I’m not a fan of the more modern cinematic ad nauseam video with over-the-top computer music that everyone’s trying to attempt on Youtube. It’s like they’re trying to be on the GoPro channel. They’re all cookie cutter and It gets old quickly as everyone is trying to do it. Way too many unrelated drone shots, etc. We like the hint at the playful, old school 8mm type, and since this is more for our family and not YT likes, it’s what I typically go for. It’s not for everyone.
We had 3 cameras on us, none of which are color or exposure matched on purpose. This also gives the feeling of different perspectives and interpretations.
Most of those clips are muted. The wind noise, foot steps, and rocks are intentional, especially on the vast overlooks, to convey more of the feeling in being there. The rest of my family, who did not go or have never been there, said the wind noise helped provide depth and convey the experience of standing over a cliff.
I also left the shakiness and added some grain / blow-out as its a hint at the early style of street strolling / filming and makes it feel more lively which is also the nature of my family’s personality. Also why the song selection that adjoins it.
We’re also not like others in that we don’t plan out our shots ahead of time. We don’t go on these trips for the video, the video accompanies the trip. The clips aren’t planned, they just happen as we goof around. Again, it’s a different look and feel than the travel over-polished blog nonsense we keep coming across on YT. It ends abruptly because our trips end abruptly. It’s for us, but it’s made public for if there are others that are interested.
This is easy to tell because we just say “Big Bend” for the title even though we only touch on a very small part of it. We don’t start off with an indepth exhausting voice-over explaining every little thing going on about forgettable facts of the area. It’s just us on vacation, simple.
I only post on here to show appreciation for this software as I’ve used quite a few others and this has to be one of the best, especially for the low learning curve. What ever style you desire, can be accomplished with this package.
One thing I really regret is not cleaning the windshield after the rain.
If you want to check out another one of ours with this style and inside jokes, it’s simply titled Durango. We’ve replayed this one at our home way too many times. Great memories for us.