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Three Video Editing Workflow Tips For Full Time RV Vloggers

Now that I’ve spent several months traveling in and living in a recreational vehicle I have a perspective that I think, when combined with my experience on the video production front, might prove useful to others. Especially those who also live in an RV and Vlog or work on video projects of their own.

As Producer for the upcoming movie RV Nomads I plan on putting up a series of these kinds of posts and I hope you find them useful. As always, if you have questions please feel free to post them below in the comments section and I’ll do my best to address them.

Before we get into the guts of today’s three epic tips, let me say this is by no means a one-size-fits all set of solutions. Different methods, software and scenarios may be more fitting for different uses and purposes. And different budgets. Additionally, this is not what I assert is the answer to some of the most commonly asked questions. These are simply what I have found over the years to be the best solutions for me personally and professionally.

The three topics I want to cover today are three that I have been asked about by multiple full time RV vloggers in the past two weeks. They include:

  1. How do you keep track of your media and what is the best method of storage?
  2. My computer is freezing up while rendering and I’m trying to figure out what’s wrong. Any advice?
  3. What’s the best editing software and what are the best formats to work with?

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What a Whirlwind The Past Two Months Have Been!

The past two months have been an extreme whirlwind. My transition from a life of politics and activism to one of outdoor adventure and film has been rather interesting to say the least.

If you had told me two years back that I would be integrated into a team of influential YouTubers, collaborating on a massive project to document the full time RV movement in film I would have said you’ve lost your mind. Yet here we are.

Doing exactly that. (more…)

What If There Was a Way to Escape The Nastiness of Today’s Society? Would You Do It?

I got up at 4:30 AM this morning. I’m in Chicago so with it being central time I saw the news of the Las Vegas terror attack/shooting long before most people I know.

I couldn’t believe what I was reading. I lived in Vegas for a year back in 2012 and I’m VERY familiar with the area where the attack happened. Saying it was a tragedy doesn’t even begin to do justice to what had happened. It was a nightmare unfolding.

Throughout the day I’ve tried to think of what I wanted to say, if anything. For the past decade I’ve covered these kinds of events as a journalist and I’ve always had a LOT to say about them if/when they happen. But in light of my exit from politics, news and the madness that controls the daily narrative in America today… for the first time in a long time I found myself rather speechless.

There is a sickness permeating our nation and our planet. Something is just not right. (more…)

Stepping Away From Politics For Good – And What The Future Holds

This post is long overdue and there are so many things I’ve wanted to say but just haven’t been ready to say them. Today is about as good a day as any, I suppose, so it’s now time to talk a little about where I’ve been and where I’m going. Should anyone care to read it all, of course.

Those who know me know I’ve been very passionate about politics for the past 13+ years. I got my first taste in political activism back in 2004 and was hooked. I wasn’t a conservative, I wasn’t a liberal, I wasn’t a Republican or a Democrat. I just saw a lot of corruption, lies and distractions that bothered me and I didn’t feel the American people were being properly represented.

So I packed up my (more…)

Twitter & Facebook Don’t Want You Unfollowing People

A few months back I began a massive purge on Facebook. I know a lot of people frown upon this as a general practice and I get why. But the fact is with 5,000 “friends” my feed was utterly useless. What I wanted to see is what Facebook determined I shouldn’t see, and what I didn’t care about had completely dominated my feed and notifications.

Plus, were all 5,000 of my “friends” actual friends? Of course not. Not even close. Of those I actually know, connect with and communicate with the actual number was around 150.

So I figured hey, I’ll just remove everyone real quick and start all over from scratch. It didn’t take more than a few (more…)