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Re: Good YouTube bushwalking channels ?

Postby headwerkn » Thu 09 Jun, 2022 1:40 pm

farefam wrote:I suspect that one of the reasons why people often put music as the soundtrack is because wind noise often makes it difficult to get good audio, especially on mountain tops. The trick is to find a selection of music that complements the vision. That or dub in some dialogue afterwards.


Exactly this. Getting good audio while bushwalking/up mountains is nigh on impossible most of the time. No one wants to listen to more than a second or two of a microphone crapping out in the wind.

farefam wrote:If you search on you tube you may find some of Matt Brain's excellent packrafting videos. The 6 rivers trip, Huskisson River and upper Jane River trip videos are especially good.


The film on the Vanishing Falls trip he did with John McClaine is awesome too.

Scotty's Gone Walkabout is probably my favourite Australian channel right now. Excellent production/cinematography, compelling stories, and I find the focus on bushcraft quite interesting, being quite removed from the type of walking we mostly do in Tasmania.

Rob Parsons has developed into a wonderful niche in Tasmanian bush history. Again, the storytelling is wonderfully compelling.
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Re: Good YouTube bushwalking channels ?

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Fri 10 Jun, 2022 10:08 am

This just went up the other day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAiGa-d4bfA
He goes to great length to not mention the location (even blurs the car GPS when doing the car shuffle haha) so I won't either, but it will be familiar to a few people on the forum.
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Re: Good YouTube bushwalking channels ?

Postby michael_p » Fri 10 Jun, 2022 4:03 pm

Walk_fat boy_walk wrote:He goes to great length to not mention the location (even blurs the car GPS when doing the car shuffle haha)

He does this on purpose. He has said in the past that he doesn't want inexperienced/unprepared people or the "instagram crowd" wandering off into the bush looking for where he has been. In his latest video he does say he is above the Capertee valley and the object in the background would be recognisable for a lot of people.

I, like probably many other bushwalkers, have been able to work out where he is in a number of his videos but there are also some of his videos where I haven't the slightest clue and that is OK with me.
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Re: Good YouTube bushwalking channels ?

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Fri 10 Jun, 2022 5:44 pm

michael_p wrote:
Walk_fat boy_walk wrote:He goes to great length to not mention the location (even blurs the car GPS when doing the car shuffle haha)

He does this on purpose. He has said in the past that he doesn't want inexperienced/unprepared people or the "instagram crowd" wandering off into the bush looking for where he has been. In his latest video he does say he is above the Capertee valley and the object in the background would be recognisable for a lot of people.

I, like probably many other bushwalkers, have been able to work out where he is in a number of his videos but there are also some of his videos where I haven't the slightest clue and that is OK with me.
Yeh I never said I disagreed with the rationale :). I'm particularly ok with said location (um, which isn't Capertee?) remaining unnamed on a reasonably well known YouTube channel, although that said i have no problem mentioning it on a dedicated bushwalking forum such as this

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Re: Good YouTube bushwalking channels ?

Postby Waratah67 » Thu 16 Jun, 2022 2:30 pm

Scotty's Gone Walkabout is probably my favourite Australian channel right now. Excellent production/cinematography, compelling stories, and I find the focus on bushcraft quite interesting, being quite removed from the type of walking we mostly do in Tasmania.


I agree Scotty makes nice videos, and seems like a lovely guy. I have gone off a bit as I feel he strays towards he overseas patron supporters a bit. His combo of semi-bushcraft-bushwalk, and choice of locations based around getting "wow" shots are often less than a few hundred metres from a car park! (well ones I can recognise, as he does a good job of protecting locations).

Some other channels I would recommend:

https://www.youtube.com/c/KateGrarock -awesome personality, excellent speaking skills, authentic bushwalking approach, highly accomplished walker, doesn't use drones

https://www.youtube.com/c/JoshCarrHikes - unique silent walking style, amazing location, accomplished walker, great details in show notes.
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Re: Good YouTube bushwalking channels ?

Postby michael_p » Thu 16 Jun, 2022 2:54 pm

If you like the non-talking video style then Swedwoods does some good videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/MyMethead/videos
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Re: Good YouTube bushwalking channels ?

Postby Baeng72 » Thu 16 Jun, 2022 3:53 pm

I'm interested in what makes a good video. I use the iPhone to record my trips and get a lot of footage.
I haven't done "b-roll" because I'd have to go back and setup the tripod/phone, walk-past, then go back and collect it. And that seems like a lot of work.
Although if it made for a good video, I'd do it.
But it often just seems to be guy walks past camera or whatever and not much about place guy is in.

I edit the *&%$#! out of the footage I might be guilty of using filming as a way to catch my breath and I'm not a specimen as they say.

In March, I did a walk from Harrietville up Bungalow, down Diamantina to camp at Blair's, then next day up Swindlers down Bon Accord camping at Ovens, then back to car early next morning.
Less than 48 hours the trip in total. Each day a short 10minute ish video.
I think it was alright-ish, but would like some tips on what works/doesn't.
I originally filmed/took photos to show my wife when I got back home, - so no thought about how it work as a story - but I've started editing them and uploading.
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Re: Good YouTube bushwalking channels ?

Postby Warin » Thu 16 Jun, 2022 4:21 pm

Baeng72 wrote:I haven't done "b-roll" because I'd have to go back and setup the tripod/phone, walk-past, then go back and collect it. And that seems like a lot of work.


+1

I have not tried this .. but I have thought of it..

Film your foot falls from, say, waste height... you get the terrain, a sound track and possibly some vegetation.

I think footfalls would make a nice background sound track...
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Re: Good YouTube bushwalking channels ?

Postby Baeng72 » Thu 16 Jun, 2022 4:38 pm

I just watched that video. In my mind it was better.
All the huffing n puffing dries out my throat and I'm hoarse by the end of the day!
End up spitting up phlegm too.
Need to go back and add a bit of Hollywood magic and re-record the voice or pay Rusty Crowe to do it.
Be a much better video. :)
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Re: Good YouTube bushwalking channels ?

Postby Baeng72 » Thu 16 Jun, 2022 4:39 pm

Warin wrote:
Baeng72 wrote:I haven't done "b-roll" because I'd have to go back and setup the tripod/phone, walk-past, then go back and collect it. And that seems like a lot of work.


+1

I have not tried this .. but I have thought of it..

Film your foot falls from, say, waste height... you get the terrain, a sound track and possibly some vegetation.

I think footfalls would make a nice background sound track...

Do you mean film while walking with camera held at waist height? Without stabilization it'd be ugly.
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Re: Good YouTube bushwalking channels ?

Postby north-north-west » Thu 16 Jun, 2022 6:42 pm

Warin wrote:Film your foot falls from, say, waste height...


From his backside? :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Good YouTube bushwalking channels ?

Postby Baeng72 » Thu 16 Jun, 2022 7:03 pm

So many opportunities for scatological jokes and suggestions about chancy luck there. :)
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Re: Good YouTube bushwalking channels ?

Postby Baeng72 » Tue 21 Jun, 2022 1:51 pm

A bit of b-roll. Where b is for shots from behind.
https://youtu.be/UvwPWRfCLws
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