I would like to introduce a new style of video I call SNAPSHOT FILMS. This new style of film is for bite-sized consumption and they are to showcase one aspect of a place or person I wasn’t able to highlight in my main travel film(s).
They are short, no more than three minutes long and contain a few helpful hints about the subject of the film. I hope to give an overview, a “snapshot” if you will, of something I think you’ll find interesting, beautiful, or fun.
In other words, they’re short, sweet, and informative.
I shoot a lot of video, probably more than you can imagine. I recently shot over 280GB of videos in Guatemala alone (check out why I went to Guatemala here). It took me TWO WEEKS to watch and catalog all of it. Does all of this footage end up in my final video? Impossible! That would be a 20-hour film! Is some of it still worth seeing and even helpful for my audience? Absolutely.
My first snapshot film is of a sunset at Dalawella Beach on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. It’s less than a minute long, but it gives you a few facts about the beach. Most importantly, it shows you the place in case you want to add or remove it from your Sri Lankan travel itinerary. This new video, filmed handheld in 4k on my Sony RX100V, was released on Monday, August 13, at 10am EST. Check it out below: