I spent the last three hours trawling the internet for interesting travel videos, seeing new places and getting stoked to explore the world. Can this really be my new job?
It is. A few weeks ago, I decided it was time to take my travel media career to a new level. I applied for an internship with Matador TV. The hard work of becoming a frequent contributor to the Matador Network paid off and I got the position! Now it’s my job to ensure that Matador TV lives up to its tag line, “Filtering the Best Travel Video on the Web.” I do this by wandering around the web, watching travel videos from various filmmakers (something I’d be doing anyway) and looking for great work to feature on the Matador TV site.
The first video I posted, called “Diving with Great White Sharks,” is up and ready to watch. I thought a video of people experiencing the business end of a twenty-foot-long eating machine was the ultimate “encounter.” Their accounts, in the back of the tour boat afterward, really bring home the feeling of the event.
I have been lucky enough to work with the Matador Network editors for the last three years and am excited to continue in this new, more involved role. I am also lucky enough to get to work with fellow travel video producer Lindsay Clark, my co-intern (see her excellent pick for “animal encounter” here). Being selected along-side her is an honor. Her website Nomadderwhere chronicles her living the dream of getting out there and seeing the world. I hope to learn from Lindsay and my editor Josh Johnson in the months to come and add some fantastic video content to Matador TV.