An amazing trip needed to captured in an amazing way, and that’s what happened last summer. I was heading to Italy’s Amalfi coast with a group of friends to celebrate my wonderful wife’s birthday. While I had made some small travel recaps before using my iPhone and iMovie, this time I wanted to do something more ambitious and make a “travel film.” 

That’s where the Sony RX100 VI came in. It was the perfect travel camera, and the newest version in the line had come out the week we were leaving. I didn’t really know how to use the camera, so I crammed as many Youtube videos into my head on how to shoot a travel video and did the best that I could. 

I have learned a lot since shooting this video and would shoot it a lot differently with the knowledge I have now, I still posted the video for two reasons: 1. It shows that you don’t have to be an expert to make a good travel film. 2. It shows just how great a product the Sony RX100 VI is.

All the clips were shot in auto mode using the standard movie mode. The footage was color graded in post to give it a more cinematic look. However, it’s good to know that the standard profile can get decent results. 

In a world where we’re constantly chasing the newest gear, it’s good to remember that you don’t need a ton of it to create your art. You don’t need all the ND filters, gimbals, lights, etc. Just go out and shoot and be creative.

Hopefully, you like the video about and feel inspired to create after watching this.

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Locations in this video:

Conca Dei Marini
Tenuta San Francesco

Edited in Final Cut Pro X

Color Graded with JR Alli’s “Subtle Classic” LUT
Song: Lucid Dreaming by Velvee feat. Willow

Song Provided by Epidemic Sound