I am about to embark upon a big adventure. It involves cycling from the UK to Slovakia, then attempting to build a raft and float it to Romania. After this, the journey continues east through the ‘Stans’ by foot, bicycle, horse, or whatever means of natural transport I can find.
And I want to share videos about this adventure.
I have shared many pictures and words, but now I want to do more. If you have seen my videos, you will know that I understand how to edit a video in that I can make cuts and separate audio… however, you will also know that I don’t know how to edit video, in that I do not have an eye or vision for making beautiful videos.
As I travel, I will be using two cameras (Nikon D5100, GoPro HD Hero 2) and an audio recorder (Zoom H1) to collect footage and sounds from the world around me. I need YOU to help me shape this footage.
My intention is to use several video editors to make short (4-9 minute) videos every few weeks. I will upload the footage through a drop-box type program (regular mail is also an alternative) and allow the video editor to have free reign over what they produce. This means I have no control over audio or the story that is told. This will be up to YOU. You can do this from anywhere in the world.
What will you get? My footage to play with and my gratitude. Nothing more, nothing less.
I already have a couple of video editors who are interested in taking part in this project. If you are interested in taking part, please send me a message and include a link to one of your videos (or more if you like). The content of the video you send me isn’t important; all I want is people who are capable and willing to tell stories. In this way, I hope that we can make something fun. Also let me know roughly how long you think it would take you to edit the footage and when is good for you. I don’t like making too many plans and this won’t affect any decisions I make, but it’s good to get an idea of when people are available.
If you have any ideas on how I should focus my filming, please feel free to offer advice.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Let’s make something… [INSERT ADJECTIVE HERE].