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 […]
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.
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… […]
I had always wanted to visit Fraser Island in Queensland, Australia. It’s a beautiful tropical island with miles of stunning shoreline, gorgeous green lakes surrounded by white-sand beaches, rainforest areas, natural rock pool formations, and even a shipwreck. Since I was living in Melbourne, a three-hour plane ride away, I contacted several tour and resort […]
I recently landed a job with three tour companies to explore the National Parks of the United States and capture footage in short travel videos. Knowing the road would become my home for the next three months, I bought an inexpensive RV (to save on accommodation costs) and set out on my journey driving south […]
When I say “travel videographer”, you probably start thinking about travel to faraway places. And while traveling abroad might be your ultimate goal, you should know that there’s beauty, culture, and more business opportunities than one person can take on right at your doorstep. I’ve lived in several countries in the world including England, Germany, […]
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 […]
Companies want to sell more travel packages… and when it comes to creating commercial tourism videos, there’s one thing they’re looking for: emotion. They want videos that evoke emotions in their potential clients — emotions that make them yearn for a certain destination or a particular experience. This is great news if you’re a budding […]