image courtesy of Juliana “Traveling Jules” Broste
- Hear best practices for the “video hustle” and fun personal stories from professional content creator Juliana “Traveling Jules” Broste.
- Discover how she marries story (content) with a customized kit.
- Broste also shares her essential gear list for travel vloggers and other content creators who need to pack light.
“Telling your own story, that’s the best part,” content creator Juliana Broste says. “You are in control of what elements are included, what elements are not, and how you want them to feel.”
Broste is a true multihyphenate as a travel vlogger; she produces, writes, shoots, and edits all of her own content, and also serves many of these functions on freelance projects for brands like CNN Airport, Matador Network, USA Today and many others.
“You can do it all,”Broste says. But she cautions that you will still need to manage your own expectations, or you will get overwhelmed. “You will learn everything over time.” That applies to everything from the business side to lenses to travel.
TRAVEL CONTENT BEST PRACTICES
Speaking of travel, Broste shares her tips and steps for doing a remote trip as a vlogger (or one-woman band or content creator…).
- Scout your location (the internet is your friend)
- Research and plan ahead for your visit according to your goals
- Be prepared with talking points or a script of facts
- Pack what you need for your shoot
Broste has worked with all sorts of different types of cameras. She shoots Canon, but has worked with Sony in the past.
Broste recommends certain camera attributes as necessary for vloggers:
- Lightweight, compact body
- Vari-angle monitor screen
- Audio jack for a microphone
- Widescreen camera lens
In the nice-to-have category, Broste says, are components like a full-frame sensor, the ability to swap out lenses, the ability to take still photographs, Wi-Fi capability and an intervalometer.
Aside from the camera, Broste says that you need to be able to carry all your gear on your back for at least an hour without “feeling like you’re going to die” as a good rule of thumb. But “when you travel light, you’re going to be happy.”
Your traveling light essentials: An external microphone (with a dead cat) and a lavalier microphone, a wide-angle lens, and a gimbal/tripod/handheld pole as support for your camera.