Uzbekistan 2017

Uzbekistan 2017
2 Comments / 10 months ago

Two millennia ago, Uzbekistan was once the cradle of culture and trade right at the center of the ancient silk road. Nowadays, It is well-known for ancient cities and well preserved Islamic architecture that scattered throughout the country hence why I decided to travel there. I spent a week and a half traveling from Tashkent to Samarkand to Bukhara and then ended my trip in Khiva.

If you go to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan for the mountains, you come to Uzbekistan for the culture. Cities like Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva hold one of the most well preserved Islamic architecture in the world. Walking through these cities felt like I was walking back in time. These cities are basically open air museum cities. There is no better country to learn about the Silk Road than Uzbekistan.

For this video, I tried a different approach. Usually, in my films, I would go with a modern music and a visual showing the modern ways of life of the people in different countries, but for this one, I decided to go a more traditional route with music and visual that reflects more of what Uzbekistan represents.

I hope you enjoy this video as much as I am making them!


Location: Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva

Camera Gear: Sony a6500 + 16mm - 70mm Zeiss lens, Mavic Drone (not mine) (http://blog.bucketlistly.com/post/170304491639/advanced-travel-video-gear-guide)

Music: Haig Yazdjian & Antonis Apergis - Nihavend Ionga

Categories: khiva travel uzbekistan samarkand tashkent bukhara silk road


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Your video amazed me! How much time did you spend in Uzbekistan? What kind of courses would you recommend to create beautiful travel videos? Get in touch if you ever come and work with videos in Italy, I'd love to exchange!


Your video amazed me! How much time did you spend in Uzbekistan? What kind of courses would you recommend to create beautiful travel videos? Get in touch if you ever come and work with videos in Italy, I'd love to exchange!

Thank you Annalisa! I spent around 2 weeks in Uzbekistan traveling from Tashkent - Samarkand - Bukhara - Khiva and then crossed the border to Turkmenistan. You can easily do it in a week if you want as most tourist attractions are concentrated in one area in most cities.

For filmmaking techniques, I would follow Brandon Li on Youtube and see how he does it. He is a great travel filmmaker. Search for him on Youtube. For editing, I would start from iMovie and work yourself out from there. That's what I did. :) iMovie is easy to start and free.

I hope these help!


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