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8 Tips To Become A Travel Filmmaker: How To Up Your Game

9/09/2016 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

Travel filmmaking is a profession that is in equal parts immensely satisfying and ridiculously challenging. And with unprecedented access to high quality camera equipment, more and more travellers are discovering that travel filmmaking is more than a pipe dream, and is a tangible career path.

8 Tips To Become A Travel Filmmaker
WhereNext's Creative Director, Gregg Blakeney

But what separates those who shoot high-quality travel videos vs those who can generate sustainable income from the art?

World Nomads asked one of their premium travel storytelling content teams, WhereNext, to give us a deep insight into their process. In this series, they follow WhereNext's Creative Director, Gregg Blakeney, as he details the challenges and triumphs of operating a creative visual storytelling agency.

  1. Go Travel
  2. Tell stories about your travels
  3. Find an outlet for our stories

Part Two - Upping Your Game

In part two of our 'Becoming A Travel Filmmaker' series with Gregg Blakeney from WhereNext, we take a look at what you need to do to step up your game as a travel filmmaker.

There are a few things that separates entry level filmmakers from those who live and breathe the craft, and with Gregg's five main takeaway tips, you'll get insight into what it takes to get your skills to the next level.


  1. Surrender yourself to this profession
  2. Learn how to #feelsomething
  3. Become fit
  4. Look to other professions for inspiration
  5. Be a salesman

Part Three - Gear Breakdown

Part three of our 'Becoming A Travel Filmmaker' series with Gregg Blakeney from WhereNext, is for the gear nerds.

Gregg shows us how his team approaches their gear selection when going on a shoot, and details the importance of having sound thinking around the environment, story and technical requirements, and how this should inform your gear choices.

He discusses audio gear, choosing the right camera formats and accessories and also gives us a series of tips and tricks to get around various challenges in the field.

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