By: Walt Laineenkare
At times you may find yourself feeling so overwhelmed by choosing the subject of your film, it paralyzes your progress.
In case you’re stuck looking for a great documentary idea, I’ll let you in on a little secret: the easiest documentary you’ll ever make is a TRAVEL documentary.
Traveling has been dear to me for quite some time.
Like many filmmakers and journalists, I observe the world with childlike awe. I want to see and experience as much as I can, while I still can! I believe that childlike wonderment is a tool with which we can change the world.
I am of Finnish origin, but reside in Utah, USA. Last year I got to spend a month in India and I’ve visited Egypt four times for diving in the Red Sea. Before Utah I lived in Kansas for a student exchange to enrich my college experience. And travels within Europe are sort of a given when you grow up there.
My list is not nearly as impressive as some travel bloggers of the web, who visit 200+ countries before their 30’s. But not once as an adult have I traveled for the sake of travel. I’ve always had an agenda. Lately that agenda has been clear: gathering video footage for all kinds of projects, making mini-documentaries for YouTube, to practice my documentary skills!
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