OK so you've got the point and shoot thing nailed, but what about the audio?


It's nemesis of the lo-fi adventure travel film maker - your camera may be 4k, HD, super slow mo fancy but I bet you the mic isn't up to much, ESPECIALLY if it's a GoPro. In my opinion you've got 2 options.


One, source a quality mic that either plugs in to the camera via an external input - GoPro's do this nowadays, or use a separate audio recorder like a Zoom unit and sync the audio up in post production.


The other option is to screw the audio. This is the route I prefer.


The majority of the time when I'm making my travel films, I'm looking to tell the story as simply as possible. Sometimes I use graphics on screen to help where I need. Sometimes I use a little bit of audio recorded in the camera, but the really I'm working on the principle of the 'silent film' much of the time.


I don't know that this would work for the longer format, say a 30 minute doco, but for the short 3 minute version I think it's totally doable. PLUS nowadays most people are watching your film on Facebook which is silent unless you choose to turn the audio on. I kind of like this restriction as it forces you to approach it differently and use a different set of tools to tell the story.

 
 
 
January 12, 2017

Story. Board.

January 11, 2017

Shoot x 1. Edit x 10.

January 10, 2017

Find your flow

January 9, 2017

Olympus Tough

January 8, 2017

GoPro

January 7, 2017

Mouth mount

January 6, 2017

DIY selfie stick

January 5, 2017

Mole grip mount

January 4, 2017

Rubber band chest mount

January 3, 2017

Ram Mounts

January 2, 2017

Capture Pro Mount

January 1, 2017

Forget the audio