Freedom in Travel: Dido’s “No Freedom”

For my FX Editing class this semester, we were tasked one week to create a music video using any techniques we had learned in AfterEffects, Photoshop, and Avid thus far. The goal of the video was to present something about ourselves – sort a biographical film piece.

I could’ve easily chosen to make a high-energy jump rope video, since I’d been competing and demo-ing for twelve or thirteen years of my life. But coming back from abroad made me nostalgic for all the travelling I’ve done, and so I chosen to present the scope of the world through my eyes. I decided to show Africa, Australia, and New Zealand using Dido’s newest song “No Freedom.”

I chose “No Freedom” not because of my bias towards Dido’s easy harkening of nostalgia and emotion in general, but because the lyrics of the song created the sense of finding freedom in doing what you love. I love travelling. And I hope this video shows it.

“No freedom without love.”

P.S. Happy 60th post!

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The Safari Experience: Africa Documentary

Back in 2008, five members of the Forbes Flyers jump rope team, including myself, travelled to South Africa for the FISAC World Jump Rope Championships. We placed 3rd in overall double dutch.

I never actually posted this video series on YouTube for whatever reason, until now! Here is the 3 part documentary I made 5 years ago, featuring the competition, the safari, and all of our travels in Africa.

Oh, don’t forget to swoon at the lions.

PART ONE

PART TWO

PART THREE