Thank you Youjin! Glad you like the video and the photos!
To answer your questions:
How you deal with carrying on all of your filming equipment while you travel?
I am a light traveler so anything unnecessary, I would just leave it at home. That’s why I only have one pocket-sized camera, a Sony RX100 M1, in my pocket all the time. I also carry a small tripod around in my backpack just in case, but that’s all I have in terms for filming equipments. I have one extra battery, one extra SD card, a power bank, and that’s about it.
Any tips on choosing proper equipment for a journey?
I guess it depends on what kind of video you want to shoot and what is the purpose of it. For me, I would rather have a camera available at my disposal all the time, so that I can snap several little footages (usually from 5 to 10 seconds) for my video. I want to make a travel film for the purpose of helping myself memorize the whole experience a little better but I also want to live in the moment and enjoy the limited time I have with people I met, so the less equipments I have, the better.
Any tips on filming travelling?
First, I would watch several travel videos I found on Vimeo, asked myself what I like about them, what angles they shot on, what transition effect did they use, and why did it work etc. I simply observe and learn from the best.
Right before I embark on a journey that I like to film, I would pick a few songs that I think might go well with what I want to produce from either Free Music Archive or from The Music Bed, prepare a playlist and listen to them constantly throughout the trip. Think of it as a soundtrack of your travel. This helped me filter out songs that don’t match well with the aesthetics of that country and leave me with the good ones.
I then continue to capture little moments that I think might go well with what I have in mind, in different angles and varying durations (usually 5 - 10 seconds).
I hope this helps!