Travel Man… I Hate You.

Man. You know when something is so good you hate it cause you’re petty, small, and have very low self esteem?

I hate this show.

Travel Man, AKA Richard Ayoade, AKA Moss from IT Crowd, AKA Casey Neistat of Travel Shows, AKA my dream/nightmare, has a dope show where he does 48 hours with famous people in famous cities.

Why is this show amazing? One cause Richard is a genius, comedic and otherwise. Two because they take a piss out of the travel show format, and three because look at that beautiful fucking hair.

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Do a favor, watch an episode. Some are better than others, mainly because the guests are sometimes a little more entertaining than others, but Richard always brings the goods. So far the NYC episode is one of my faves. Start there if you dare get sucked in to a travel time suck.

(Here it is on YouTube if Channel 4 doesn’t play in your country)

 

 

spy creatures

Super interesting little doc about shooting docs with spy creatures. The BBC does another fantastic job, and Highsnobiety does a great job covering the story.

https://vimeo.com/102514372

I love the use of tech to discretely tell a story, or in this case, to document animal behavior. It reminded me a lot of when I use drones in filmmaking, the types of movements you want to create are natural, but you strive to be able to give an unusual perspective to the audience. Many times that means starting low and going high, or flying through an object or window in a natural way so that while you think you are watching a shot you’ve seen hundreds of times before, you soon realize that this is something wholly different.