Second Guessing Myself
I need to be quieter on social media and even quieter about being quiet. Ha. I need to stay confident and consistent with my new nomad life. Stop making grand announcements and starting projects I don’t complete. I think there’s a balance to find.
It’s an incredibly long story that started about two years ago
Part of the reason why I started cutting expenses and going minimalist
Minimalism was a method to cure my problems
I’m working as hard as I can to fix the situation but it’s still hard to sleep at night
I’m tired of waiting for the YouTube Membership feature so I’m officially announcing my Patreon page
I’m going to be posting all of my old videos and uploading editing breakdown videos.
Doing Q&As live on there
Any help is insanely appreciated
I love India and want strengthen our relationship
If you support her and her work, I see it and really appreciate that
That’s all I want to share on the topic
Work and outreach
For anyone paying attention, it has been pretty apparent that things have been tough for me these past two years
I’m done waiting for things to get better, I need to get up and make changes happen myself
Instagram post by Drock - https://www.instagram.com/p/BvB6DuyHYan/
Making the effort to reach out to friends
Sitting down with people and talking is so helpful for me
Planning shoots and projects
Doing more to send emails to brands I want to work with and re-connecting with those I already did
Travel film productions
Do I want to schedule formal travel film trips?
Hire someone to travel with me like Brett Conti?
Sponsor-based or on my own
Seems like a great fit for travel couples similar to shooting wedding films
I need to be okay with being alone. I need to maintain a calmness and intentionality. Tim Kellner is my biggest inspiration. He travels around but is quiet about where he is or going. He seems to be alone and able to work/travel solo but still has friends. He barely posts to Instagram, YouTube and Twitter but when he does they are always high quality and intentional posts.
Spontaneous trips vs planned
I’m having a lot of trouble going on spontaneous trips. I never have a plan when I visit a place and that might be what’s wrong with my process. Something is wrong at the moment.
I’m starting to think that living out a backpack is stupid. I should just be able to live minimally in LA or NYC or Colorado and have a light filmmaking gear kit for when I do travel.
Ask for travel advice abroad and from locals
Meet up with anyone local or visiting
Invite any filmmakers to come visit and collaborate on projects
What future am I promising members if they follow me and join my community?
A life with intention
Control your path
Travel the world
Be your own boss
Grow your business
Grow as an individual
Set clear expectations to audience
Share your creative process
Promote those who inspire you
Started a business
Promote that business
Get rid of anything you don’t need
Eliminate distractions and expenses
Simplify your creation process
I don’t have the answers but I’m willing to share my journey to make this a reality
I would like to help other people do what I’m doing
Follow my journey
Add value to the community
Contribute to discussions
Share helpful advice
Share your experiences
Leaders inspire, teach and share opportunities
Empower leaders within the community
Identify their expertise and celebrate their leadership
Give them value in the form of recognition and status among the community
Trip to Bali
Single Travel Film on YouTube
A few photo posts
Daily Instagram photo and video stories
Didn’t have many expectations for the trip
I’m starting to get different feelings about travel filmmaking.
The more I get into something the less interesting it is to do it but more interesting to share how
This is exactly what happened with Weddings and why I stopped
Should I hire someone online to reach out to companies for me?
Advice from Tim Ferris 4 hour work week
Is this just for travel filmmaking or can I implement this in other areas?
The same story delivered in different ways and in different sizes
Different sized version of media do different things and attract different people
Amount of filming compressed into packages
YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and podcast
Every major city has an amazing spot to run. It’s tough to shoot a video about running though. As I travel I want to always go for runs to feel like a local and stay fit. Eventually I’d like it to become an even bigger part of my travels. Ever since reading the “Why I Run” book I have dreamt of living in different places and just running, eating, drinking and doing something creative.
Podcast interviews with other creators
What is the best way to interview creators?
Make tutorials for other people
Want to put them on YouTube
Zhiyun Weebill Lab
Warm vs cold locations
Clothing switch up
Get motorcycle license
Get FAA 107 certification
$18 Cup of Coffee vs $2 Batch Brew - Best Coffee in Brooklyn
Brooklyn Coffee Tour
How can I make it interesting?
Drone shots of locations
Shot in a hosted kind of way?
Need someone to assist filming the entire day
Test the extraction lab’s $18 coffee
Parlour Coffee Roasters
City of Saints
Zhiyun Weebill Lab Gimbal Review
Get the base plate and setup perfected
Get someone to spend the day going around New York City testing footage
Insta360 Camera Review
Possibly go on a motorbike, water ski or Colorado ski trip?
Digital Nomad Minimalism
Read digital minimalist book
Do some good research on the topic
What do I want to say with this video?
Bali Travel Film
Two weeks of traveling around Bali into one single travel vlog
Just a chronological account of what I’ve been up to
Wedding Film School
Behind the scenes of other filmmakers
Booking my own weddings to slowly get back into the game
Want to take things slow and give it the effort it deserves