In this VLOG I talk about the destructive elements that we see in modern tourism.
I will not be talking about damage to fragile indigenous cultures, but rather what is happening in our own backyard - the destructive behaviour that corporations and politicians are happily inviting.
I often wonder why we embrace cultural destruction in one form and at the exact same time strongly rejects the potential of cultural enrichment coming from a different and more sincere and committed group of people?
The VLOG and this BST was made using very simple tools, an iPhone, a small RØDE lavalier microphone (from the Filmmaker Kit) and a Manfrotto/Joby Gorillapod support.
The Rode lavalier microphone is great for close mic'ing as you would expect, but also surprisingly good at capturing ambient sound, effects and voice over. It fits easily into the iphone with an SC4 adapter and is highly portable.
When you are filming with this setup you become just one of the other tourists and will fit right in ;)