Revisiting How to Make a Bicycle Travel Video: 6 Expert Posts

February 19, 2014

As Media Director Winona Bateman announced in her January 2 News, Networking, and New Media post, the 2014 Bicycle Travel Video Contest on Vimeo is open for submissions, and will remain open through June 30. Almost exactly a year ago, on February 13, 2013, we provided links to half dozen a posts by experts writing about various aspects of creating bike-travel videos. They were contributed by our 2013 judges, some of whom have returned to serve on this year's panel of volunteer judges.

We can think of no greater service to aspiring videographers than revisiting these posts, which cover everything from storytelling to equipment choices. Read through them and you'll be prepared, and ready and rarin', to shoot your own video. 

  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 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 past couple of years. 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 by Julie Huck

NEWS, NETWORKING, AND NEW MEDIA highlights cool media (articles, videos, photos, etc.) and meet-ups related to Adventure Cycling and bicycle travel. This column is usually written by Media Director Winona Bateman, although Media Specialist Michael McCoy is filling in for a few weeks during early 2014. Writing a story about bicycle travel or Adventure Cycling Association? Send an email to pressATadventurecyclingDOTorg. Visit our media room, view our news releases, or follow us on Twitter.


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