Earlier this year, a three-man crew hit the road to visit 11 countries and capture “almost a terabyte” of video footage.
After what must have been a marathon editing session, they wound up with the videos below, each ~60 seconds long and focusing on a theme that defined their travels (and, really, all travel): MOVE, LEARN, and EAT.
Each features a different style of storytelling, with MOVE composed of clips spliced together at an almost seizure-inducing frame rate. EAT starts out with split-screen closeups of food, then shifts to closeups of the act of eating itself.
But LEARN was my favorite — this is where the real narrative is. These guys weren’t flying around for the passport stamps or the mission of making a few pretty videos. In LEARN, I sense a genuine desire to connect with people and culture — which is where all the best travel stories start.
Plus, I think I’ve climbed that wall in Railay.
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Hal Amen is a managing editor at Matador. His personal travel blog is WayWorded.
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