The great thing about LonelyPlanet.tv is that they only accept travel videos, so you can get on the site, do a search for the place you want to go and watch a fellow traveler's experience. Since Lonely Planet is a highly respected travel-trade, the user-submitted videos are usually pretty high-quality. I will be honored to make videos for them.
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Lonely Planet TV, Keeps Out The Riff-Raff
For the last 2 years I have been scouring Youtube trying to find some decent travel vlogs to watch. I've found a few, but there are just so many videos on Youtube, it is nearly impossible to search efficiently. Then, recently, I stumbled across the video section on Lonely Planet's website, I even created a username and uploaded a few of my travel videos. Then, 2 months later I logged back in and discovered that my videos had been viewed a few thousand times. So yesterday I uploaded my Cyprus video as well. Then today I got an email from a Lonely Planet representative. It turns out that they pay users $500 every once in a while when they decide to feature a user submitted video. They didn't want to buy any of my videos per se, but they were interested to see where I was about to travel and to possibly commission me to make a video for $750. Considering I was already going to be shooting videos the whole way through, I jumped at the offer.