Sharing stories from around the world
A few weeks into my trip to Beijing, NeighborsGo sent me a Flip Video Camera as an experiment. Could I use videos to better explain to my readers what it was like to live and work in China?
The videos were a huge hit, each receiving more than 1,000 hits. Find more videos at NeighborsGo.
Each of these videos was uploaded without being edited because I wanted viewers to feel they were authenti views of my everyday experiences in China. I am, however, experienced in editing video.
This video was by far my most popular, receiving more than 60,000 views. This was the first YouTube video of the Opening Ceremonies on YouTube, and I uploaded it 15 minutes after the ceremony aired in the States. People are still viewing and commenting on it months later.
About halfway through shooting this, I realized that I was totally alone in a sea of Chinese workers and volunteers. All of my American friends were long gone. I stuck it out to get this video so I could show viewers my perspective of the Opening Ceremonies.
After my experience in Beijing, I feel confident that a news outlet could send me anywhere in the world with a video camera and a notepad, and I could emerge with intriguing, compelling stories.
Find more videos at NeighborsGo.