Take your film and storytelling skills to the next level.
Travel filmmaking is about more than finding the best story. From having the right gear to creating an emotional connection, every aspect of the shoto is vital in producing quality content. Professional filmmaker Brian Rapsey shares his tips on creating intriguing stories and making great documentary films.
Finding your voice and prioritising premise.
Settings and set-up, knowing your equipment.
Often taken for granted, this can make or break a film.
Setting the tone and phrasing your interview questions.
Forming genuine connections and finding your tone.
Varying your shots to allow for stylistic editing choices.
My style is defined more by how I go about projects. I try to marry a visual style with a story or script. When shooting travel films my approach has a lot to do with skills I learned when trying to be a documentary photographer - always being ready, working quickly, and having sharp reflexes.
We sit down with Travel Film Scholarship mentor and professional filmmaker Brian Rapsey to discuss the lifestyle, industry and how he first started out.
Travel Film Scholarship mentor and professional filmmaker Brian Rapsey shares advice from his years in the field, from working with a premise to building rapport in interviews.