Words by Winnie Goh, a CAPA Sydney study abroad alumna who enjoyed her role as an official CAPA vlogger during her time in Australia.
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During my time abroad, I had the opportunity to be an official vlogger for the semester! I had just received my GoPro as a gift from a friend months before heading to Sydney, so I was ready to put it to good use. It was really exciting for me to document my adventures through vlogs. Whether we were going on a hike, visiting the Sydney Opera House, glamping at the Taronga Zoo, or heading out into the city to participate in other educational events, I really enjoyed putting videos together that I can look back on after my time abroad.
Typically, I bring my GoPro to every excursion I go on, and it’s hard to not take videos of what I’m doing. It’s just like taking photos, but videos instead! I film what I’m eating, the friends I’m with, the scenery, and what I’m about to do for the day.
Once I have a collection of clips, I create a 2-3 minute video using Final Cut Pro on my laptop. For background music, I find mellow songs with nice beats to keep the video fun to watch. Once I have completed it, I send it on through WeTransfer for it to be uploaded on CAPA’s YouTube channel.
It’s really fun and easy, and I loved seeing my final product. You don’t need to be the best at video editing… just have fun with it! The best part about being a vlogger is that it is an easy way to update your friends and family on what you have been up to during your travels abroad.
Another plus is that you also get paid for the videos you make! It surely helped my funds. All you need to do is upload a weekly video on what you have been up to.
Being a vlogger really enhanced my experience abroad, so if you're interested, I strongly encourage you to apply. I'm glad I was able to share my experience abroad with everyone. Thanks CAPA!