F1 & Travel Vlogging

F1 & Travel Vlogging

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Langers89

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14 posts

27 months

Monday 18th February
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For the last few years I've been toying with the idea of following the F1 around the world in a kind of 'backpacking' sort of way, but with short stints 4-5 days in each location (still have to hold down a full time job rolleyes) After a pretty rough six months, I've decided to just go ahead and do it to the best of my abilities and have booked my tickets to Australia on my own in a few weeks time.

I'm a big fan of lots of automotive YouTube content and have decided that if I'm gonna do this, I'd like to document it and post it on the old YT. My question is if you were to watch this sort of content (supposedly as somebody who can't make it abroad to the race) what sort of thing would you be looking to see, outside of the obvious glitz that Sky/C4 cover.

Although I won't be planning trips exclusively around content, it would give me some good ideas of how to make the most of these trips and see as much as I can while I'm there.

I'm an avid runner and will be looking to complete some sort format of run in each place I visit to raise money for Mind.

Thanks in advance for any pointers or tips, especially if you have specific info for particular locations.

Douglas Arfempty

569 posts

125 months

Monday 18th February
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Not a lot to add other than I'll be watching as this sounds awesome.

It's up there on my Bucket List, glad to see someone just going for it!

Have fun!

Shakermaker

8,229 posts

39 months

Monday 18th February
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Langers89 said:
For the last few years I've been toying with the idea of following the F1 around the world in a kind of 'backpacking' sort of way, but with short stints 4-5 days in each location (still have to hold down a full time job rolleyes) After a pretty rough six months, I've decided to just go ahead and do it to the best of my abilities and have booked my tickets to Australia on my own in a few weeks time.

I'm a big fan of lots of automotive YouTube content and have decided that if I'm gonna do this, I'd like to document it and post it on the old YT. My question is if you were to watch this sort of content (supposedly as somebody who can't make it abroad to the race) what sort of thing would you be looking to see, outside of the obvious glitz that Sky/C4 cover.

Although I won't be planning trips exclusively around content, it would give me some good ideas of how to make the most of these trips and see as much as I can while I'm there.

I'm an avid runner and will be looking to complete some sort format of run in each place I visit to raise money for Mind.

Thanks in advance for any pointers or tips, especially if you have specific info for particular locations.
I'd think you would do well to show the "fan experience" for those who would be keen to travel to an F1 race weekend themselves. Where to go, where to get tickets for, how good the venue is, as well as the other footage you're keen to show.

mudnomad

3,836 posts

123 months

Monday 18th February
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Shakermaker said:
I'd think you would do well to show the "fan experience" for those who would be keen to travel to an F1 race weekend themselves. Where to go, where to get tickets for, how good the venue is, as well as the other footage you're keen to show.
I'd watch that

Gary29

2,023 posts

38 months

Monday 18th February
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What's your channel name? I'll subscribe and definitely watch that kind of content, especially interested in the 'long haul' races.
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super7

458 posts

147 months

Monday 18th February
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Sounds like a great idea and to do every GP in a year is a real Bucket List thing to do....

Not to piss on your bonfire though, If your Recording stuff to put on You Tube, I would be very carefull what your allowed to show of the car's etc, as I'm sure F1 Corporation and the venues will have very strict regulations on usage.... you don't want to spend the whole of Oz recording stuff, putting it on YT and then having F1 Corp telling you to take it down.... might leave a hole in the coverage...

Would be very interested though if you focused on the logistics of the whole thing!!!! ie Tickets, routes, timmings, hotels, camping etc etc etc

malks222

895 posts

78 months

Monday 18th February
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agree this does sound awesome!

some things I'd like to know would be more of a travel guide type thing for each stadium:

- easiest way to get to the track? whats the options- public transport? organised shuttle buses from the nearest town/ city? drive/ park at the track? how long does it take?

- whats the best options for seating at the track? quick show round of the views from different areas? eg main grandstand is good, you see some action and big screens etc...... but slow access in/out of the track. what gives best value for money?

- what sort of facilities are actually there for general admission? is there reasonable food stalls? can you get a beer for under £10 a go? can you take your own stuff in?

Langers89

Original Poster:

14 posts

27 months

Monday 18th February
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Thanks all very much for your replies, very much appreciated. Keep them coming!

super7 said:
Sounds like a great idea and to do every GP in a year is a real Bucket List thing to do....

Not to piss on your bonfire though, If your Recording stuff to put on You Tube, I would be very carefull what your allowed to show of the car's etc, as I'm sure F1 Corporation and the venues will have very strict regulations on usage.... you don't want to spend the whole of Oz recording stuff, putting it on YT and then having F1 Corp telling you to take it down.... might leave a hole in the coverage...

Would be very interested though if you focused on the logistics of the whole thing!!!! ie Tickets, routes, timmings, hotels, camping etc etc etc
Very good point, I have heard that they are very strict with their racing content. Would be most disheartening if it all got ripped down after editing everything. I was looking at splitting it into two videos per race - one about the logistics, the city and local culture and then one about the race experience itself i.e. what malks222 suggested.

I've got a ticket to the Paddock Club for just the Thursday when there will be press conferences, autograph sessions and support races so if there is anything from there you would like to see, again please give me any pointers.

Gary29 said:
What's your channel name? I'll subscribe and definitely watch that kind of content, especially interested in the 'long haul' races.
I haven't set it up yet, I'm going to start a YT channel and Instagram account tonight and it will probably be called
Run F1 or something similar (imaginative I know biglaugh)


orhan

246 posts

112 months

Monday 18th February
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Well get on with man set up that channel and let us know be interesting to watch as commitments means I can’t do it. ENJOY I would say if you do go ahead with it

Rude-boy

22,102 posts

172 months

Monday 18th February
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To be honest i am with the majority here on you making it with the main eye being on the fan experience.

Where is best to stay.
What is the best way to get to the track.
What facilities are there at the track, and how much!

I love that you are doing the Paddock Club on the Thursday - do detail that as that is what the 'real' fan is likely to one day get, not the full 3/4 days that only those with the fatest of wallets or work for sponsors will ever really see.

Bottom line i can find you any number of bits and bobs on what it is like in the paddock, in the BRDC, in places that most can't get - all you need to do is to look at Youtube or the TV. On the other hand a 30 minute vid on the cost of flights to Budapest, the best way to get to the track, the best GE seats/spaces you can reasonably find, etc would certainly be interesting and different and far more useful and of interest value. Also what you can get to and enjoy when you are not at the track.

ShiftGlock

4 posts

3 months

Monday 18th February
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Agree with all the points about making it focused on the fan experience and logistics of visiting each venue. Would definitely be useful for anyone planning a trip.

I’ll definitely watch with interest any content that you produce op!



48k

4,810 posts

87 months

Monday 18th February
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I'd echo all of the above in fact I would go so far as to to say the travel/fan side of the experience is likely the only thing you will get away with publishing on YouTube without the F1 powers that be having your videos removed for rights infringements.

Also if you don't have any experience of vlogging and producing and editing videos definitely get practicing now and think about investing in some decent kit if you don't have it already. I'm a big fan of Geoff Marshall and his travel Vlogs for Londonist and his AllTheStations projects - this is one of his "Secrets of the Underground" vlogs which is the kind of docu-vlog style and format that would translate really well to a fans experience of attending each F1 race - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGPQfVMTaJQ


Langers89

Original Poster:

14 posts

27 months

Monday 18th February
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Okay thanks for the pointers. Certainly the travel and logistics aspect will play a heavy part, especially given that I want to do that side of things on a budget - I'd rather spend any money experiencing things around the cities. Given that I haven't visited the vast majority of the venues, I think it will be quite interesting to see just how intricate 'off-site' planning will translate when I'm actually there!

Does anybody know any more about the TV rights - does it also cover the support races etc.?

Regarding the cities/venues themselves, I am thinking of trying to portray a sort of 'how best to spend 24/48 hours in _' so food, touristy stuff, car culture and certainly how the F1 is celebrated there. All things I would do anyway, but feel it would be interesting to watch. I know these things are very subjective, so I guess it's about having a balance between practical info and stuff that floats your boat.


48k said:
I'd echo all of the above in fact I would go so far as to to say the travel/fan side of the experience is likely the only thing you will get away with publishing on YouTube without the F1 powers that be having your videos removed for rights infringements.

Also if you don't have any experience of vlogging and producing and editing videos definitely get practicing now and think about investing in some decent kit if you don't have it already. I'm a big fan of Geoff Marshall and his travel Vlogs for Londonist and his AllTheStations projects - this is one of his "Secrets of the Underground" vlogs which is the kind of docu-vlog style and format that would translate really well to a fans experience of attending each F1 race - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGPQfVMTaJQ
I haven't seen any of Geoff Marshall's stuff before, but just watched that and it have now been rattling through the related videos for the last hour! There's something about the London Underground that intrigues me a lot - strange since I'd rather walk around London than set foot on the tube!

Otispunkmeyer

9,524 posts

94 months

Monday 18th February
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I'd sign up to watch. I suggest though, a decent camera and decent mic! A proper fluffy mic like the ones Rode make or a lav mic or something.

Edited by Otispunkmeyer on Monday 18th February 21:52

singlecoil

27,282 posts

185 months

Monday 18th February
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I wouldn't bother trying to get footage of the race itself, what you could hope to capture from the stands with a small camera wouldn't be worth the effort or the copyright issues.

It's vital you get decent sound, the best way to do that if you are on your own is with a recorder and Lavalier mic like this

https://www.wexphotovideo.com/tascam-dr-10l-digita...

then sync the sound in post.

kev1974

2,736 posts

68 months

Monday 18th February
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Paul's Trip Reports (although he recently renamed it Wingin' It for some misguided reason) is good as an example of v-blogging about the journey itself, if a little long winded sometimes. He covers planes, trains, and the airports/stations he visits on the way, often travelling First Class but not always; he sometimes talks about the destinations when he gets there.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzuKzSNb8hGV9DsqI...


The Moose

17,312 posts

148 months

Monday 18th February
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48k said:
I'd echo all of the above in fact I would go so far as to to say the travel/fan side of the experience is likely the only thing you will get away with publishing on YouTube without the F1 powers that be having your videos removed for rights infringements.

Also if you don't have any experience of vlogging and producing and editing videos definitely get practicing now and think about investing in some decent kit if you don't have it already. I'm a big fan of Geoff Marshall and his travel Vlogs for Londonist and his AllTheStations projects - this is one of his "Secrets of the Underground" vlogs which is the kind of docu-vlog style and format that would translate really well to a fans experience of attending each F1 race - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGPQfVMTaJQ
As sad as it is, I quite enjoyed that...mainly because I used to travel between Amersham and Moor Park every day (using the "hidden" entrance twice a day) for school. Brought back some good memories!

jurbie

1,900 posts

140 months

Monday 18th February
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Langers89 said:
Does anybody know any more about the TV rights - does it also cover the support races etc.?
I can't speak for F1 but in the FIA WEC the support races manage their own media rights and I don't see why F1 would be any different. I would say that whilst F1 will likely shut you down if you use unauthorised footage of F1 the support races are unlikely to care but I would check and find out if they are run by a separate entity to F1.


48k

4,810 posts

87 months

Tuesday 19th February
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Nice to find out there's a few other tube and train geeks here - Geoff (and Vicky's) videos are really great - not just fascinating content but really well produced.
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StevieBee

7,218 posts

194 months

Tuesday 19th February
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I think you're on to something.

If you look at LeMans, there's an abundance of 'fan-based' content, the king of which is (or sadly 'was') Beermountain that provided honest advice that wasn't available to the same depth and honesty via official channels. Can't say that I've found anything similar for F1.

Ted Kravitz used to do a Travel Guide thing on Sky which was quite good. Worth hunting a few of these down as it strikes me this is the sort of thing that you are perhaps aiming for.

Langers89 said:
Does anybody know any more about the TV rights - does it also cover the support races etc.?
Generally speaking, as long as you film from public spaces and do not include footage of the racing or cars then you should be fine. Liberty seem to be more benevolent on third-party publishing than CVC/Bernie was but there will be a limit. Where it changes is when it ceases to be a hobby or passion project and becomes a living. At that point, you are in the realm of 'commercial gain' and may well be subject to greater scrutiny.

Good luck.