Tag Archives: Travel Videos

Top New Travel Videos: “A Day In Havana” Directed By Julio Palacio (2019)

Julio Palacio – Director, editor & DP
Taaneya Balaji – Compositing & Graphics

A Day In Havana Travel Film By Julio Palacio (2019)

This year, my talented friend asked me to work on his beautiful film set in Havana, Cuba. As described by Julio:

In mid-June, I had the opportunity to travel to Cuba for the first time. I knew enough about the revolution and the change Cuba had in the 50s, but I was not really sure what to expect. Many people said that going to Cuba was almost like traveling back in time, and in my experience that is the case, the architecture, the old American cars, the old melancholic music, among many other things, but Cuba is way more complicated than that. This is not a travel video, it is more of a lifestyle film that captures what I perceived to be the essence of Havana and its people; many of which have very contradicting feelings about their own country. When I came back to edit, I thought I wanted the film to be in black and white, to represent that feeling of the old Havana, the luxurious, glamorous city from the 50s, but being there and seeing all of the beautiful colors and understanding the culture and how much flavor they have, it did not feel right. After talking to a few filmmaker friends, and telling them about my experience there, we came to the conclusion that Cuba is in fact trapped in the past, but its people have so much hope for the future, so much drive to keep going, even in the face of many social problems.

A Day In Havana Travel Film By Julio Palacio (2019)

A better representation of this feeling was to have a mix of both B&W and Color, highlighting certain areas of the frame in B&W while keeping the beautiful colors of this amazing place. Having this mix plus the beautiful soundtrack reinforces that feeling of Nostalgia that possesses the city, and seeing the people go on with their daily lives, their faces, and how they keep moving forward, represents the hope that everyone I met there still has. This is “A Day in Havana”.

Website: https://taaneya-balaji.com/

Top New Travel Videos: “Back To Iceland” Directed By Erwin Olmos (2019)

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Erwin Olmos

Back To Iceland Travel Film Directed by Erwin Olmos 2019

Music : Everdream by Epic Soul Factory, Cesc Vilà & Fran Soto  and Witness by Oliver Michael

After been traveling these last months, I have finally started editing my footages and here is the first video. It is about my trip to that beautiful land called Iceland with Paz, Andy and Hector Jesus.Great memories, beautiful views and my first time camping.

Back To Iceland Travel Film Directed by Erwin Olmos 2019

Top New Travel Videos: “Wayag’s – Raja Ampat” Island Chain Directed By Michael Fletcher (2019)

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Michael Fletcher

Wayags - Raja Ampat Aerial Travel Film By Michael Fletcher 2019

Music by: Luke Richards (“It’s Happening”)
Whale Shark footage by: Oliver Oldroyd

Wayags - Raja Ampat Aerial Travel Film By Michael Fletcher 2019

Filmed whilst travelling on the M/V True North through the breathtakingly beautiful Wayag Island chain in the greater Raja Ampat region of West Papua.

Wayags - Raja Ampat Aerial Travel Film By Michael Fletcher 2019

Now a marine sanctuary, the Wayag’s are number one in marine biodiversity throughout the world. For this reason it is a mecca for marine biologists and recreational divers.

Wayags - Raja Ampat Aerial Travel Film By Michael Fletcher 2019

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Fletcher-Visuals-322799744798520/

Top New Travel Videos: “The Rhythm Of Mumbai” By Dennis Schmelz (2019)

Filmed and Directed by: Dennis Schmelz

The Rhythm of Mumbai - A Vibrant Megacity in India Directed by Dennis Schmelz 2019

Edited by: Tabo Hartog

The Rhythm of Mumbai - A Vibrant Megacity in India Directed by Dennis Schmelz 2019

Welcome to India: Bombay, now known as Mumbai, is home of over 12 million people. It is a thriving cosmopolitan, multi-cultural city and the heart of the Bollywood film industry. I visited this stunning metropolis in March 2018 for a commercial project and was able to capture also some B-Roll of the city life.

The Rhythm of Mumbai - A Vibrant Megacity in India Directed by Dennis Schmelz 2019

Website: https://dennisschmelz.de/index.php

Top New Travel Videos: “Lyon Moves” Directed By Alex Soloviev (2019)

“Only Lyon. This is city has it’s own charm, the history, and everything in between. When you’re there you can literally feel homelike. Less timelapses are there to get the touch of everyday city life.”

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Alex Soloviev

Lyon Moves Travel Movie Directed by Alex Soloviev 2019

Music by: Borrtex

Lyon Moves Travel Movie Directed by Alex Soloviev 2019

Website: https://www.facebook.com/alexaafilm

New Aerial Travel Film “Budapest” Is A Gorgeous Collaboration Between Musician Havasi And Filmmaker Andrew Efimov

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Andrew Efimov

Music by: Havasi
Produced by: Timelab
Drone Pilot: Andrey Rodin
Color Correction & Grading: Yaroslav Kuryanovich
Sound Design : Anton Semenov
Design: Alexandra Geletey

Budapest Aerial Travel Film Directed by Andrew Efimov 2019

 

“This new image-based video clip about Budapest is the result of an international collaboration between the Russian TimeLab video studio and the world-famous Hungarian musician, Havasi. In the video we see sleepy Budapest trams crossing the Széchenyi chain bridge.. dawn over the Danube River.. the majestic layout of the city from a bird’s eye view… the glittering lights of Budapest by night… and the sunset over St Stephen’s Basilica… and all this juxtaposed with the astounding music of Havasi.

The music in the clip is Havasi’s track ‘Golden Eagle’. It catches the special atmosphere, the amazing feeling of flight – and the underlying nobility of the city.

Budapest Aerial Travel Film Directed by Andrew Efimov 2019

 

The project isn’t their first collaboration with the Russian team. Last year, the Hungarians viewed a film Timelab had made about winter in St Petersburg – and suggested using the footage in one of their clips. This is how their Houdini’s Dream project came about.

Our video team were extremely impressed with Budapest – it’s a phenomenal city. It’s soaked up the best of many of Europe’s greatest cities. Look closely at the architecture, and you find something of everything – a little bit of Paris, a bit of St Petersburg, snippets of London… What really blew us away was the Chain Bridge over the Danube – it’s an iconic symbol of the city. There are no restrictions on filming with drones in Budapest, The Hungarian state authorities and city administration are very laid-back about all that, and want to share what they have with tourists. It meant we had complete creative freedom.”

Budapest Aerial Travel Film Directed by Andrew Efimov 2019

Website: https://timelab.pro/budapest

Top New Travel Videos: “Starlight – Deserts Of Chile” By Adrien Mauduit

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Adrien Mauduit

Ever since I started astrophotography I’ve waited to visit the dark skies of Chile. I took advantage of the total solar eclipse of July 2nd to give me a ‘good excuse’ to go there and shoot astrolapses as well. For a bit more than two weeks, Alyn Wallace and I roamed about some of the driest areas and darkest skies on the planet. This short films tells the tale of an otherworldly experience filled with many challenges and stunning scenery throughout the deserts of the South-American country.

Starlight - Deserts of Chile Directed by Adrien Mauduit 2019

Chile is unlike any other places on our beautiful planet. The climate there is very strange, especially coming from northern Europe. While the southern part of the country is colder and more humid, the northern part offers some of the sunniest and driest places thanks to the Andes blocking most of the clouds. The high plateaus (Altiplano) actually extends for miles from South to North and even in the winter time, the astrophotography possibilities are almost endless and seemingly easy to come by. During our two weeks around La Serena and Atacama, Alyn and I have almost not seen a single cloud or a major gust of wind. Moreover, despite the growing light pollution around the arid plains, the night remains one of the best on Earth. There, the nigh it is quite long (from 6:30PM till 6AM), and the air is thin and pure to allow less scattering and a clearer view on the stars. So theoretically it was possible to shoot every night.

Starlight - Deserts of Chile Directed by Adrien Mauduit 2019

Website: https://www.nightlightsfilms.com/