Round the World Travel Guide
August 27, 2007 By Dave 21 Comments
Dave is Editor and Founder of Go Backpacking and Medellin Living, and the Co-founder of Travel Blog Success. Follow him on Twitter @rtwdave or Google+
August 27, 2007 at 2:35 pm
Hey, Dave – very cool that you decided to dip your toes into the vlogging world. I’ve been thinking of doing it myself but I’ll admit to being a bit intimidated. Kudos to you for putting yourself out there.
Any idea what topics you plan on vlogging about in the future?
August 27, 2007 at 10:05 pm
Mike – I have no clue. I’d like to pretend the clip I posted was my first, however it was actually my 7th take. I quickly learned how many factors you have to keep in mind if you want the video to be watchable…
– background lighting
– how far away you hold the camera
– speaking loud enough
– speaking clearly enough
– speaking at a good rate (not too fast, not too slow)
– being animated and aware of your body language
I have to admit it’s really cool though! I’ll definitely take a video of my Absinthe shot (so be sure to fill out the survey to the left!), otherwise you’ll just have to wait and see. :cool:
August 28, 2007 at 1:45 pm
I shot one video for another site of mine where I had to speak “off the cuff” for about 5 minutes straight. I think it took me about 20 takes. It’s a lot harder than I initially thought to not look like an idiot =)
August 27, 2007 at 9:35 am
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August 28, 2007 at 8:45 am
August 27, 2007 at 3:21 pm
Hi Dave, I like the video. I also like the writing, so I recommend a mix of the two!
August 27, 2007 at 10:21 am
August 27, 2007 at 6:09 pm
I’m with stacy both would rock!!!
August 27, 2007 at 10:06 pm
Sounds like a good balance, I shall be happy to oblige! :grin:
August 27, 2007 at 1:09 pm
August 27, 2007 at 5:06 pm
August 28, 2007 at 12:33 am
Oh I love it!
Its so intersting to hear someone speak whose writing you enjoy. Good job! Now I feel like I know you a little better.
August 28, 2007 at 12:53 am
Thanks Cassie – that was my goal!
August 27, 2007 at 7:33 pm
August 27, 2007 at 7:53 pm
Rob Meyer says
August 28, 2007 at 11:35 am
I like the video, stick with it! As you may have noticed, I have been trying to include a little bit of video in my blog, and I have to say that it is a lot more work than I thought! I am impressed you did your first one in only 7 takes, it took me around 30, and to be honest the lighting still looked like crap.
Oh well, live and learn I guess, good luck with the video, it would definitely be a cool thing to take with you on the road!
August 28, 2007 at 9:21 pm
Nice job with the drying fruit video. I never thought of DIY snack making with fruit, however it makes plenty of sense if you’re trying to save money on food.
August 28, 2007 at 4:35 pm
August 29, 2007 at 2:21 am
Heimarbeit SeriÃ¶s says
October 29, 2010 at 5:52 am
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