The Past Year of my Life (1 Viewer)

briancray

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So I set out on a bike tour back in August of 2013. Ended up in CO from DE. I found a job for winter and ended up skiing until April. Hitch hiked to Vegas with a buddy. Met a co-worker who hooked me up with work in NY at a skydiving company, which is where I'm at now. I've been living minimally like most of you from just a 35 liter backpack. Compiled a twenty minute video of everything from the past year when I left my old lifestyle for adventure.

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fuck yeah man, i'm really glad stp could give you some help before you went on your way. sounds like a hell of a year :)

i really like the water tower footage by the way, pretty cool. i love gopro's :) also working for a skydiving company? fucking rad, i would love to do that.

i wish more people would document their travels like this, especially with the affordability of gopros and whatnot, it's pretty easy to do. if you don't mind some constructive criticism, i would suggest taking the camera out of the case more often (it'll get rid of that blur) and maybe using a mic like this one:


it's a mic that clips to your shirt and it's only 60-70 bucks and it plugs right in the side of the gopro. good audio will make your videos even better.

anyways, sounds like you had some rad adventures, keep making videos :)
 

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Thanks man. I noticed the audio was kinda low and figured there were better mounts/mics out there. I'll check that out. Have to figure out where to send it since I don't really have an address atm. Turned out pretty well though. Used Vegas Pro to edit it...got lucky since the company I work for uses it to edit videos. So I did it on their PC on a rain day. I'll continue to document my travels. Thanks Matt.
 

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Dam - you have had one hell of a good trip - aweseome!!!
Yeah, it's been awesome. Hard to believe I've done all this in a year. I'm not sure where I'm going after this, but I'm sure I'll have fun and figure it out. Even the rough times are better than the typical 9-5.
 
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I was born in Dover lived in Smyrna till i got to high school then moved to New Castle. Haven't been back in many many moons. I imagined it got more crowded and built up more.
 

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I was born in Dover lived in Smyrna till i got to high school then moved to New Castle. Haven't been back in many many moons. I imagined it got more crowded and built up more.
Haha crazy man. Most people barely know Delaware is a state. They think I'm talking about Ohio. I grew up in north Wilmington right near the PA border. We'd always go drive through the valley in the country.
 
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That's why i usually spell it "Delawhere" lol That's some nice country up there
 

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Yeah, never did much exploring around there tbh despite living there for 23 years. It wasn't until I left the state that I actually started roaming around. There is definitely some nice country though. There are much better places to visit than DE though haha.
 

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