Resources

how to make

a vlog

Editing any video is not about the mechanics of how an editing program works. You can learn that in any 1-hour YouTube instructional video. Editing a video is about telling a story. Every new video clip that comes after the previous one, has to add to the story you’d like to tell. Sometimes I write down a story and then start creating the video, this is the easiest way. However, most of the time I just end up with a bunch of random video clips and I have to try to somehow make an appealing story out of that.

What do

I work with

I work with Final Cut Pro X. Most YouTubers either work with Final Cut Pro X or with Adobe Premiere. I’ve worked with both. These two edit programs can do the same thing. The main difference I find is that Final Cut Pro X is more user friendly and much easier to learn, however, if you are into heavy color grading, something filmmakers do but YouTubers not much as it just takes too much time for what you get back for it, but if you do need this, than Adobe Premiere is better for that. I will explain the whole process of how “I MAKE A VIDEO” in Final Cut Pro X, and I will refer you to a video that explains how the mechanics of Adobe Premiere work so that you can make the same video in Adobe Premiere if you want.

For more than 3 years I’ve been daily editing videos and it’s been one long learning process. Even though I believe that these days all information you need is available for free on the internet, when I started out making videos, the only thing I wanted was to work together with a big YouTuber and see how he makes videos so that I could learn from that and create my own style. This never happened in the beginning because nobody wanted to show me around as I was not interesting for them. After my channel grew over 50.000 followers I started to meet many other YouTubers and do collaborations with them. I already had developed my own style, but seeing how other YouTubers worked by filming a video together and seeing how they edited their video, always opened up my eyes for new ways of working and changed my own style a little. Also, personally, I just like to know how others work to save myself time of trying things that they already know doesn’t work.

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At this moment I edited and posted more than 300 videos in over 3 years which led up to around 100.000 followers and I will share what I learned with you.

But why would I share all my knowledge that brought me to my success with you?

Should I not keep this to myself?

In a sport you are competing against another sportsman to win a prize. Knowledge of another sportsman might make you better than him, which is dangerous because you might be able to win the price instead of him. Video creating does not resemble sports culture. You will never make the exact same videos as I do as you grew up with different life experiences. And even though perhaps you might copy my style in the beginning, eventually you will develop your own style. Also, because you are a different person than I am, there is a different audience waiting for you.

My filming

gear

What gear do I use and what gear should you buy? Below you see 3 sets of gear. I personally own the YouTuber Semi-Professional set. But, many of my videos are made only with the YouTuber starter set. In the YouTuber Professional set I added gear of other YouTubers I’ve worked with and if money was no issue, I would love to buy.
Which gear should you buy? The answer is easy. You really only need the YouTuber starter set to make a successful travel video. But once you get more experienced and want to add just that tiny bit of extra quality, or you want to look more professional because your gear is bigger (sometimes necessary to get sponsorships), then you should upgrade to one of the other sets.

KIT

All you need to make amazing Travel Videos – I promise you that if you cannot make an amazing quality Vlog with this equipment, than it is because you need to learn more skills.

KIT

All you need to make amazing Travel Videos – I promise you that if you cannot make an amazing quality Vlog with this equipment, than it is because you need to learn more skills.

KIT

All you need to make amazing Travel Videos – I promise you that if you cannot make an amazing quality Vlog with this equipment, than it is because you need to learn more skills.

Merchandise

The logo resembles freedom and rebellion. Not because of travel, but because in 2017 I made the choice to not conform according to the rules of society anymore. I've been living on the road ever since. I'd like my logo to daily remind you to make choices that feel like freedom to you!