Making Films and Traveling the World: Five Steps to Living the Dream

It’s an idea that’s sat in the back of your mind for possibly years by now: traveling the world and doing what you love by creating films. How can it become a reality?

Peter Hutchinson and Toby Hart of Outsight Creations are two U.K.-based filmmakers who travel the world to make videos for their clients. As they explain in this quick five-step guide for Wex Photo Video, everyone has to start somewhere in the travel video business.

If you’re trying to get off the ground doing this kind of work, your first goals are going to be gathering up all the resources already available to you and creating a teaser film on your own expense. It’s the only way you can expect anyone else wanting to give you money for your services; they need to see a final product of what you’re capable of. After you pick up that first client, business can start to snowball if you play it right with networking and doing solid, professional work.

Check out the video above for all five steps for what has worked for Hutchinson and Hart. What are your own experiences in trying to do travel videos for a living? Give us your own tips in the comments below.

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Step 6 | Stay under radar to avoid local regulations :)

I have been travelling (18 months in Asia) and been hearing that there are a lot of content producers/instagram/facebook influencers trying and approaching almost all the local hotels in Asia ,they are seeming to get a little fed up with all the approaches.

These guys must have had a lucky break to get what they got in Bali.

However if you insist on doing this please get a business visa as it breaks the rules of a visior visa (for tourism purposes-no work allow is usually stamped on the visa in your passport)

You may get away with this in some places in Asia but go into Australia/New Zealand and immigration may get you and that will be a ban for many years even just to visit.

Also watch out for drone regulations I have been told fly one in Nepal and get caught told to leave the country and you do not get the drone back. Also other places have regulations in place, so please check. I was in Australia and someone wanted to fly a drone around a light house on the great ocean road. He was in no uncertain terms told NO. The guy look quite shocked but complied and did not fly the drone.

One last thing there was a French company (cannot find the name) posted on their Instagram page asking people not to contact them to grow their account or to do photographs/videos etc for them. It sounded like they were fed up with the approaches that are beibg made on a daily basis.