A grand tour of my Luton Van home!

After converting four vans into campers and making video tours of each, it comes as a surprise that I have never done a video tour of my first conversion – my home!

I had always planned to do a van tour but as they say, tomorrow never comes. That is, until The Indie Projects get involved!

The Indie Projects are Theo and Bee. A lovely couple who film alternative living, tiny homes, and well, anything homely that is quirky and interesting. Leaders in their field, they arranged to come and meet me to do a tour. You can find their amazing YouTube channel here.

Little did I know at the time that this film making duo would become great friends!

Photo credit: The Indie Projects.

As they arrived to meet me, Bee was greeted by Ted and they became friends straight away. A tennis ball helped this bond immensely.

Making YouTube videos is something I love doing and to watch professionals in action was a super experience. Ultimately, a costly one because I then went off to purchase extra film making gadgets (details below for those interested!).

As Theo filmed me doing a guided tour of my home, Bee created a behind the scenes video in between throwing Ted’s ball.

The weather was kind to us that day, the sun was shining and the rain kept well away. Theo took plenty of video footage and photos both outside and inside the van.

Photo credit: The Indie Projects.

It was a great experience for me to watch professional film makers in action and it has to be said, these guys worked so hard. I’m well aware how much time goes into the editing afterwards but they really have got it down to a fine art.

Photo credit: The Indie Projects.

After seeing how it’s all done, I hopped online to order myself a few things to help improve my video making – or that at least was my theory!!

The first thing that struck me was I needed a shoulder supported camera mount to help me take stable footage. There’s nothing worse than the video wobbling around!

I also invested in a handy, flexible tripod for the Go-Pro as well as a good quality suction mount.

Finally, I decided to get a wireless microphone. The one thing I struggle with in my videos is getting the audio levels consistent. Hopefully this will help me out here!

Photo credit: The Indie Projects.

Massive thank you to Theo and Bee for all the time they put into creating a tour of my Luton van. Not only did they create an awesome video, they also convinced me to head to Portugal for the winter! So, you’ll be seeing more of them in future videos!

Here’s the grand tour… Enjoy!

Next stop… Portugal…..!

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6 comments on “A grand tour of my Luton Van home!
  1. Linda Ashmead says:

    Hi Rich, happy travelling. You are in the best place at the moment. Look forward to hearing more of your tour. Happy Winter Solstice Day, the best day of the year. Xxx

  2. Peter Mastenbroek says:

    Hi Richard and Ted, I wish you great travels for 2018 and a lovely time in Portugal with Theo and Bee.

    Hope to read and see many more blog posts next year.

    All the very best,

    Peter.

  3. Stephen says:

    Happy Christmas Rich and Ted ???? keep the videos coming please

  4. Laura J. Greco de Bove Carrasco-Ruíz says:

    Happy Christmas you you and Ted. Best wishes for the new year and I hope you have a fantastic time in Portugal.

  5. Dave says:

    your van has the best of all worlds a great home for man and dog happy new year Rich and Ted.

  6. David Cole says:

    Found your blog!! Davy Cole here, get a life jacket mate, friendly reminder.

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