The students’ travel videos on the School of Travel Journalism’s YouTube channel

In the Content Creation module taught by Iosu López, among other professors, the students of the Master’s in Travel Journalism were tasked with filming and editing “Docutrip,” that is, creating travel videos. This meant documenting a story, character, or place that has a narrative behind it using audiovisual tools. The video, voice-over narration, and a brief interview with characters or testimonials were some of the requirements students could use to explain a story. Additionally, they incorporated various sound effects, music, and subtitles while considering different camera shots.

Iosu López is a Travel Journalist, expert in Social Media and Branded Content. Additionally, he is a Videojournalist & Freelance Videographer, providing students with a wide range of tools, information, and recommendations to create their documentary and travel videos. One of the many challenges was to convey a valuable story using their own footage within a limited time frame (between one and a half to three minutes).

How is the creative process for making a Docutrip?

The creative process for creating travel videos involves thorough research, interviews with locals, filming in various environments, and the application of editing techniques. Students worked to overcome logistical and narrative challenges, thus developing key skills for their future professional careers.

  • Idea: Firstly, students had to choose the topic and story they wanted to address. Then created a brief synopsis of the idea they wanted to pursue. They needed to have a clear understanding of their target audience to approach their narrative and give it the right focus.
  • Moodboard: Once the idea, theme, and audience were clear, students had to consider which people, landscapes, and places they wanted to record. As well as the different camera shots (wide, medium, close-up, detail) and angles (normal, high angle, low angle, aerial, or ground-level). Adding screenshots of their ideas or describing each scene they had in mind to record.
  • Recording: Students recorded using their resources, whether cameras or mobile devices, and taking into account the shots and framing they wanted to achieve.
  • Editing: With the editing tool they were most comfortable and proficient with, students put together the entire documentary video following the narrative thread they wanted to convey.
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Publication of the videos on the School of Travel Journalism’s YouTube channel

The documentary videos are available to the public on the School of Travel Journalism’s YouTube platform. Each project is a testament to the commitment and creativity of our students, as well as the high level of instruction provided by Professor Iosu López.

Port de la Selva hides beaches, nature, and cuisine that attract tourists from around the world, but what many may not know is Antoni Ribas, the oldest man in the town who, at 100 years old, still dazzles with his past as a shipwright artist. He leaves a mark with his tenacity and perseverance, the spirit that characterizes the town of Port de la Selva

In this video, Soraya recounts her personal experience in the natural environment of La Albufera in Valencia. Through her memories from the past and those she experiences now, she shares how she feels returning to this unique landscape that has had such an impact on her life.

The publication of these documentaries represents a significant milestone for the School of Travel Journalism and its students. These videos not only demonstrate the learning and creativity of the students but also serve as a source of inspiration for future travel journalists. Become a travel journalist with our Master’s in Travel Journalism and other training programs.

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