Behind the Adventure – How to make cool travel videos

Behind the Adventure – How to make cool travel videos

Making cool travel videos isn’t always easy. For us it involves carrying a lot equipment around. Stabilization with a glidecam, aerials with a drone and some fancy motorized time-lapse gear are the tools we rely on to capture our adventures.

For more information on how we make our videos check out the accompanying blog that we wrote: http://www.stokedforsaturday.com/2016/01/making-cool-adventure-videos-our-gear-list/

We put together this video because many subscribers requested it. We hope you enjoy it and if you have any specific questions make sure to leave them in the comments below and we will answer 🙂

The blog has our full gear list with links but here are some of the major items:

Camera/Lenses/Accesories:
Canon G7x http://amzn.to/1S0sMff
Canon 5D Mark III Camera http://amzn.to/1NgAPxW
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 Lens http://amzn.to/1OBhMjO
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L Lens http://amzn.to/1Jd681Y
Canon 70-200mm f/4 Lens http://amzn.to/1V2hy9b
HOYA PRO1 82mm UV Filter http://amzn.to/1ZwGLdc
B+W 82mm XS-Pro Polarizer http://amzn.to/1JVeATF
Rode VideoMic PRO http://amzn.to/2wMKOQ7
Benro Travel Angel II Tripod http://amzn.to/2wfGzbe
Peak Design CapturePRO Camera Clip http://amzn.to/1U7tOoO
GoPro HERO4 Black http://amzn.to/1RPyeTS
Joby GP8-BHEN GorillaPod http://amzn.to/1Pm3zqk
DJI Phantom 2 with 3-Axis Zenmuse H3-3D Gimbal http://amzn.to/1OsxrnL (Latest version Phantom 4 http://amzn.to/2jXeWCb)

Stabilization:
Glidecam HD-2000 Stabilizer http://amzn.to/1U7CfAr
Feiyu-Tech Wearable 3-axis gimbal http://amzn.to/1Pmi2mg

Time-lapse:
Dynamic Perceptions – Stage One http://bit.ly/1S0sSn4
Emotimo TB3 motion controller http://bit.ly/spectrumST4
Remote Timer/Intervalometer http://bit.ly/timerremote

Music: Tim McMorris – Cross it Slow

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50 Comments

  1. Warring Alice on December 4, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Killer and killer

  2. Veni Vidi Amavi on December 4, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    *Tip #1: get money Tip #2: get nice tripod Tip #3: do a nice tripod shuffle dance to minimize bobbing* great video guys! 🙂

  3. Trailer Yacht on December 4, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Just had your channel pop up in my YouTube feed – WHERE HAVE YOU TWO BEEN HIDING ALL MY LIFE ? Great video, GREAT channel – thank you so much for making these videos – I’m on a massive binge-watch.

  4. skyline media on December 4, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Nice tks bro

  5. Tim Newis on December 4, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    I appreciate this is quite an old post, just came across you guys and yes: roger that "Making cool travel videos isn’t always easy.’ even working on a shoestring. Since this is a VERY new venture for us I went for the OSMO Mobile and an old iPhone 6Plus and a SONY ActionCam which gives me ‘options’, plus a MAVIC PRO which is awesome but quite honestly I didn’t use much on our latest 5wk trip to Thailand 🙁 Time will tell, I’m currently in post edit and have a long way to go…!!!

    Anyway, the reason for the comment was just to say thx, now I need to go watch some of your other vids to get some tips, thanks again, great work.

  6. Sam Adventures on December 4, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Amazing but for me its to expensive😀😀

  7. Red J Russet on December 4, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    How do you even begin to learn how to use all this? Pretty soon I’ll be traveling quite a bit so I know I’ll be videoing a lot. I also travel alone usually. But how do I teach myself to use all of this?

  8. Noah Wallace on December 4, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    So cool. Really enjoyed your video.. Drone footage was dope. Love if you could check out my first travel video and give me a comment.
    https://youtu.be/gdtpAzfFApI

  9. paul on December 4, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    that last fist bump hurt me

  10. mada maso on December 4, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    A new adventure blogger of Philippines is here, please support my channel to see the amazing places in Philippines

  11. Jsingle1922 on December 4, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Hey guys. Looking for a one body one lense setup. Currently using NX300. Don’t laugh it’s paid for. But looking for a significant upgrade. Things I care about. $$, weight, in body stabilization, water resistance. Any suggestions would be great. Just as reference I carry a gopro 5. But want somthing for the really pretty stuff. Thank you!

  12. Cameron Phin on December 4, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Amazing adventure. Spectacular landscapes, awesome video. I love to travel with you guys one day ,,lol . that just my dream . Thank you for sharing your video.

  13. Kamchatka International on December 4, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Thanks! Cool video!

  14. Joy Crossett on December 4, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Excellent footage! The place amazing

  15. 캐나다 아빠Living Korea on December 4, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Looks like an incredible vlog. Thanks cor sharing. I subbed. Love and supoprt bro from South Korea

  16. Sierra Tough on December 4, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Nice video! Love the info

  17. Lesther Ruiz on December 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    It’s a bit depressing I don’t want to carry so much crap when I go around. I have seen people with a lot less gear getting cool results and with tons of followers, but thanks for the info. It seems like a fulltime job.

  18. Eric Stadler on December 4, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Just found you guys thanks so much for taking the time to make these videos!

  19. Rob Friedl on December 4, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    This is so cool. And useful, so thanks!

  20. Raj HarI on December 4, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    I’m new in this video and camera things ,
    I have one question ,while making video in drone how did to set camera taking video of your instead of rotating here and there ?

  21. runbei on December 4, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Very enjoyable and revealing! Thank you – I learned something useful today, several things actually.

  22. TechieWoodsman on December 4, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Amazing job and extremely professional. Amazing what the dslrs are capable of now. If you had to choose a budget camera and mount system for someone new to videography, what would you recommend?

    I have a few different cheap camera options including phones, older Sony point and shoot and a cheap 4k action cam, but would love to be able to get some better shots when climbing and hiking.

  23. Justine Myers on December 4, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Where can i buy the monopod you guys used for the go pro? The one that doesnt move even if you move alot?

  24. Nilesh Baviskar on December 4, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Very good truly helpful

  25. Vanessa Adelman on December 4, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    I LOVE YOUR VIDEOS!! I make videos like your adventure movies.:D We should work together somewhow!? Maybe shoutouts?

  26. Pete R on December 4, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Have you switched to an electronic gimbal for your DSLR yet? I imagine it would be so much less weight and space. I’m looking into one. By the way, that orange backpack looks like you could fit a body in it!

  27. Frisian Sybe on December 4, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Wow for the amount of money you spend on the equipment you can make a world travel. But thanks for the advice and tips.

  28. Mission Outdoors on December 4, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Just found you guys. Awesome video! I mainly film hunting trips and adventures for youth and military veteran’s, but sure see a whole of things I can do better after watching this one! Thanks for the great video!

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  30. Amien Phillips on December 4, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Curious if you’ve moved to Osmo Pocket now?

  31. Rembrandt on December 4, 2019 at 6:16 pm
  32. Talal Piracha on December 4, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Beautiful work guys. Can I tag along with you guys on your next adventure :p

  33. Al I on December 4, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    OMg your pronounciation of placenames is terrible, you didn’t take your shoes off before entering a hut (bad etiquette as well-cultured backcountry NZ hut users know that only lazy people and tourists do this), you don’t carry a tent/emergency shelter for injuries or huts being full… And you carry unnecessary weight. I had to be a bit skeptical here haha but know it’s all in fun and games.

  34. Innecke Lerm on December 4, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    I really loved the video, looks super professional, those time lapse and drone footage though! I was wondering what stabiliser I could use for my Gopro? Or which ones I can get myself for both camera and GoPro?

  35. patchez explorations on December 4, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    we love going on adventures we have dogs that means more stuff

  36. GoPlaces-Cambodia on December 4, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Great, idea. I’ve learnt from yours a lot.

  37. Caserpier WC on December 4, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Buy expensive stuff
    Make good video?
    Wrong

  38. Shantinath Kumbhar on December 4, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    good job

  39. Trend circle Trend on December 4, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    🔥🔥🔥 owsome

  40. Jeff Pohlman on December 4, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    I love this video, I’ve watched it many times and keep coming back to it for inspiration. Please do more like it. And i love the "cross it slow" song. You’re living my dream. Hope to get there some day

  41. 7654321 1234567 on December 4, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Ppap

  42. 50 cent's Financial Advisor on December 4, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    for non wide angle/ zoom-able stuff, have you considered a high quality point and shoot like the Canon G7X mk2, or the G5X?

  43. Wandering Sole Images on December 4, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Some great tips and info there. Thank you! Greetings from British Columbia!

  44. marielhess on December 4, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Thanks for the tips I just got my stabilizer long time ago but i haven’t used it so i have to try it now 🙂

  45. Kristina Alexandra on December 4, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Wiw!! Thankyou so much

  46. Jeff Wohlt on December 4, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    Gopro 7black. Ease your loads!

  47. Let's Travel on December 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Great adventure:)Thank you.

  48. Dragan Daaju on December 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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    https://youtu.be/WCAXTjFzGqY

  49. iqbal zakaria on December 4, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Good information, awesome video and great couple. Love it

  50. Tabitha Trenary on December 4, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    A time-lapse of a time lapse? Brilliant!!!

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