At Tripfilms, we feature amazing travel videos uploaded by filmmakers around the world. Sharing your videos on Tripfilms is a way to connect and share your videos with a star-studded and marvelous community of travel filmmakers and travel video fans on Tripfilms.com, as well as to get the chance to have your videos more widely distributed on our media partner channels.
Thinking about uploading your own travel videos and joining the Tripfilms filmmaker community? Here are four reasons why you should upload your travel videos to Tripfilms.com.
1. Travel videos inspire.
Your videos can inspire travelers and bring travel inspiration to people all over the world. Travel videos can “motivate, inspire and help organize. Travel videos are also just fun to watch especially on a destination you have recently visited, or are feeling nostalgic about,” says SPESUS. Filmmaker Justin Weiler says, “Videos have the magic ability to emotionally engage with an audience and it’s what we all seek when traveling, and to be able to share that with others is a real privilege.” Filmmaker Joshua Johnson says that travel videos are “inspiration—straight up. Travel videos can get you stoked and can be a catalyst for the journey.”
“Travel videos can give you insight to places you’ve never been but may have wanted to go to. They can even attract you to places you never thought you would ever venture. That’s what is great about being able to get different perspectives through travel videos. And some filmmakers have such unique experiences that they inspire us to revisit places we’ve seen already. That’s the dopest thing about travel film—motivating someone to explore.” – Global Lipstick
You can find 50 more ways that travel videos help travelers here: Best of Tripfilms Twelve Travel Questions: What Travel Videos Can Do For You.
2. Reach a wide audience on Tripfilms.com and beyond.
When you upload your travel videos to Tripfilms.com, your video could be featured on our homepage. We constantly promote top videos and filmmakers on Tripfilms.com and on the Tripfilms blog, Facebook, Twitter, and in the weekly Tripfilms email newsletter. We have distribution agreements with MSN, Yahoo!, USA Today, Frequency, and Amazon that help Tripfilms videos be seen by an international general audience. And of course, uploading is 100% free, so it’s an easy way for you to get free promotion and distribution for your videos. You still own and retain all rights to your videos when you upload to Tripfilms.com and you can continue to upload your videos anywhere else you choose. You can find our full terms of service here: https://www.tripfilms.com/terms.
One tip: your videos are more likely to be chosen as editor’s picks and shared with our media partners if they are HD and use only non-copyrighted, royalty-free music. Your videos will also have a better chance at being distributed if you remove any “click to subscribe” tags or similar scenes that don’t apply to Tripfilms.com or partner sites.
3. Earn rewards like Amazon gift cards and paid filmmaking assignments.
Tripfilms has an awesome rewards program where you earn one point each time someone watches your video. Once you hit 1,000 views (1,000 points) you can redeem your points for a $25 Amazon gift card.
If you are interested in paid travel assignments, consider applying for a TripVlogger assignment. The TripVlogger program is a way for us to reward top Tripfilms contributors with paid assignments all over the world. All you have to do is continue uploading your amazing travel videos and then apply for a TripVlogger assignment here. We also occasionally reach out to filmmakers in the Tripfilms community to connect them with other paid commercial assignments.
Another great opportunity for travel filmmakers is sharing hotel video reviews on Hotel Confidential, our site for hotel video reviews. Next time you stay in a hotel when you travel, you can earn money for your short smartphone video reviews. Click here to learn more and sign up.
4. Become part of a vibrant community of travel filmmakers.
By sharing your videos on Tripfilms, you are joining an active community of passionate travel filmmakers who are bringing the world’s most unique places and experiences to life. Our Twelve Travel Questions interview series profiles some of our top filmmakers so you can learn expert travel and filmmaking tips from people who know. When you like our page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@tripfilms) you’ll get regular doses of travel inspiration right in your newsfeed.
If you have any questions about Tripfilms or if you have any comments, suggestions, or other feedback, we’d love to hear from you! Email Tripfilms Community Manager Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see your travel videos on Tripfilms soon! Click here to upload your travel videos.