One of my all-time favourite pass times is to sit and chill watching beautifully shot Vimeo travel videos. The sweeping drone shots and crystal clear slow motion gets my creative senses firing and makes we want to pack a bag and head out into the world.
I dream of being able to produce my own travel films to the same quality and find myself watching endless YouTube tutorials on how to colour grade and edit different types of footage using various filmmaking tools, that I can’t yet afford.
I wanted to help you guys find the same fire and passion I get when I watch these amazing films, so I thought I’d share a few of my favourites right here! Grab yourself a coffee, wrap up in a snuggly blanket and prepare to have your eyeballs pleasured by the cinematic masterpieces that are these travel shorts.
Foothills: The Unlinked Heritage of Snowboarding
I can’t deny my love of snowboarding, how many more times can I express it to you? But if you are like me and have a deep passion and understanding of Snowboarding, then you’ll love this short documentary by outdoor clothing giants, Patagonia. Not only is it perfectly shot, but it’s also gripping and interesting to watch! Learn all about how the Turkish invented one of the earliest forms of snowboarding and their struggle to keep the craft alive in a new generation of snow lovers.
Middle of Somewhere
Follow this group of pro snowboarders as they enjoy some freestyle slope riding in the backcountry of Canada’s BC. This short film is produced by another outdoor clothing and equipment mogul, The North Face and is perfect if you’re looking for snowboarding inspo from around the world.
Discovering the Mentawais
This fascinating documentary, courtesy of one of my favourite brands, GoPro, is a beautiful incite into some of the lesser known cultures of our world. Filled with lots of stunning GoPro shots and an intriguing story throughout, it’ll make you want to explore some of the farthest corners of the globe!
High Altitude Lines. A Yeti Tribe Story
Follow Yeti Cycles on a truly breathtaking fishing expedition in San Juan High Country. You may even be inspired to pick up a rod and head to your nearest lake for a spot of fishing for yourself! Or you’ll just have the unyielding desire to head to San Juan, you know, either or.
This Is Home
Another cycling brand, Shimano, creates a wonderful and heart warming docu-short featuring Casey Brown. She explains her love for her home and her dreams, aspirations and how they have changed over the course of her life.
The Tales of Vienna
I LOVE the videos that Seeking Nirvana create. Not only do they inspire my love of travel, snow sports and filmmaking, but their style is so entertaining to watch! With a little bit of Wes Anderson flair, these guys have got story telling down to an absolute art form!
So? On a scale of 1 to ‘already packed my bags and have one foot out of the door‘, how inspired do you feel now! Seen an amazing travel video that you think is the most inspiring thing since sliced bread? Let me know in the comments below so I can enjoy it’s magnificence!