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A Walkthrough of How a Cinematic Travel Film was Shot and Edited

Where usually we can only sit in awe of a videographer's creation, this time you can learn exactly how it was done.

Aidin Robbins is filmmaker whose following is growing quickly, and for good reason. He's a fantastic storyteller, videographer, and video editor, creating shot travel films that are truly a joy to watch. From the first short Robbins created that happened to land in front of me, I've followed his channel, and this video could be invaluable to videographers.

Stuck in the Carolinas, Robbins decided to make a short travel film about the Blue Ridge Mountains where he lives. While saying the film is shot in "his own backyard" is fair to say, his backyard is a dream location for many. However, what makes this particular video special is the detailed behind the scenes he offers. Being able to watch how he approaches editing, sound, and storytelling is a rich vein of information that might play a hand in your future creations.

If you're not a videographer and have no interest in shooting or editing videos, then just take 5 minutes to watch the above short — it's worth the time.

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Alexander Petrenko's picture

"Cinematic film" like "photographic photo"?

Brian Albers's picture

‘Cinematic’ meaning expect a lot of physical camera movement (not just zooming in/out or tilt/pan), lots of time lapse, lots of drone footage, lots of gimbal action…

Pretty much how it’s done these days.

Best Drones For Kids's picture

Wow, Aidin Robbins has captured excellent aerial shots, so much depth in every single view. It's just amazing, I want to visit his backyard :D

Well, since because of Covid-19 we are working from home, It's been months since I'm thinking to travel to someplace close to mother nature and start a travel vlog. For this purpose which budget drone would you suggest getting started?

I just read a post for an affordable camera drone, and they suggest these 3 drones:

Holy Stone HS720
Ruko F11 Pro Drone 4k Quadcopter
Potensic D88 Foldable Drone

Although this post recommends Holy Stone HS720 as the best camera drone to get started, I am more inclined towards Ruko F11 Pro because it offers up to 1 hour of flying t time with a 4k camera for just $300.

Please share your opinion @Robert