I have always wanted to make travel videos. When I started working as a tourist guide in 1998 I had a little video camera which I filmed my tours with. Back then I didn’t know anything about editing. The video was basically what I shot and I had to make sure the video was rewound just far enough for the next shot to start where I wanted it to. All those videos are somewhere on VHS tapes in a cupboard at home. Somewhere I kinda lost the whole video thing and started enjoying photography and blogging. But as a blogger I started to feel like I’m falling further and further behind many other travel bloggers who started including more video on their social media platforms.
A few weeks ago we headed out to the Tsitsikamma for a day and I decided that it was time to give video a go again. Rather than go out and take photos all day, I took video clips on my DSLR camera and on returning downloaded a very easy to use video editing program. This week I finally had a chance to play around with it and once I started I couldn’t stop. I realise that with the DSLR obviously not having an anti-shake like a video camera has I should probably have used a tripod, but I live and learn. I must say that I was quite impressed with the end result. Obviously, I still have a lot to learn, but you can definitely be sure that you will be seeing a lot more video from me in future.
So here it is, my first video called A day in the Tsitsikamma. What do you think?