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Video Editing: Transforming Footage into Evocative Travel Stories

via Skillshare


How can you transform footage from your latest adventure into an evocative travel video? It’s all in how you edit.

Join world-renowned filmmaker and travel videographer Oliver Astrologo as he shares his personal process for crafting compelling videos of the people and places he visits all over the world. From tips for gathering footage to final color grading, you’ll learn how to create a travel video that tells a story—not only of the place you went but of the culture and people that bring it alive.

Key lessons include:

  • Quick tips for capturing video while you travel
  • Organizing your footage for fast and easy post-production
  • Choosing the right music to fit your story
  • Composing a compelling narrative while you edit
  • Techniques for color grading and transitions

Plus, Oliver shares his raw footage from a trip to Cefalù, Sicily for you to download and edit alongside him throughout the class!

Whether you have footage from recent world travels or your own backyard, all are welcome to find inspiration in Oliver’s creative process for crafting stories from places he’s been. At the end of the class, you’ll have a completed travel video ready to share and the ability to create a striking video portrait of any place you decide to visit next!


  • Introduction
  • The Power of Post-Production
  • Tips for Shooting
  • Finding Inspiration
  • Choosing the Right Music
  • Organizing Your Footage
  • Developing Your Story
  • Assembling in DaVinci Resolve
  • Editing Your Footage
  • Adding Effects and Transitions
  • Color Grading Your Video
  • Optimizing for Social Media
  • Watch Oliver's Finished Video
  • Final Thoughts
  • Explore More Classes on Skillshare

Taught by

Oliver Astrologo

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