If you’re looking around for someone to recapture lost paradise in a neat vehicle for your network of friends and family, connect with Gabrielle Ahern at Salty Wave.
Going away on a holiday can be just as great on the return or going back to where you began – in video.
Look at the classic surf film “The Endless Summer”
Released in the 1960’s, it is still one of the most talked about films of its genre in modern times. It was produced by Bruce Brown who filmed a couple of surfers travelling around the world searching for the perfect wave.
A lot of people have emulated his take on the surfing narrative but your take on the day makes your spin way different.
Most people have access to a camera via their mobile, a go-pro, tablet, i-Pad or DSLR + video cameras with the built in advantage of uploading the goods onto your favourite social media channel; send up to the cloud; or external storage via lab top, USB, drive or disc.
Flickr is a great option because you can set the app settings to upload images captured on your mobile phone to your Flickr account. You can select whether the videos and images remain private and at a later time, select the ones to upload to Facebook or Instagram for everyone to see.
This is handy for those trekking anywhere, especially overseas, because all your images are saved securely, in case the camera or mobile phone is lost, broken or stolen.
There are some pretty good storage choices out there if you are looking around, but the best option is to think about what you have already and then build on it from there. You don’t need the most expensive item to store media.
Affordable deals are available for storage devices at retail outlets and online. I usually compare prices and target a product with enough storage to hold images and videos – usually terrabytes not gigabytes.
Gigabytes are great for documents – MS and PDF – but in the long term, 1 terrabyte = 1000 gigbytes = 1000 000 megabytes. Terrabyte storage is getting cheaper, so it is a better long-term option for storing photos and videos.
If you have these clips of your surfing, kiteboarding, bodyboarding or windsurfing adventures from all over the place and you know what the professionals are doing on TV and the web, there’s no reason why you can’t have an amazing safari video similar to or even better than what’s already out there.
Editing a video can be time consuming, if you don’t have the technical gismos or the time to spend on it.
A 5 minute or 30 minute surfing video, highlighting all your tricks and spins on the water, is a great way to capture happy days. Even the worst moments experienced during a holiday – flat tyre or broken board – can be the most enthralling tale in its telling.
It’s your move and whatever you do, you’ve got those memories to take with you.
Connect with Salty Wave for more information about video production.