F1 & Travel Vlogging

F1 & Travel Vlogging

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48k

6,095 posts

98 months

Tuesday 19th February 2019
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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

64 posts

83 months

Tuesday 19th February 2019
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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

3,856 posts

134 months

Tuesday 19th February 2019
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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..?

StevieBee

8,386 posts

205 months

Tuesday 19th February 2019
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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

2,188 posts

133 months

Tuesday 19th February 2019
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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

716 posts

73 months

Tuesday 19th February 2019
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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

3,402 posts

178 months

Tuesday 19th February 2019
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If it’s not been said already, best place to sit / spectate with a GA ticket.

48k

6,095 posts

98 months

Wednesday 20th February 2019
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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

35,387 posts

198 months

Wednesday 20th February 2019
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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

10,558 posts

50 months

Wednesday 20th February 2019
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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

34,951 posts

105 months

Thursday 21st February 2019
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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

singlecoil

28,221 posts

196 months

Thursday 21st February 2019
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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

11,307 posts

189 months

Thursday 21st February 2019
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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

23,019 posts

185 months

Thursday 21st February 2019
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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

6,095 posts

98 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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OP are you in Oz now? Have you got your YouTube channel set up ?