In episode 14 we hear from multi-award winning filmmaker, adventurer and photographer, Ben Page.
We kick off by hearing about Ben's cycle trip around the world. He took 3 years and survived on just $3 a day. Ben touches on his favourite places, the experience of travelling alone, and some of his high and low points.
At about the 30 minutes mark we then go on to a film making crash course, focusing on Ben's recent film, The Frozen Road. Ben goes into great detail about his camera set up, recommendations for those getting into film making, and loads more. If you are a budding film maker this one is certainly for you.
We close by discussing Ben's heroes and inspirations.
I really enjoyed chatting to Ben and learned a hell of a lot about film making.
Thanks for listening. Please get in touch with an comments. And subscribe if you'd like to hear more.
Now lets get filming!!! (well listening first...but then filming)
The Frozen Road - https://vimeo.com/252863313
The Nature of Dreams - https://vimeo.com/133177167
Rapid response questions
Pre trip Ben
Alastair Humphreys - http://www.alastairhumphreys.com/
Mark Beaumont - https://markbeaumontonline.com/
Adventure for the sake of adventure
Ben’s cycle around the world
Getting smashed in sailboat adventure
Your trip should be whatever YOU want it to be
The purpose of Ben’s trip
Lael Wilcox - the odd road racing badass
The highlight of the trip - https://laelwilcox.com/
Ben’s favourite place
What it’s like to travel the world alone
What would Ben do differently next time
How much money do you need to travel the world by bike for 3 years?
FILM MAKING (30 mins in)
Off to Alaska filming a skiing and rafting trip
Joey Schusler - http://www.joeyschusler.com/
Filming in Nepal
Teaching yourself to film from scratch
Filming techniques and royalty free music https://www.premiumbeat.com/
No Film School - https://nofilmschool.com/
Camera - Panasonic GH4 - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-DMC-GH4EB-K-Compact-System-Camera/dp/B00K2XG1OE
Metabones adapter - http://www.metabones.com/
Lens 1 - Sigma 17 - 50 - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sigma-17-50mm-Optical-Stabilised-Digital/dp/B003A6NU3U
Editing software - https://www.adobe.com/products/premiere.html
Tips to take your filmmaking to the next level
Adobe After Effects - https://www.adobe.com/uk/products/aftereffects.html
A recommended camera setup for filmmakers
The most common mistakes made by amateurs
Rode Video Pro mic - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rode-VIDEOMICPRO-On-Camera-Microphone/dp/B00YAZHRZM
The most important thing in filmmaking
How to come up with the story
Capturing good audio
Sometimes you want terrible audio!
Rode Video Mic Pro - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rode-VIDEOMICPRO-On-Camera-Microphone/dp/B00YAZHRZM
Audio top tip - 10 foot extension cable
Ben’s warning against using GoPro
The hardest thing about making The Frozen Road
How to film a lot but stay present in the experience
How to store monster amounts in the wilderness
How to sort the best shots from the rest
The importance of learning a workflow
What sets great films appart from good ones
The Road From Karakol - https://vimeo.com/69045994
Portrait travel photography the right way
How to capture landscapes
Kendal film festival - http://www.mountainfest.co.uk/
Renan Ozturk - http://www.renanozturk.com/