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Travel Videos

Date: Jun 02 2010

Themes: Tech, Travel

Grammar: Present Progressive Tense


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Traveling to new places is such a cool experience, we often wish we could make it last forever. But there’s always that sad moment when we have to get on a plane and head back home.

Some people try to make their trips last forever by recording them. But walking around with a camera in front of your face might not be your idea of a perfect vacation. And watching hours and hours of your travel footage might not be your friends’ idea of a great time.

Dale is taking a vacation soon. Listen to him talk with Mason about whether or not he should make videos of his trip.



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Dale:  So Mason, I’m going on a trip in about four weeks from now.

Mason:  Oh yeah?

Dale:  Yeah. Now I’m thinking since, you know, it’s kind of a family trip, I was gonna video it. But I don’t know if it’s a good thing.

Mason:  You know, it’s whatever your taste is, right? But I think you want to make sure to savor the experience, like don’t forget to experience firsthand while you’re trying to capture it on the film. So…

Dale:  You mean, like focusing on the camera rather than the situation or the environment that we’re actually in.

Mason:  Are you in the moment, or are you watching the moment, you know?

Dale:  Oh, through the camera. Yeah, that’s a tough one, because I also feel like if I don’t record I’m like, shoot, I should have had that on camera!

Mason:  Yeah. You know, I mean what are you going to do, become the next viral hit on YouTube?

Dale:  That’s true, that’s true.

Mason:  I mean, yeah, maybe you will.

Dale:  Is it better to just take pictures?

Mason:  I like the pictures. I think that’s my compromise. So I’m actually going on a trip sometime soon and I might get myself a big fancy camera. And guess what? It takes video too just in case I need to cover my bases.

Dale:  And then you just edit it and make it really nice.


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Dale is going on a trip soon and can’t decide if he should record the trip on video. Mason thinks that it is important to enjoy your vacation while it is happening. If you concentrate on making travel videos while you are on vacation, you might not be able to savor the experience as much.

Dale worries that if he doesn’t video his trip, he will regret it. But Mason says that a good compromise can be taking regular photographs. Mason is going to take a trip soon as well, and he is thinking of buying a new camera so he will be able to take lots of good pictures. The camera he wants to get also makes videos, so he has all the bases covered.

Do you like to video your trips? What else do you do to preserve your travel memories?



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In my oppinion its is a mix out of both…somtimes it is fun to have a video from a spectacular moment (jumping out of a plane or somthing) an sometimes it is mor buitiful to take a picture. The vacation will be always a part of your memory.



02:25 PM Jun 02 2010 |




yep ! i would like to video the view, the more i will do is to take pictures!

02:17 PM Jun 02 2010 |




Take video is very nice, because you can see the moment you live moving at the TV..

02:06 PM Jun 02 2010 |


Viet Nam

yeah, I agree that photos is better.

but it'll be perfect if i had someone video the trip for me. Then several years later, i may watch it, and see myself, and flash back that happy time.

09:39 AM Jun 02 2010 |




not really, to make some pictures of things i like yes but no more

i like to take some small things, like magnet on refrigerator, from places i`ve visited

09:16 AM Jun 02 2010 |




yes i do cause it remained me something

08:32 AM Jun 02 2010 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I think there's nothing to touch like experiencing a trip firsthand cz if u do otherwise, i mean …. if u keep taking pics n taping d whole trip , u can't enjoy very much! 

08:23 AM Jun 02 2010 |




it`s agood way coz it`s containing a live preview of your scens

07:36 AM Jun 02 2010 |

The sweet

The sweet

Russian Federation

I prefer to take fotos instead of filming, observing sights as it is, then watсh it on the video after the trip.

06:47 AM Jun 02 2010 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

yes. i like video my trips but as short as just memory Cool

05:42 AM Jun 02 2010 |



I don't really like to video my trips, I better someone else do that for me..haha… I just wanna 100% enjoying my trips, usually I just take pictures instead of video..

02:25 AM Jun 02 2010 |




put that camera on his head…

With no camea in hands, even in front of the face,

he will can enjoy his travel perfectly..

he just cannot forget that device on his head.. rsrsrs

12:48 AM Jun 02 2010 |

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