169: Episode 95: The Travel Show (Show Notes)

Travel tips for content creator

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Mike Murphy Unplugged

Video Backstory:

Every Friday I make a 60-second video for Instagram & Facebook to accompany my podcast. Confession: I’m not really sure it is to promote the podcast as much as to work on my After Effects and creative skills in video. I make things to learn and to push myself. I make content daily so I have no time to overthink or worry about perfection or whether it’s good enough. I just Do and try to get better each day.

Ep95: Podcast Promo Vido

EP95: The Travel Show

Today’s episode 95 is all about peace of mind traveling and working remotely, my ultimate goal for Mike Murphy LLC.

  1. What types of content can you create while traveling to promote your online business and brand yet still enjoy your travel experience.
  2. What tools and gear do I pack in my travel bag?
  3. What are some post-trip tips and best practices for when you get back to the studio or home office?

Part 1. Pre-Trip Planning:

Planning Tools I use:

Old school clipboard to keep on going to-do list of everything I needed to get done.

Tip #1. Create a Folder in Google Drive

–Master folder called Travel

Tip #2: External Hard Drives & Cloud Storage

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LaCie Rugged 4TB

Tip #3: Create and batch content

  1. Look at the calendar well in advance of a trip.
  2. Create content for each day and buffer in day before and after.
  3. Schedule podcasts using Wordpress or media host
  4. Schedule newsletter in MailChimp
  5. Schedule Youtube, Facebook, Medium
  6. Store Instagram content on iPhone
  7. Do everything before you travel. Enjoy your trip!
  8. Save live streaming and Insta stories for the trip (the easy part)

Tip 4. Clean up your iPhone & iPad storage

Free up as much space as possible on your iPhone and iPad. Empty your camera roll (yes, empty!) Organize and back it up on your computer. (Yes, really).

Tip 5 Gear Prep.

  1. Get your gear ready well in advance
  2. Format memory cards for your camera, GoPro, Zoom Recorder
  3. Get your bag out
  4. Get Rechargeable batteries charged up (I ❤️ Eneloop Batteries)
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Eneloop Rechargeables

Part 2: Creating Content While Traveling

1. Start before you leave.

I am not a good planner, but think about what you might want to create. If you can write down outlines or ideas even better. Do not travel with the plan of shooting everything and dealing with it upon return. #Notfun.

2. Shoot b-roll before you go.

I shot b-roll of my bags and concert tickets and a time lapse of me packing before I left so I could dump the footage and had a start to my video.

3. Content Ideas:

Daily vlog: document your trip and take your audience along.

4. Content creation starts immediately when traveling.

Shoot everything in chronological order and be consistent.

Production Tip:

For videos or photo stories:
Capture wide, medium and close up shots.

Part 3: The Gear

Cameras & Lenses
iPhone 6
iPad Pro 9.7"
GoPro Hero 4
Canon t5i DSLR
Canon 24–105 L
Canon 10–18 mm lens
Canon 50mm 1.4

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Rode Smartlav Plus Microphone for iPhone
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Anker USB Power Chargers
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Manfrotto Pixi Mini Tripod

Part 4: Coming Home Tips

Tip #1 Unpack immediately.
Tip #2 Download all memory cards of photos, videos and audio and back them up on your hard drives
Tip #3 Clean and organize your gear
Tip #4 While still on the travel buzz, start to organize and work on putting your footage together into content you can share online. Even if something really small. Your social media followers

Can I Help You?

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Podcaster, Tutorial Maker & Problem Solver. I Help People Figure Things Out. Email: mike@mikemurphy.co Podcaster Support & Content Creator @Simplecast.

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