If we were having coffee, I’d comment first on the weather. It was a beautiful week! Sunshine, morning fog, crisp Autumn air… it doesn’t get much better than this. I live for this time of year. Summer is too hot, winter too long, but fall? The best.
Inspired by the weather, I was able to get outside for some early morning walks. Inspired by the foliage, I pieced together this video. I’m no professional when it comes to videography, but I sure do enjoy experimenting. It’s amazing what you can do with an iPhone!
Traveling alone is, in many ways, a liberating adventure… but like anything, it’s got it’s challenges. Being able to come and go as you please is a blessing, but what is the point of experiencing beautiful places if you without someone to share it with?
Encouraged by my L’Abri tutor and several friends, I took footage throughout my month-long journey aiming to make a video. Doing so helped me through the loneliness that can come with solo travel by giving me a way to bring others into my adventures. As I travelled, the thought of making this video really did help me during the rough days. Instead of feeling sad and mopey about being alone, I was so focused on and excited about capturing my experiences in a creative way that negativity was driven from my mind. The idea kept me going. Continue reading
Over the past few months, I’ve been growing a great deal artistically. Being around creative people rubs off on you in amazing ways. I’ve loved having the freedom to explore new mediums in addition to the ones I tend to favor. I’ve spent time sketching, painting, and even singing. It’s brought me so much life!
When my friends and I went to the Lakes District last week, I decided to tackle a new medium: videography. Throughout the trip, I examined the world with an artistic eye and captured footage of things I found beautiful with my iPhone. On the six hour Megabus trip home, I put the skills I picked up in my Visual Journalism class to good use.
This is the result. I hope you enjoy!