take breaks and explore the diverse inland region near La Fortuna. Needless to say, a week was not enough to check out all the Volcanos, Caves, Waterfalls, Jungles, and different surf breaks. I can’t wait to go back… especially with …

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Tips to Make Better Videos: Telling a Story vs Video-porn

One of the first questions you have to ask before you begin editing any clips, or even before you press record on your camera, is, “What type of video do I want to make?” I don’t mean the infinite cinematic-subcategories that are out there, but just these two types instead: are you going to tell a story to an audience or just make a video-porn/music video style video.

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Seeking Wanderlust | The Journey to Oktoberfest [video]

When you come across the opportunity to cross off a bucket list trip of a lifetime to Oktoberfest, you do everything you can to make it happen. And that’s exactly what happened. I was able to convince 6 of my friends to join me on a partial two-week trip that would start in Amsterdam, head south through Dusseldorf, Cologne, and Frankfurt until we reached the city of Munich for Oktoberfest! But it didn’t end there, we pushed south into the alps to hike the Zugspitze and then ended the trip in the Austrian cities of Innsbruck and Achensee. There were …

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Epic Drone Footage [Video]

Drone shot compilation from the past year, ranging from the mountains of Maine to the beaches on the coast of New Jersey. Drones have really changed my perspective of the possibilities for filming. 99% of these shots would not have been able to be captured without spending thousands of dollars on helicopter rides for a few seconds of footage each. Now, we are able to view the world as if we had wings of our own.

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