Milan and My First Travel Video

Today, I want to share a little project I’ve been working on from a recent trip to Milan, Italy.

I’ve been wanting to make travel videos for a while now. In fact, when I talk to people about my blog, almost everyone tells me, “Yes, you must start making travel videos!”

These people say I have the face, the personality, and the right education to make them. So, why not?!

 

Here’s the answer…

I’m super awkward.

 

I want to make travel videos, but I get scared.

I always think I sound like a child. My mannerisms scream “Hello, I have no idea what I’m doing. Help!”

 

Can any of you relate?

 

When I tell these people that I “can’t make travel videos because I’m shy and awkward,” they laugh and say, “No, Cassidy, you are not at all!”

Sometimes, we are our own worst critics, aren’t we?

 

 

During my time in Milan, I had a few minutes of bravery and thought, “Why the heck not?”

I have a tripod, a nice camera, I know how to make films, and Milan is too beautiful not to film.

 

In those few moments of sheer bravery, I put together a short 40 second video to recap my trip. You can view it right here:

 

Cassidy’s Adventures – Milan, Italy

 

What do you think?! Should I make more?

 

In the future, I am planning to make more Video Travel Guides, instead of just little recap videos like this one. Do you think I should talk into the camera? Show more of myself? Less?

 

As always, thank you for reading my blog. I hope my 40 seconds of bravery can inspire you do try something new today!

Check back on Cassidy’s Adventures next week for fresh, new content!

15 Comments on “Milan and My First Travel Video”

  1. Well done, Cassidy! Especially loved the intro and the turtles (cool article in this morning’s TBT about turtles). Turtles reminded me this morning’s walk with Sadie to our lakes and seeing all the turtles doing the same. Only change would have been a voice-over of the foods, park, etc. Love to see these one a week if you have the time. Another extension of your creativity! Keep it up.

  2. I so loved the video. it’s so interesting to see different places. I probably may not visit these places, but through your video, I got a glimpse at least. thanks for the share.

    1. Yes, they are real turtles! Actually it’s a bit hard to see but there is a castle in the background of this shot and these are the castle gardens. The turtles are just happily soaking up the sun 🙂

  3. Great job, Cassidy! I’m super awkward, too, so I can relate, but I thought you did a wonderful job! Can’t wait to see more.

  4. I like that you keep it short and sweet though. Maybe incorporate some captions as to what the viewer are looking at otherwise 30 second-1 minute clips re perfect mini travel guides!

  5. Great job! I think a lot of people respond well to videos. I’ve recently started adding a video component to my work as well. Keep on doing these. They will only get better!

  6. I think the video is really cool, and its something I would want to do further down the line. I do think that perhaps some light, cool music to go with the video would work. If you watch lots of really successful bloggers/vloggers on YouTube they have some great, but soft music to make the video that much more exciting! Just a suggestion!

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