Travel Tuesday: Travel Vlogging
Tuesday 26th April was a day filled with talks about vlogging. A Travel Tuesday of note! First up was a morning interview to represent Travelstart on SABC 3’s Expresso Morning Show where I sat down with Thabiso and Leigh-Anne as we chatted on the topic of Travel Vlogging. Couple of hours later, I found myself back on air on Goodhope FM with Lunch with Leigh-Anne for the Trending Tuesday’s Travel segment and we continued the discussion.
Summary of what was covered on both shows
What’s the appeal about vlogging?
A Vlog or video log is a type of blogging where the medium takes the form of video which is uploaded to the web. A typical vlogger would regularly post videos to social media providing content for their audience.
The appeal these days in becoming a vlogger can therefore be attributed to this “content creation space” we find ourselves in and through great content, money can be made.
Can anyone start a vlog and what do you need?
The simple answer is, Yes!
As for equipment needed, it’s right in your pocket.
Vloggers make use of:
- Digital Camera
Then there’s software for editing of your video content, for example:
- Adobe Premiere Pro
- Final Cut
- Quik (smartphone)
What are important things to include in a good travel vlog?
A good travel vlog or any vlog for that matter should incorporate the following:
- Plan of Action (Plan what you want to shoot beforehand)
- Great Lighting & Sound
- Keep your audience engaged with amazing visuals (people, food, landscapes)
- Make use of POV (Point of View) footage
- Shoot long and short clips.
- Don’t shoot everything.
- Be unique, be yourself.
- Keep at it!
My top destinations to do a travel vlog in 2019
- South Africa
- Houston, Texas (50th Anniversary of the Lunar landing)
- Egypt – Great Pyramids of Giza
- Cuba – Havana
- Malta – Mediterranean Island Life
Vloggers of the week:
Chad Nathan aka GingerwithaGoPro
Richard Haubrich – Director of content at @instagram_SA
The brains behind one of the largest instagram communities in South Africa (@instagram_sa).