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The Making of a Travel Video


Le Château de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley (France)

The creative process cannot be forced. Unless of course you spend a week in July following around a film crew to Spain, France and Italy. Europe as your muse? Yep, that's creativity central 24/7. 

Another round of churros, please! I'm suddenly feeling inspired. And very hungry.

Filming a travel video involves a lot of moving parts. One has to consider the lighting, the sound quality, and of course, the location. When they all come together, it makes for a magical memento of moving pictures to share with the world.

But these things were irrelevant to us without the teachers and students who so graciously agreed to be followed around on their tours this past summer by a camera and a boom mic. They are the real stars of the video as you can see below.

Cameraman talking to students



Cathedral in Toledo, Spain

In moments where it seemed words could not express the excitement and pure joy of seeing, touching and tasting a new city--a city so foreign yet inviting--these travelers eloquently recounted the ways in which travel was already changing their views of the world and of themselves.

To these teachers, students and tour managers, we'd like to say thank you for giving us a glowing insight into your travel experiences abroad. Thank you for allowing us to piece together a genuine and authentic travel video that illustrates how travel changes lives.

Watch the video below and visit our YouTube channel to share it with your colleagues, family and fellow adventure seekers.


Excellent video. I showed this at the end of my recruiting meeting and it created a very positive and upbeat energy for both parents and students.
Posted @ Thursday, October 10, 2013 10:47 AM by Don Read
Don, great to hear the video inspired your room!
Posted @ Thursday, October 10, 2013 4:14 PM by Erin Stern
Really inspiring! Seeing several of my students in the video is humbling-I am very proud and honored to have the opportunity to travel with them. Thanks, ACIS!
Posted @ Saturday, October 12, 2013 5:48 PM by Michelle
Very exciting stuff going on here. Keep up the good work and good luck on the contest 
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