How to Make a Bicycle Travel Video: 6 Expert Posts

February 13, 2013

In September, Adventure Cycling announced its first Bicycle Travel Video Contest. Since then, we've enjoyed a slew of submissions from touring cyclists around the globe. We've also had the great pleasure of publishing a series of how-to posts on creating bike-touring videos, contributed by some of our volunteer judges -- all experienced touring cyclists and knowledgeable videographers. Their posts covered everything from storytelling to equipment.

We thought it would be fun to offer a round up of those expert posts so you can enjoy them all in one place.

  1. What Makes a Good Bicycle Travel Video? by Blanche van der Meer, moderator of the WorldCycle Video group on Vimeo and co-sponsor of the contest.
  2. How to Make a Bicycle Touring Video by Friedel Grant of
  3. Tripods for Touring by Russ Roca and Laura Crawford of
  4. Bicycle Travel Videos: The Art of Storytelling by Tom Allen, director of the new documentary film Janapar
  5. Finding a Balance with Shooting, Editing, and You Know, Cycling by America ByCycle (Michelle Cassel and Ryan McAfee) who have helped Adventure Cycling bolster its video program over the last year. Watch them in action on our YouTube channel.
  6. 10 Tips for Video Post Production by world traveler and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Alastair Humphreys.

Photo courtesy of Blanche van der Meer


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