I'm Hitchhiking to Alaska!
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My name is Forrest Stevens, I'm a Filmmaker and youtuber.
I've been making videos about alternative lifestyles for about a year now. With the recent completion of my feature documentary "The Reality of #Vanlife" I need to move on to my next big project.
This time this community that your apart of on social media is going to be heavily involved.
When I was 18 I hitchhiked across the second largest country in the world, from Vancouver to Halifax. Totaling around 15 thousand kilometers.
In that month and a half of traveling I made new friends, saw amazing sights, and experienced things I will never forget, But my biggest regret was not bringing a camera.
In early august 2018 I plan on hitchhiking to Alaska. I plan on creating a travel series for youtube with education videos, podcasts and clips as well as entertaining travel videos. I plan on creating a full length documentary called "Hitchhiking" the rise and fall of the cheapest way to travel. I plan on writing a book called "Travel for nothing, come home rich." and continue to make the podcast under the same name.
Now that you have heard the plan, I ask you for your help to make it the best reality it can be. I mentioned that this is going to be a community project, and I meant it. If you want to come with me for part of the journey, you can. I've got a spare hammock tent with your name on it.
This opportunity is perfect for a youtuber, filmmaker, instagramer, writer, photographer or anyone like that. you will be able to help with the filming, editing or creation of these projects, receive credit and equity share in the results. If you can't come with me there are other ways to help.
If you know anyone I should meet from Vancouver to Alaska, something to do, an adventure you want to share with me, someone I should interview for the project, comment below or contact me by a personal email.
Now the reality of #Vanlife was a blast to make and I've learned and developed so much as a filmmaker because of it. But it had a lot of problems the main ones being caused by the fact that we used multipliable different cameras with different color profiles, and we had poor audio equipment. some of this I was able to sort of fix in post, some of it was unavoidable.
To avoid this problem for this new film "Hitchhiking" I also ask for your help.
The two big ticket items I need for this film are a Sony A6500 and a DJI Mavic Air drone.
I've created a crowd funding campaign with some amazing perks for people who want to help fund this project, who want to join a unique community, advertise their business, or become executive producers.
A full and updated list of the other gear needed is one there and estimated totals for each items.
If you would rather become a monthly doner instead of just doing a one time contribution I have a patron setup as well. If you want to help out but not with money, I'm also accepting each of the items themselves or other items I could resell on Ebay, Send me an email and I'll let you know my mailing address. This trip is going to be lots of fun, but it will also be very rewarding to everyone involved and engaged in it, I'll be providing a ton of value in the form of educational youtube videos, and hours of entertaining travel videos. If you have any further questions please comment them below or email me and ill be sure to address them.
Thanks for watching, and until next time, Remember, To be Different.
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Huge shout out to my patreons this month!
Jamie Francis, Jennifer Stevens, Stephanie Bird, and David!
Find my full Film making equipment list here ::