F1 & Travel Vlogging

F1 & Travel Vlogging

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MrBig

1,143 posts

68 months

Tuesday 19th February
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I think its a great idea. Obviously TV coverage of the race is very good these days, so for me I would want to be seeing places to stay, restaurants and bars in the vicinity but mostly what else there is to make a holiday out of going to the race.

For example, Suzuka. I've always wanted to go to Japan, but I know very little about it other than Tokyo. I'd be interested to know how best to get there, what else there is in Suzuka to see and do, what the local food is like, are the locals friendly, is there an underground car scene nearby, that sort of thing.

For the race itself, how you booked you ticket, how you chose where to sit, should you bring a poncho or suncream (or both) and what you thought of the experience. Would make a good bookend for the race coverage on TV.

Derek Smith

32,750 posts

187 months

Tuesday 19th February
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Might I suggest chatting to fans at the stadiums and, perhaps, chatting to locals, say in restaurants and pubs. Give an overview of the experience. See what takes your fancy as this is what is likely to interest those, like me, who can only dream of such an experience.

Best of luck. Looking forward to it.


48k

4,811 posts

87 months

Tuesday 19th February
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You need to come up with a name for the series, like "How to do..." (How to do...The Oz GP, How to do...The British GP..)

Have you got your channel set up yet?




























How about now?

Adeyfisher

41 posts

72 months

Tuesday 19th February
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Looking forward to watching your experiences.

I'll be going to Silverstone and Singapore and maybe France this year. What I am most interested in viewing on a channel like yours would be, What else the venue has to offer fans in between races.

Singapore can be a somewhat uninteresting GP, but a great weekend of music and wandering performance artists. I was disappointed at Silverstone last year (First time I had been since Mansell won the WC.) Not enough going on to be worth staying after the race.

Good luck.



ReaperCushions

3,534 posts

123 months

Tuesday 19th February
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Something you might be able to do in later races is getting a Media pass once you're subscriber base is better built. Unlikely you'll get one now without proven content, but I suspect the latter part of the trip it might work.

Also, why not look to build a relationship with a team or sponsor. Get you inside access to various thing etc..?
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StevieBee

7,220 posts

194 months

Tuesday 19th February
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Derek Smith said:
Might I suggest chatting to fans at the stadiums and, perhaps, chatting to locals, say in restaurants and pubs. Give an overview of the experience.
This is also a very good way of building a following as those you interview will like, share, re-Tweet content that features them amongst their buddies.

ReaperCushions said:
Something you might be able to do in later races is getting a Media pass once you're subscriber base is better built. Unlikely you'll get one now without proven content, but I suspect the latter part of the trip it might work.

Also, why not look to build a relationship with a team or sponsor. Get you inside access to various thing etc..?
By all means try but they’ll cure Brexit and cancer before you get an F1 media pass. In any case, I’d say your ‘hook’ is conveying the world according to the punters, we see a lot of the 'inside' as it is….but there’s nothing stoping you getting a sponsor of your own....

“The Outside Line” in association with Dave’s Tyres of Redditch (or whatever!)

MondeoMan1981

2,168 posts

122 months

Tuesday 19th February
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Love the idea of this. Almost the "real" F1.

People to check out would be Geoff Marshall (mentioned already), Paul Lucas (now called Wingin' It) and even Josh Cahill.

You might want to try avoiding the use of the term F1 or any associated imagery, or F1 will just get your videos taken down, they are really ruthless!

paulyv

586 posts

62 months

Tuesday 19th February
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Clear chapters that you can time reference in the description. Always have the same chapters so we can get familiar with your films.

Steer clear of too much racing - we will have seen it on TV but fan reactions, people you meet, and the food at the event (perhaps just focus on a single 'typical' on-track meal per race) are all things people don't get to see.

Indeed come to think of it, draw up a list of what we don't get to see on the coverage and go from there. Keep in mind what things might be useful for people who wish to go there in the future and you'll be on to a good thing.

Best of luck.

Simes205

3,138 posts

167 months

Tuesday 19th February
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If it’s not been said already, best place to sit / spectate with a GA ticket.

Langers89

Original Poster:

14 posts

27 months

Tuesday 19th February
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Thank you all very much for the overwhelming and helpful response, lots of points taken on board and it has helped me to plan a lot more - just sorting out my ticket for Bahrain now so there's no going back now laugh

Particularly like the idea of speaking with the fans and locals as I know F1 (like most other sports) is received very differently in different locations. Have checked out all the recommended videos, especially Ted's Travel Notebook which I found very interesting yet I can certainly see where it would be beneficial to know costings and logistics in more detail.

Just sorting out a YouTube Channel and Instagram Page - I've simply gone with the name 'runf1'.

Your feedback has gone a long way so please do keep the suggestions coming. I'm getting excited for Melbourne now and it's nice to have something positive to focus on!!


48k

4,811 posts

87 months

Wednesday 20th February
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From the Barcelona Test Chat thread:

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Different subject but a few very good testing video's were uploaded by fans at the Spanish Test.

These are private clips which are obviously made by the individual.

F1 management has had the clips banned for copyright.

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Stick to the fan stuff and dont cover any track action and you'll probably be OK.

Derek Smith

32,750 posts

187 months

Wednesday 20th February
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48k said:
Stick to the fan stuff and dont cover any track action and you'll probably be OK.
I ran a few F1 fanzines way back when and after about six months I would get a cease and desist email from F1 management. I never reached 1000 visits after a race. But because I used F1 in the title and later in the search criteria they decided that all publicity wasn't good publicity.

Others, like Cygnet F1, were ignored. I never found out why.


Shakermaker

8,237 posts

39 months

Wednesday 20th February
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48k said:
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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Yep- another one over here as well!

From what I understand, Geoff has been a professional video producer for a long while and that has no doubt helped when he transferred across to doing predominantly his own stuff.


OP - another point that I think was touched upon further up the page: Don't try to turn your Vlogging trip into an excuse to "blag" things in the way that some do. (Not straight away anyway - if you become successful no doubt you may be allowed to open a few more doors!)

I certainly would not begrudge you travelling around the all the venues, and I would hope that you are successful enough to turn this into something that can help you fund it though I don't know the numbers on viewing that would get you all the money to do it.

But you need to keep it accessible to those of us who aren't decked with a fat wallet all year round but who do maybe have the chance to spend a bonus cheque or save up a few bob to go to an event once. That's how I think you'd stand out. As much as it is nice to watch some of the shows about the "Mega rich" that pop up on Channel 5 every few months, its out of reach for many.


Vaud

31,245 posts

94 months

Thursday 21st February
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For some of the races, how about adding a section to the vlog about the local food... see Mark Wiens et al on YouTube. Local specialities, etc

Texas steak
Singapore streetfood
etc

Langers89

Original Poster:

14 posts

27 months

Thursday 21st February
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48k said:
Stick to the fan stuff and dont cover any track action and you'll probably be OK.
Yeah I think that's the way to go, not sure my DSLR will compare to helicopter shots down the pit straight into the first corner!

Shakermaker said:
Yep- another one over here as well!

From what I understand, Geoff has been a professional video producer for a long while and that has no doubt helped when he transferred across to doing predominantly his own stuff.


OP - another point that I think was touched upon further up the page: Don't try to turn your Vlogging trip into an excuse to "blag" things in the way that some do. (Not straight away anyway - if you become successful no doubt you may be allowed to open a few more doors!)

I certainly would not begrudge you travelling around the all the venues, and I would hope that you are successful enough to turn this into something that can help you fund it though I don't know the numbers on viewing that would get you all the money to do it.

But you need to keep it accessible to those of us who aren't decked with a fat wallet all year round but who do maybe have the chance to spend a bonus cheque or save up a few bob to go to an event once. That's how I think you'd stand out. As much as it is nice to watch some of the shows about the "Mega rich" that pop up on Channel 5 every few months, its out of reach for many.
I agree with you on that, obviously that sort of stuff would make it easier on the pocket but would take away from the whole point of the trips i.e. what we identified above - the experience of your 'regular' F1 fan. I can assure you the wallet is far from fat and I guess if I can show enough of the experience, people can build upon it with their own personal tastes to make it the perfect trip. That said, it can be quite frustrating to watch MB walk the grid and see people who couldn't tell an F1 car from a shopping trolley yet are up and close with the cars and the teams!

Vaud said:
For some of the races, how about adding a section to the vlog about the local food... see Mark Wiens et al on YouTube. Local specialities, etc

Texas steak
Singapore streetfood
etc
Love this idea, I'm well into my food so hoping I can do this kind of feature justice....getting quite hungry just thinking about it!

So on the camera front, I do have a decent DSLR but without external Mic input (so not that decent!) so a Rode or any sort of shotgun is out of the question, zoom/lavalier is still an option but ideally a high quality point and shoot with external mic (or a great built in mic) would be perfect - anybody have any tips on this front?

Bahrain is booked now, ticket vendor has offered a small discount on future races if I continue to purchase through them so that's a bit of light relief!

singlecoil

27,286 posts

185 months

Thursday 21st February
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Langers89 said:
So on the camera front, I do have a decent DSLR but without external Mic input (so not that decent!) so a Rode or any sort of shotgun is out of the question, zoom/lavalier is still an option but ideally a high quality point and shoot with external mic (or a great built in mic) would be perfect - anybody have any tips on this front?
As someone said earlier, if you want to keep your existing camera or use another one that doesn't have an external mic socket, record your audio separately and sync it in post.

jas xjr

11,081 posts

178 months

Thursday 21st February
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Vaud said:
For some of the races, how about adding a section to the vlog about the local food... see Mark Wiens et al on YouTube. Local specialities, etc

Texas steak
Singapore streetfood
etc
I was going to post something similar too smile

2 sMoKiN bArReLs

21,858 posts

174 months

Thursday 21st February
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jas xjr said:
Vaud said:
For some of the races, how about adding a section to the vlog about the local food... see Mark Wiens et al on YouTube. Local specialities, etc

Texas steak
Singapore streetfood
etc
I was going to post something similar too smile
...Northamptonshire burgers....hehe

48k

4,811 posts

87 months

Friday 15th March
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OP are you in Oz now? Have you got your YouTube channel set up ?