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A 44-day trip gets deconstructed into 3 thematic one-minute videos (see the first above and the other two below).

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.

Photo + Video + Film


About The Author

Hal Amen

Hal Amen is a managing editor at Matador. His personal travel blog is WayWorded.

  • Joshua Johnson

    these videos are sent from heaven, they were crafted by a travel video GOD!

  • Nomadic Samuel

    Such awesome travel videos! 

  • TravelnLass

    Woa!  They may well have taken a terabyte of footage, but the resulting 3 minutes of eye candy is utterly divine!

  • Kat

    Yea man, this this is amazing. How did he log all that footage while on his trip!?

  • CG

    Awesome. Just awesome.

  • Nonose

    Him and his buddy have got some filming talent:3 They could probably land a career somewhere. Very nice.

  • Scissor Kix

    Brilliant footage and editing. Although it’s just too much of a teaser! I want to know more details about this journey. Why, where, when, how much, difficulties, inspirations, achievements, love, loss….I want it all! : )

    • Hal Amen

      second that, scissor

  • Garrett

    Gorgeous and well edited.

  • Raerae

    very nice.. =)

  • madjayhawk

    Eat and travel were just a bit too fast paced for me. Learn was great. All 3 are exceptionally well done.

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