Thomas Reissmann, globe-trotting professional videographer, initially studied Tourism Management in the UK and Australia. He then spent some years working in the tourism industry as a marketing executive, traveling to South America, New Zealand and the UK. He finally found his passion about 10 years ago, when he started producing promotional videos for tourism companies. That’s when he realized he could go freelance and use videos to finance dream vacations - and he quit his day job.
Since then, Tom lived a few years in Australia traveling and producing travel videos, and spent months getting paid to film the wildlife in Tanzania and Kenya and hike Kilimanjaro. Today, he travels the continent of Europe with a luxury Mobile Home and shoots videos in the summer. He then goes to his home in the Canary Islands, where it’s warm and sunny all year round, to edit all his footage and spend his evenings and weekends surfing. And that’s when he isn’t leading overseas expeditions and workshops for Great Escape Publishing.
In his own words:
Hate: City traffic, cold and rainy days, bureaucracy, old cars that keep breaking down. Best adventure: Getting lost in the Amazon - for 21 days! I’m happiest when: Catching a wave on my surf board. My tip: If you do what you love, you will never have to work a day in your life. Best thing I ever did:: Quit my job and start earning my own money with travel videos.
There’s a huge opportunity awaiting someone like you, and you can start it from where you are right now: earning with video. Even if you think you live in a boring, unremarkable area, I can guarantee there are dozens of openings for a budding videographer… And all you need to avail of the opportunities at […]
One of the questions I’m asked most by people starting out with earning from videos is: “Where can I get free music for my videos?” Here’s the answer… The In-Built Editing Feature on Your Phone When you use the video editor that comes with your phone it automatically adds music and titles to your video […]
If you’re a keen photographer, you know that your DSLR or Micro Four Thirds camera shoots stunning video. And even if you only ever take snaps with your smartphone, you probably know it can shoot great video too. But did you know how easy it can be to make money from videos? You might think […]
Hi, everyone, I’m Tom and I’m the author of Travel Videos For Profit.I’m here today to give you some tips on how to use your smartphone to shoot better video. There are some simple little tricks that you can use that will just drastically improve the quality of your videos. Video Transcription: So the first […]
Once you have a video to show prospective clients, you can start getting paid. I have sample letters and tips for getting into these places in my program. But here’s a quick rundown of the best spots to get paid for your travel videos… Sell them as stock In my experience, depending on how much […]
Most businesses have a Facebook page. And most want short videos to put on it. This could be the start to your videography business. These short videos are very easy to create with a few simple tricks. You simply turn up with your smartphone, film for an hour, edit the video down to about a […]
I enjoy interacting with my students who find me on Facebook after they have bought Travel Videos for Profit. And I’m usually more than happy to answer questions and even critique videos for people. For today, here are the answers to some of the most common questions I receive from those thinking about breaking into […]
Tom Reissmann here today. I hope you’ve enjoyed my smartphone video tips this week and seen how easy and fun it can be to begin filming on your phone. If you missed my earlier lessons, you can find them here: 1. Day 1 – Film your first clip 2. Day 2 – Tell a story […]
Have you noticed how ubiquitous the use of video has become? It’s everywhere… from Facebook and Instagram to individual websites, your Google searches, even news sites and, naturally, YouTube. The reason for this explosion of moving images is twofold: 1. Increased internet and mobile data speeds have made video more accessible… 2. People love stories, […]
You probably already know your smartphone shoots video… and maybe you even own a DSLR or Micro Four Thirds camera that can shoot video… but you never looked into creating videos for income the same way you looked into photography. Maybe you think videos are way too hard or too much of a learning curve… […]