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roaming yak

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Hi everybody,

Some of you might remember I spent the last year locked down in Namibia and Zambia.

To give myself a purpose each day rather than just drifting around aimlessly I got some camera gear and started filming some ideas and routes with the aim of making them into youtube series.
After a few months at home and a million hours of tutorials on how to use my editing software, I'm getting there - a short intro video uploaded today. Maybe some of you will enjoy following my progress...

If your kind enough to check it out please let me know if it looks and sounds ok on your device, thanks ;)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKMBDvxp2eh732jk1Mz_7Pg

Geoff Hill

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Looks good sounds good.

 

I will enjoy travelling along.

 

 

Geoff

 

 


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Great stuff, looking forward too seeing your future clips

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Mike Slater

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May 31, 2021, 9:29:39 AMMay 31
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Thanks Darren 

Hooked! And subscribed.   


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Great stuff, looking forward too seeing your future clips


On 31 May 2021 11:36, roaming yak wrote:
Hi everybody,

Some of you might remember I spent the last year locked down in Namibia and Zambia.

To give myself a purpose each day rather than just drifting around aimlessly I got some camera gear and started filming some ideas and routes with the aim of making them into youtube series.
After a few months at home and a million hours of tutorials on how to use my editing software, I'm getting there - a short intro video uploaded today. Maybe some of you will enjoy following my progress...

If your kind enough to check it out please let me know if it looks and sounds ok on your device, thanks ;)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKMBDvxp2eh732jk1Mz_7Pg
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Peter Levey

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Hi,
I really liked it and think you're on to a winner with this series.  Great photography and wonderful scenes. Subscribed

Peter Levey


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Thanks Darren 

Hooked! And subscribed.   

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Great stuff, looking forward too seeing your future clips


On 31 May 2021 11:36, roaming yak wrote:
Hi everybody,

Some of you might remember I spent the last year locked down in Namibia and Zambia.

To give myself a purpose each day rather than just drifting around aimlessly I got some camera gear and started filming some ideas and routes with the aim of making them into youtube series.
After a few months at home and a million hours of tutorials on how to use my editing software, I'm getting there - a short intro video uploaded today. Maybe some of you will enjoy following my progress...

If your kind enough to check it out please let me know if it looks and sounds ok on your device, thanks ;)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKMBDvxp2eh732jk1Mz_7Pg
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May 31, 2021, 10:11:23 AMMay 31
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Looks great on my phone but will be even better on the big screen!



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Uli von Kapff

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May 31, 2021, 10:49:47 AMMay 31
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Liked, subscribed, and seatbelt fastened. Let's go! (:

 

 

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Thanks everybody, thats very encouraging! :-)
    If you can share it via whatever social media you use that would be greatly appreciated too, thanks again!

Bruce Turner

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May 31, 2021, 11:40:19 AMMay 31
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Awesome Darrin. Can’t wait to see more.

Watched on Apple TV and Apple cellphone 12 something or other. Perfect sound! 

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Thank you for sharing.

 

I made a link to your trailer in the Namibia Forum.

 

Greetings

 

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Francois Janse van Rensburg

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It looks great Darrin.

No issues on the iPhone and Samsung Smart tv that I watched it on. 

Looking forward to the next uploads.

Cheers,
Francois

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Francois Visagie

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All good mate. Job well done all the way.

 

You must have enjoyed reliving those memories while putting this together!

 

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Neale Penman

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Great stuff,  looking forward to it.

I'm sure you checked out all the overlander type channels. For a different perspective you might want to check out the bicycle tourers- I think they do some really cool and entertaining video work, sometimes with quite limited resources.

One of my favourites would be Alee Denham. He's one of the less irritating Australians and has put together an amazing set of videos on his bicycle tours. His camera work is really stunning, you sometimes feel like you're watching something out of National Geographic. https://www.youtube.com/c/Cyclingabout

Less polished but just great fun would be the mad Finns Peyman and Matilda

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8bM_y2J-rhv1FL3hdP2VSA

Like you both got struck during lockdown. Alee in Mexico and Peyman and Matilda spent a year in the Gamibia.

Wish you all the best with your channel.

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Nico Roets

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Looking good. Subscribed to getthe next installment

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John Mill

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Looks good & of course have subscribed

Was thinking you look older than when we last met (Dunsfold or Billing?) then thought it must have been circa 10-15 years ago.

Awaiting your next clip



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Great stuff! Duly subscribed and waiting for the rest.

Cheers

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Excellent, keep it up J

 

 

 

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Hi everybody,

If your kind enough to check it out please let me know if it looks and sounds ok on your device, thanks Image removed by sender. ;)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKMBDvxp2eh732jk1Mz_7Pg

roaming yak

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For those interested but not yet subscribed, my first film is now up:

Cheers, 
Darrin 

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Nice!

 

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Awesome Darren. Now hurry up with the next episode please. :)


To everyone else who has watched, there are 127 view but only 24 likes. Even if you didn’t like it, click on the like button. It will help Darren become more discoverable.

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Jeff Morris

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Well done! A really professional job. Superb photography, good story and hours and hours of editing. Good sound track too. Keep going.

This is not a criticism but a comment. How difficult it is to make what is a steep descent look steep through the lens of a camera inside a vehicle. Angles get flattened out. I don't have the answer.

Francois Visagie

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How difficult it is to make what is a steep descent look steep through the lens of a camera inside a vehicle.

 

What helps is to include in the shot some feature that gives perspective. Tree trunks showing the true angle of the track, or adjacent geographical features showing the true horizon, etc. E.g. a shot of a straight track directly out in front will be recognised as a dangerously steep downhill if it also shows another vehicle’s roof seen from above on the valley floor down below.

 

Not always possible and takes some planning/luck, and difficult if the camera operator is also the driver. ;-)

 

Would love to hear other ideas.

 

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Thanks Bruce and Jeff, glad you enjoyed it so far. They will become more 'in the bush/on the road soon'.
It's a been lot of money and effort, but an interesting way to spend time for me at least... and I'm sure for most of you interesting to see familiar places through other eyes.

As mentioned, if you subscribe, like and comment a video, it flags to the youtube algorithm that you found it interesting, the more people that do this, the more likely the algorithm is to begin to suggest it to more and more people. So whenever somebody has made something interesting that has given you a few minutes of interest or taught you something hit the like button to help them out a fraction ;)

Regarding gradient, I just happened to grab that shot on my phone, and thought I'd throw it in as it added to the story a bit.
All you could really do is set one or two cameras up on the side of the road (wider angle shot) and level them off so they are filming showing a true horizontal and then the vehicle going up or down. If you can get a tree or something in the background that is growing straight up then that would help true show vertical to horizontal. I'm told humans are very sharp at instinctively knowing if a shot is correctly levelled or not.

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My memories of the Bosua pass came up 2013 watching the video.  

Traveling with a well loaded, 30 year old Mercedes bus. with a 105 horsepower petrol ening, I had to make the last 200m in lowgear and in the revers modus. Christine had to walke ahead because of th bend at the top of the pass. But at least we made it.  

 

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Jean Struweg

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Hi Darrin

I am battling to find your channel, is the project still going?

Curious to see what you’ve been up to.

Cheers

Jean

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John Mill

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339 subscribers but no content though


Eben Henning

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Helo John Mill.....
Same John Mill as below ..... ?

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Jean Struweg

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Yes, I am one of those subscribers 😀

There was content a while back, but now nothing.

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Peter Levey

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Darren did post that he was stopping and would not be doing it anymore.  


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Mike Nieuwoudt

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Strange, but then he always came over a bit weird?

John Mill

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/ Same John Mill as below .... /

That's James Ferguson (active on UK list)

I took the picture tho'

That was when we went (to Brighton?) to look at the truck for you.

Jean Struweg

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Thanks Peter, missed the post.

Pitty though.

Cheers

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/ Same John Mill as below .... /

That's James Ferguson (active on UK list)

I took the picture tho'

That was when we went (to Brighton?) to look at the truck for you.

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John Mill

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Peter - also missed that post and cannot find it. Did he say why? 

Also feel it is a shame as it would have been interesting to see how his videos changed as he did more of them.

Eben Henning

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It was in Essex IIRC.

Was a good buy for an ebay deal and great help from the za-lro list   :-)

EbenH.



Peter Levey

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The post was on YouTube comments iirc. Something on the lines of the huge amount of work for the results he was getting. 

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Merwe Erasmus

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Oct 5, 2021, 3:51:18 AMOct 5
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The Southern African overlanding Youtube space is a crowded market, you really have to present something special to stand out from the rest of the contenders. I thought Darren (sp?) was far better than the average in terms of content and technical video and audio quality. It takes time to get followers and build up a market, perhaps he threw in the towel too early. Come back Darren, all is forgiven.



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Bruce Turner

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100% agree with this especially if you looking at making money out of it. Some just do it for fun and a different way to store memories with the hope others may enjoy it too.

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Oct 5, 2021, 6:19:44 AMOct 5
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Darren told me, that he deleted the films because of his new job. He was afraid this could give him troubles. This sounds a bit strange tom me, but it’s his choice.

 

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Von: overlan...@googlegroups.com <overlan...@googlegroups.com> Im Auftrag von Merwe Erasmus
Gesendet: Dienstag, 5. Oktober 2021 09:51
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Betreff: Re: [Overland] Intro film on youtube

 

The Southern African overlanding Youtube space is a crowded market, you really have to present something special to stand out from the rest of the contenders. I thought Darren (sp?) was far better than the average in terms of content and technical video and audio quality. It takes time to get followers and build up a market, perhaps he threw in the towel too early. Come back Darren, all is forgiven.

 

On Tue, 5 Oct 2021 at 09:37, Peter Levey <lev...@gmail.com> wrote:

The post was on YouTube comments iirc. Something on the lines of the huge amount of work for the results he was getting. 

 

Peter

On Tue, 05 Oct 2021 at 08:07, Eben Henning <cust...@gmail.com> wrote:

It was in Essex IIRC.

 

Was a good buy for an ebay deal and great help from the za-lro list   :-)

 

EbenH.

 

 

On Mon, Oct 4, 2021 at 3:48 PM John Mill <john....@gmail.com> wrote:

/ Same John Mill as below .... /

 

That's James Ferguson (active on UK list)

 

I took the picture tho'

 

That was when we went (to Brighton?) to look at the truck for you.

 

On Mon, 4 Oct 2021 at 09:54, Eben Henning <cust...@gmail.com> wrote:

Helo John Mill.....

Same John Mill as below ..... ?

 


 

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Oct 7, 2021, 9:52:09 AMOct 7
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Hi all,

Glad I came over a bit weird ;)

I loved filming and starting to edit the films, no aspirations of making a living from it, release it takes a lot of social media promotion and time to build up a following.
But removed for now due to the nature of the role I'm working in.

Maybe pick it up another day hopefully, it was fun....
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