This past December / January, I finally went on Birthright to Israel. It was a trip that I’ve wanted to do since I was around 6 or 7 years old when I first learned about the trip. It only took 18 years later for it to actually happen and I am beyond glad it did. I was able to meet a lot of amazing individuals and have an insane 10 days that I could never forget. Prior to leaving for the trip, I had become absolutely obsessed with YouTube. I still am. I am a huge fan of different channels and individuals who create some incredible work. I did what any obsessed person would do, spend hours researching the best “vlogging” camera and purchase it. Only mistake was not giving myself time to buy extra batteries.
The thing with vlogging is no one explains how difficult it is. I really should have investigated a bit more how to do it, but I winged it. Despite my ignorance and just learning, I captured quite a bit of footage predominately on my Canon G7X and some on my iPhone as without spare batteries, you turn to an iPhone. You gotta hand it to these daily vloggers who make it seem so fluid and easy. From lining up the frame, to finding the solid B footage, and dealing with people all before even sitting down and editing it was incredibly hard.
From there, the editing process started. I wanted to step up my game from my older videos and focus on beat syncing. I want to thank the individuals who severely helped me by creating a great mix for this video. It came out amazing with the video. This video took 8 months to finish, but the amount of work was nowhere near that. The majority of time, I wanted to grind through it and finding that time was difficult. There were times I had to wait for the music and the edits. Finally, I would get straight frustrated and let it go for sometime. Overall, this video came out much better than I intended. I will admit the most difficult part is to take all the footage and have most of it go on the cutting room floor. I want to do more of these videos.
Here’s the full video below that includes everyone’s speeches and such.