We're not all that handy with a video camera ourselves, but plenty of travellers keen on Southeast Asia are, and it's their work we're highlighting here. Every Monday morning, 52 weeks a year, we'll be adding a new film that we think is great. As we currently list over 150 films, to allow you to get to the action quicker, we've put the table of contents at the end of this page click here to jump straight to it.
5 years in Asia from 2011 to 2016, 15 visited/lived in countries : China, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Nepal, Mongolia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka... Wonderful memories for a lifetime ! Film by Sylvain Schots
Please find below travel films about Southeast Asia which have previously been featured on Travelfish. There are a lot of them, so use the "Film list" link at right to drop to the bottom of the page where there is a full list of all the films. Happy viewing!
Thailand, Bangkok. Many things rush into my mind. I've always wanted to visit this city, and had this chance on a stopover for a few hours. It is amazing! Totally not what I expected. But see yourself! Film by Gunther Machu
A really interesting video talking about Black Hmong villagers in Lao Cai and them "selling" the homestay concept to international tour companies. Interesting that there is so much focus in training and exposing the women to what tourists want, rather than educating tourists on what the women can offer. Complicated and interesting. Film by Kyle Sandilands
2 months, 4 countries, 5 best friends, 13 flights... one minute. Film by Troy Rupp
Most definitely not your typical travel film. At the one minute mark caught us very much by surprise! Film by jill kuzman
This work was completed late 2012 in one of the several abandoned villas in the seaside town of Kep Cambodia. Film by Peacock Visuals
A look at the variety of tattoos you can see at Tiger Muay Thai & MMA Training Camp, and two local tattoo studios where guests can get inked. 'Bamboo Tattoo' and 'Protection Tattoo'. Also featuring an in depth look at traditional Thai tattoos with Tiger's Muay Boran & Krabi Krabong instructor Kru Oh. Film by Ryan Jones
Traveling, seeing the most beautiful places on earth with each other or alone. I find it the most necessary thing to do in life! We've enjoyed and we've learned a lot. Therefore I would like to share with you a glimpse of our happiness in Thailand. Film by Naomi Sharon
I enjoyed so much this peaceful island, in Thailand where we arrived by chance. I loved its roots ambiance,it is full of many nice places, and bars where to go with nice people and good music. Not too much tourism, compared to Phuket or Bali, cheap bungalows on the beach or nice ones for the same price in the coconut, good food, cheap prices and so many nice photos and videos to make there. Film by valmary
This is the life Chiang Mai. Beautiful things. Living in Chiang Mai. Good time...by Dew's. Film by JAOA FILMS
A good short travel film of camping and cycling in Laos. Film by Chilalo Errante
Travel in Malaysia/Singapore from KL to Tioman island for 1 month. Film by Ben Brnch
We have spent 60 days travelling around southeast Asia, discovering Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. It was the best experience i've ever lived.Here is the second chapter of our trip ! Film by Stanislas Denis
Travelled to Burma over Christmas, had a great time, here are some shots. Film by Ke Nguyen
My friend Robert and I spent 5 days in the jungle along the Thai-Burmese border in Tak and Kanchanaburi provinces of Thailand and in the Karen State of Burma. Film by Mike Hohman
When we pass by landscapes they appear fixed in time, but they change around us constantly. The idea behind this film is to reveal this change by returning to the same camera positions over the years. Film by Keith Loutit
Indonesia: a huge pot of religions, cultures, languages, landscapes. Magnificent temples and mosques, wild jungles, white beaches and superb surf breaks, stunning amazing fauna; we traveled across Java, Sulawesi, Borneo, Bali, Lombok, Flores, Komodo: different regions, same crazy hospitality. Film by WowTapas
The village is located on the northern lake-edge about 55 km east of Siem Reap town, more remote and with less tourists than Kampong Pluk. Visitors to Kampong Khleang during the dry season are universally awestruck by the forest of stilted houses rising up to 10 meters in the air. In wet season the waters rise up to one or two meters of the buildings. Like Kompong Pluk, Kompong Khleang is a permanent community within the flood plain of the Lake, with an economy based in fishing and surrounded by flooded forest. But Kompong Khleang is significantly larger with nearly 10 times the population of Kompong Pluk, making it the largest community on the Lake. Film by Ryan Fallon
Shot in Bangkok, Tupkaek beach, Hong Islands, Phi Phi Islands, Chicken Island, Poda Island, Phra Nang and Tup Island. Film by Cyril Balta
Soon after arriving Myanmar, the country moved to the top of my "Countries With the Nicest, Most Welcoming People" list. I don't think I saw a single person not smiling the entire stay. Film by Kaspar Henmo
Shot this video in 2 weeks when we travelled from Ho Chi Minh City to the capital of Hanoi. Vietnam is a real paradise destination for backpackers as the country has so much to offer. Film by Jorgo Kokkinidis
Uproot Life: "Photography was a mean of drawing. If you have to correct it, it's a next picture" Film by 2is0
"You do not need a colour to describe the beauty of Indonesia". Film by Giri Prasetyo3
"I'd never been on a boat before". Film by Asiantrip TV
Shot during a two day kayaking trip, this film takes you on a journey through Tham Khoun Xe on the Xe Bang Fai River. Tham Khoun Xe is a river cave carved by the mighty Xe Bang Fai River and is located in Hin Nam No National Protected Area in central Laos. At 7 km long and with an average width and height of 76m and 56m respectively, it is considered one of the largest active river caves in the world. Film by Ryan Deboodt
Using animation, sounds warping and time shifts this video runs forwards and backwards looking for forgotten details, mimicking the way memories are replayed in the mind. Film by Patrick Bergeron
Journey across the north of Laos from Luang Prabang to Vientiane. Treks, homestays, farmwork, cooking, kayaking, cities, villages, temples, markets...and a lot of bumpy roads! Film by Ella
I made this video during my three month trip through Southeast asia. All the footage was shot and edited on an iphone 4. This clip is as raw as it gets. No fancy title animations, no color grading, no tripods. Back to the basics! Film by Peter Schagen
Set off on a 1650Km north to south journey: capturing the best wonders of Vietnam: Hanoi ancient quarter, the breathtaking Halong Bay, the claustrophobic caves in Trang An, the glamorous fabric merchants in Hoi An, the secret temples inside the marble mountain in Da Nang, the historical old capital Hue, the wet and tropical mekong delta and the white sandy beaches at Phu Quoc. Film by Oliver Astrologo
We spent two and a half days adventuring the mountainous plateau of Ha Giang province, Vietnam. Every scene we rode through was breath-taking. Enjoy my very first travel video! Film by Tung Dinh
We're big fans of Ko Kut in eastern Thailand. Watch this and you'll see why! Film by Carmine Giammetta
I was traveling by myself and had no set plans until the week I left for Bali where I ended up meeting three Indonesian guys through Instagram and explored the island of Bali with them. Film by Michael Matti
In July 2015, Ali and I went on a small journey through Thailand. Film by 2+3 Productions
Talk about gaining a new perspective on a fish market! Film by Manolin Santiago
Yes, a plane would certainly have been quicker, more comfortable, and perhaps even cheaper. But there’s something in the ability to trace the curved coastline of Indochina on a map and remember covering every inch of it on the ground. Here is Vietnam viewed from the rails of the Reunification Express. Film by Five Eye Films
This summer i went on a family holiday with my parents, brother, and his girlfriend. We spent 2 weeks travelling around the Sarawak province of Malaysian Borneo, before spend the last 3 days on the Perhentian Islands off the east coast of mainland Malaysia. ALL wildlife in this film is in its natural habitat, The wild. Film by Matt Ferrington
We spent almost three months traveling across the Indochinese peninsula, discovering Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. This is a small glimpse of what we saw. Film by Janis Brod
Here is my 2nd travel video. I had such a great time in Bali, Ijen crater, Bromo M.t, Lembongan Island... for 10 days. Really hope you enjoy my video and share with someone else who love travel like me. Film by nhi dang
In September 2014 my brother with me travelled Vietnam, 45 days amazing adventures. Film by Georgy Tarasov
This catalogs my visit to China, Cambodia, and Thailand over the course of a week. I only was able to spent 2 days in each country and see just a few of the highlights, but I captured footage with my drone along the way. Film by Sam Tielemans
I recently backed a bag and ran away to Southeast Asia for awhile, I quickly found a crummy motorcycle for $300 and hit the road. After 6,000 km, five countries, and four months, the trip was everything I had hoped it'd be. Innumerable amounts of friendly faces and beautiful places, from scuba diving in the Gulf of Thailand, spelunking in the jungles of Vietnam, floating down the Mekong in Laos, exploring ancient cities in Cambodia or climbing mountain karsts in China's Li River valley. I fell in love with the Emerald Triangle as its called, and put together this collection of moving stills, timelapses and clips to share some of my experiences on the road and hopefully inspire you to get out there too! It is a land which promises to never disappoint! Film by Garret Suhrie
Just enthralling. Directed by Jan Wentz. Film by nicholas berglund
Phnom Penh: City of chaos and beauty. Film by worldsurfr
Six chapters about the people of Bali. A cultural journey filmed over a month of living on the island. This is their world through my eyes. Film by Brandon Li
A week in Myanmar. This beautiful and humble land surprised me with their kindness and sincerity. Mingalabar Myanmar! [Hello Myanmar!] Film by Fidyyana Latiff
Roadtrip in Cambodia with a Go Pro - (Thx editing Camille Grangier / Music Bad Kids - Black Lips) Film by Jean-Charles Bordes
This harrowing expedition pushed a group of mountaineers to the mental and physical brink; carving them Down To Nothing. A six-person team from The North Face and National Geographic attempted to summit an obscure peak in Myanmar (Hkakabo Razi) to determine if it is Southeast Asia’s highest point. Film by The North Face
A personal portrait of a magical journey through the golden kingdom of Myanmar.... Film by A glimpse into
A glimpse of our 21 day adventure in Thailand.... Film by Brandon Lied
A quick run through the classic northern Thailand scooter loop... Film by Benny Arts
The places where I shot are: Kratie, Kampot, Phnom penh, Sihanoukville, Bamboo island, Mekong river, Kampong chlnang, Kampong Cham, Kep, Rabbit Island, Battambang, Pursat, Angkor, Siem Reap, Angkor Thom... Film by Nicholas Bailleul
On November 2013, we went for the third time in Asia, this time to immerse ourselves in the nature and the slow pace of Laos. A journey of a month that has brought us almost back in time, between relaxed people who live to the rhythm of the sun, small villages built on winding roads, dust, coffee powder, waterfalls and unspoilt nature. Discovering a simple life, made of smiles, peace and happiness between the banks of the Mekong. Film by Antonio Correnti
Video of our trip from Kota Bharu to Jerantut, A 5:20am taxi, a 6 hour train, a 130km hitch hike and a 1 hour bus. Film by Ryan Magee
In October 2013 I traveled for 40 days between Thailand and Laos.Such an amazing experience exploring different cultures,lifestyle,people,food etc.This is a glimpse of what I saw through my 40 days of traveling. Film by Rodrigo Valsamis
While backpackers visit a small village in remote northern Laos in search of a traditional experience, the inhabitants of the village discover the attractions of the West. Two worlds meet at the crossroads of their respective desire; the one longing for authenticity, the other for modernity. In this micro-cosmos, their encounter leaves no one unchanged and tells the story of friendship and how we relate to others in a globalized and rapidly changing world. Film by Cinema Delicatessen
Away from home for two years we ended our journey by 4 months and a half in South East Asia (Indonesia - Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia - Myanmar/Burma - Thailand). Here is the video of the amazing experience we had. Film by Sophiet Lobet & Sylvain Coppens
We travelled a lot the last 48 hours, roundabout 1500km when we left Phnom Penh to spent the second part of our trip on Koh Lanta in the south of Thailand. Finally we reached our destination and were very exhausted. We decided to take a rest at the beach for the whole afternoon. Film by Jan Henkel Videography
A great short film covering Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi. Film by JustLove
This video show the trip we did with a couple of friends to South East Asia. The footage is from Indonesia and Thailand. From Indonesia the main scenes are from Bali and Jogyakarta. In Thailand we went all through the country, from south to north. Film by Arturo Grez
A dreamy short film on Ninh Binh -- Vietnam's "Ha Long Bay on the land" Film by lamtom.
A good diving heavy video summing up a trip around Sulawesi and Lombok, Indonesia. Film by delffi.
Short video on the street food scene in Manila -- amusing mention for cigarettes. Film by Paolo Ruiz
Short video of my Indonesia/medical elective trip May-Aug 2014. Filmed in Bali, Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, G-Land and the Mentawai islands. I stayed at a surfcamp called Matungou in the northern Mentawai islands - highly recommend going there! All filmed with my gopro3+ black and a few sequence shots from DSLRs. Film by angusmuzz
A journey through Vietnam and Cambodia -- with a bit of rain. Film by David Couderq
Fadaelo is from the Manggarai language of western Flores. It means 'love each other' and it was the name of the ship we lived on for three days in Flores. Film by Giri Prasetyo
We don't speak a word of French, but the scenery in this video, especially towards the end up around Muang Khua and the Vietnamese border, is excellent. Their website, Into the Wheel also looks to be a solid resource for long distance cyclists in the region.
Ever wondered how those streetside noodles get made? Here's how. By DEV-CONTROL.com
This video of my whole SE Asia trip and the certain highlights of it. The main clips were filmed in: Kanchanaburi, Chiang Mai, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta, Maya Bay, Koh Larn, Kuala Lumpur, Ubud, Monkey Forest, Gili's, Senggigi, Mount Rijani, Koh Rong, Vang Vieng, Mui Ne, Dalat By Lisa Somboon
Southwind: A journey thru Southeast Asia. By zoomion
Two in a row from Ryan Deboodt, but this one is a cracker. Meet the largest cave in the world.
Says Ryan Deboodt: "A collection of timelapse footage from my travels including clouds in the would's largest cave. I have been working on this project for awhile now and not yet fully finished. Shots from Vietnam, Myanmar, and Nepal."
Says Simon Krämer: In "2014 I spent a semester abroad in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. From there I traveled various places throughout the country, met wonderful people and had amazing new experiences. This video is an ode to the country, its people and all fellow companions that crossed my way!"
Says choopacabra: "349 days, 36,000 miles, $15,000 USD, half my body weight in sweat, one motorcycle purchase, one camera dropped in a bowl of Balinese chicken soup, one 3AM shoulder dislocation, one 4:30AM shoulder relocation (thanks Justin), one dengue fever scare, one violent bout with food poisoning, one too few bowls of khao soi, one too many late night 7/11 toasties, several hundred dollars worth of cha yen, a rediscovered love for two wheeled vehicles, and a newfound one for sharks – these are a few things that come to mind when I think about this past year. It’s impossible to sum up my trip in a two and a half minute video, but I tried anyways. Enjoy!"
Says Marcin Kepka: "A journey through Myanmar in 2012. We spend three weeks in this beautiful country enjoying every moment."
Says Patrick Corpataux: "This is the first episode of a series about Laos which shows our unforgettable trip in Summer 2013."
Says Ben Walton: "A short film showing the highlights of our 3 month trip around parts of South East Asia. The trip is ongoing and we are now in Bali, followed by Australia and then New Zealand, so more footage to come!"
Says Rahim Jiwani: "Adventures in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos (French Indochina). Follow us as we venture through Saigon, Dalat, Jungle Treks, Canyoning, Abeseiling, Phong Na Ke Bang National Park, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Siem Reap to see Angkor Wat and Luang Prabang. Packed with action." Indeed.
Locations on Java Island in Indonesia: Jakarta, Pangandaran, Batu Karas and villages around, Yogyakarta, Borobudur, Prambanan, Ngadisari, Cemoro Lawang, Gunung Bromo, Ijen Plateau. Film by Serge Maheu.
Says Martijn Hermans "This is a video of my 4 month backpack trip through S/E Asia. We visited Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and Singapore. I was completely inexperienced when it comes to film making, I got in to it through the love for photography I've been developing over the past few years. I've had a lot of fun filming it, going through the footage and finally editing it! Longing already for the next trip."
Says MJ Studio "A shortcut through our trip to Thailand. Places include Koh Chang, Railay, Ao Nang, Koh Yuk, Koh Lanta, Koh Kradan, Bamboo Island, Paradise Island, Phi Phi, Phrnang Beach, Koh Poda, Koh Rok, Bangkok, and probably more names we couldn't remember."
Says iker san martin garcia "This is a little footage of different islands around somewhere in the south east asia. Spend many years all around that area and seen how fast grow the tourist in the last 10 years..."
Says Marco Santi "We arrived in Phnom Penh by boat through the Mekong River and we spent about 8 days going up the country till Battambang, via Siem Reap. Cambodia is fantastic and really varied: we moved from completely uncivilized areas to touristic places full of charm, like the archaeological site of Angkor, structures that leave you totally breathless. This is 'my' Cambodia."
"The Man Who Built Cambodia" is a 24 minute documentary that captures the genius of Vann Molyvann and his fall from favour. In a new age that values progress at all costs, can his legacy survive and guide Cambodia into a new era?
Says One World To See, "The first thing who comes out when you visit Laos is the rhythm of life very slow. A rhythm I took with the sound of the Mekong River in the 4000 islands, staying with a local family. A little place of heaven on earth... Then, I learnt how to be patient will all the motorbikes problems in the Bolovens and Thakhek loops but we've been rewarded by the nice landscapes and friendly people. After 3 weeks, my trip ended in Luang Prabang, north of Laos, in one of the most beautiful cities of SEA even if it became quite touristy."
In the month of April of 2013, a bunch of friends went to the Borneo Island to complete their main mission, to conquer Mount Kinabalu (4,095 metres). They did it in two days. The view was beautifully breathtaking throughout the journey while climbing the the mountain. Here's the video of the trip that has been shot is some places that we visited in Borneo. Film by Firdaus Hashim.
Says Bonnie Trinh "Made a ton of friends from around the world, swam in waterfalls, learnt how to ride a moped, went on a jungle trek, saw incredible sunrises/sunsets, zip-lined through the Chiang Mai jungle, experienced a (hungover) bus ride that had 726 curves in the road, did a cooking class, checked out the live music scene, visited temples, ate 10 meals a day, had a tarantula crawl all over my body....& lastly had moments where I asked myself 'What have you gotten yourself into?' before eating coagulated blood/getting chased by feral dogs at 1am/drinking enough Sang Som to sink the Titanic."
Travelfish member comtam3000 spent a month motorcycling Vietnam. Filmed with a GoPro Hero Black. Music by Ta-Ku -- Higher (Flume Remix). See their travel blog at camgeisler.wordpress.com.
We’re Drew White and Sam Marks. We are going to be traveling the world for a while and decided to capture as much as we can. We just got done running around Thailand strapped with our GoPros, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, and Canon 60D and seriously had the time of our lives. From the best beaches in the South, to the hustle and red lights of Bangkok, to the legendary Songkran festival of Chiang Mai, we hope you enjoy how we saw the legendary Land of Smiles.
Si Phan Don > Pakse > Vientiane > Vang Vieng > Luang Prabang > Nong Khiaw > Muang Ngoi Neua > Oudomxay > Luang Nam Tha > Muang Sing... in just a few minutes. Film by We had a bad idea
A stunning series of timelapses taken overlooking Mount Bromo in Java, Indonesia. Keep an eye out for the lights from climbers. Film by HuiChieh
For our 100th travel film we selected the lovely Morning of the world by Günther Gheeraert. Sometimes it really is the simplest things in life that are the most lovely. Looks to have been filmed entirely on Bali, Indonesia.
Says Britt Q: In June of 2014, I spent a few weeks jungle trekking in Sumatra, climbing active volcanoes across Java, and getting ripped off in Bali. This is my first experience making a video. I have much to learn but I had fun.
Ko Pha Ngan - from boxing and boxing to the Full Moon Party. Film by Christian Desjardins.
If this doesn't get you packing for Koh Rong, nothing will. Film by Henry Napier-Brown.
Thinking about visiting Thailand's Ko Lipe? You'll probably enjoy this film by youngman from January 2013.
From Mongolia to Indonesia
Film by Kilometres & megapixels
"All you've got to do is decide to go and the hardest part is over ... so go!"
Film by VascoCastanheira
If this is the trailer we can't wait to see the real thing. Film by Cor Lievendag.
Exploring some beautiful locations in northern Vietnam. Film by Gabriel Menassier.
Says Marty Mellway: I've been to Indonesia many time in the past while travelling through Asia and I have always wanted to show people how I see Bali. Most of the time I hear travellers talking about Bali and its all negative. Too many beaches, too many drunk tourists, and too many eat pray lovers looking for spiritual awakening. I want to show them that at the heart of this place there is something that drew people here a long time ago. Something more than beaches and bars. I'm no good at writing so I wont attempt to tell you what makes this place special, see for yourself. This wasn't just a holiday for me, it was more like going home.
By Philip Bloom. This was shot on my holiday (yes my passion is also my job!) alongside some stuff for my GH4 review. Koh Yao Noi is one of the least developed islands in Thailand despite being right in the middle of the most touristic bay there. It's a little haven of real Thailand with just 18km of roads. The post on his own shooting film blog is also very interesting.
Filmed and shot on location in Malaysia by artisland: Kota Kinabalu Park, Tropical Garden, The Poring Hot Springs, Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, Kuching City, Sarak Cultural Village, Longhouse, Sandakan, Tawau
A great short travel film by Michael Parisien going through some of the highlights of Burma. Includes Yangon, Bagan, Kalaw to Inle Lake, and Ngapali beach.
Yet another Happy! video - this time on our favourite Thai island, Ko Kut. Enjoy!
A dreamy short video by Dusit Sema-ngern of travelling in Ko Tao, Thailand. We particularly liked the free diving sequences -- fancy wetsuits!
Whether soaring over 2,000 pagodas at sunrise in Bagan, boating through Inle Lake's floating fishing villages, or simply interacting with the locals, you quickly realise Myanmar is a true gem. Armed with a couple of Canons and overpriced lenses, we shot this during our 9 day adventure in Myanmar. We've never met a kinder, more hospitable people in our lives. Film by Chris Brosz
This is a personal project of my last trip to Vietnam. We travel for one month across Vietnam, from south to north, and spend about 90-100 hours in buses, motorbikes and bycicles. The timelapses were made in: Muiné, Dalat, Hoian, Hue, Ninh Binh And Sapa.
Writes Matt Hannon: "The people of Mentawai, especially those of the traditional persuasion are easily the most welcoming, humbling and richest of communities I have come across in my travels. I believe they (like many indigenous cultures) represent a time and a world that demands respect for the natural environment, community and balanced spirituality. Theirs is a paradigm long forsaken by the modern trappings of big cities and belligerent profit margins. Information is not always easy to obtain, but to my knowledge many areas within Mentawai have in 2014, managed to deter the palm oil companies, whilst other villages are still in negotiations. Other villages still have relinquished traditional titles of the land, and have consequently been locked into development concessions that render the land in question 'State owned'."
In which JustLove takes a quick spin around Langkawi and Kuala Lumpur.
Enthralling aerial footage by Patrick Firouzian. We loved the initial shots from Inle Lake in Burma.
An energetic reflection of unforgettable experiences from 3 weeks in Vietnam. Come see it with Chris Arnold.
Guillaume Brun has this short video motorbiking in Laos. By the looks of things he's on a big trip -- see his round the world trip for more details. We have two questions: 1) Where in Laos is this road? and 2) What on earth does the other guy have on the back of his motorbike!
Dens32 visits Singapore across Lunar New Year 2014.
Vincent de Haan: "This is a compilation of my Southeast Asia trip. In the last 4 months of 2013 I traveled through Indonesia, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Myanmar, Taiwan, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos. For more of my photos follow me on vincentdehaan.tumblr.com."
Jez O'Hare took a trike microlight trip during September 2011 across SE Sulawesi, Flores, Sumbawa and East Java in Indonesia.
Recent trip to Perhentian Island with my favorite boys. Filmed And Edited By Meel Lao. Music By The First Time.
Filmed in and around Bangkok, Pai, Mae Hong Son and the Thailand / Myanmar border region in late July 2013. This edit is an attempt at re-creating the visceral nature of my experience there.
Shot and Edited by Justin Heaney
Film by David Bertschinger Karg. This summer I went to Indonesia once again. I went back because of all those perfect surfspots. Due to pretty much no swell during the two weeks I was there, I had lots of time to point my camera at everything else I like about this country.
Next to all the picture perfect moments we tourists experience in this country, there are the local people who make all this happen for us. I started to stroll through cities and tried to capture the daily grind of the locals.
I appreciate that the local people showed me their world and let me experience Indonesia in a new way.
On location in Phnom Pehn and the rural village of Anluk Leak, Roberto Serrini was able to explore the cinematic beauty of this land from the sky. A truly amazing experience, as many of these children have never seen a working television, let alone a flying drone; the mixture of excitement, trepidation, and awesome wonder was a treat to see on their faces.
"Being extremely passionate about aerial cinematography, I've had the amazing opportunity to shoot in dozens of cities, countries, and in four continents around the world. No matter where I am, the beauty of the world never ceases to fill me with excitement."See more.
A short clip from Angelo Zinna's last trip in Timor Leste. Images from Dili, Atauro Island, Baucau, Lospalos.
Filmed by Patrick Schecht throughout north and south Thailand over 40 days and nights.
We really liked this short film by Anna Kozdurova & Aleksey Kinyapin based on a trip in 2012. They don't cover a lot of ground, but what they do is recorded beautifully -- great edit too!
Francisco Aliwalas ventured to Phu Quoc Island, in Vietnam, with Top Chef Spike Mendelsohn where we explored a richly textured wet market.
Marc and Allison took a 6 week trip to South East Asia!
Filmed by Allison
A travel video from Myanmar, filmed over 3 weeks in Yangon, Inle Lake, Bagan, Kalaw, Mandalay and more..
Filmed by Michael Bainbridge
Lots of dreamy Luang Prabang classics in this film by Alessandro Lentati
Filmed and edited by Rupert Höller
Camera: Canon 600D
Editing: Final Cut Pro 7
Music: lfm-collective - Tuk Tuk
mixed by Mario Fartacek
mastered by Felix Sturmberger
Our man in Burma, Christopher Ian Smith travelled to the Nat Pwe Festival in Taungbyone, Burma (Myanmar) in 2013. Here is his report. Nat Kadaws, Nat brothers and people from all over Myanmar come together in the small village for a week long festival, revolving around the full moon in August.
Film by Leigh Griffiths: After briefly experiencing Bangkok, we had two weeks ahead of us in Central and Southern Laos. First up was backpacker's favourite, Vang Vieng where activities were fundamental (according to one of my fellow travellers). This would be the last time I would see my brand new HD Gopro due to a combination of alcohol and the famous Mekong River. This video only shows the first half of the Laos trip, after which we journey south for a whole different experience again.
Song: Emerald Dreams by Koda
Outstanding! A&Y films 5 friends traveling through Bali Island, Indonesia. Balangan, Tanah Lot, Pura Taman Ayun, Ubud, Kintamani, Gunung Kawi, Batur, Tengallalang, Pura Luhur Batukao, Tirta Empul, Tirta Gangga, Amed, Munduk, Air Sanih, Padangbai, Ulu Watu, Karma Kandara
Recorded with the Canon 60d + EF 18-135mm + EF35mm 2.0
Music: Overgrown (excerpt), Take a fall for me (feat. RZA) by James Blake
Simon Essl covers many of the crowd pleasing spots in Vietnam as two travel companions travel the country from top to tail.
Vincent Dolman has put a great little film together highlighting the challenges that farmers in Cambodia are STILL facing regarding mines. With interviews and some beautiful shots. See MAG for more information on how you can help.
A film by Waldo Feraldo: A potpourri of shots taken during a six week trip around Southeast Asia in February and March 2013. The locations are mostly based in Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines. Shots were taken using a Gopro3, a Nikon 1 and an iPhone4. The music is from Jake Bugg, "2 Fingers".
Freddy and Shirley travel Vietnam by motorbike. Some great shots taken from the bike.
This week's film, by Cedric, follows two travellers as they explore Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Ko Samui and more -- not always the best weather!
In December 2011, Enzo Angilletta and partner spent their holidays in Vietnam. A ride through different spots from North to South, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh. Sapa, Halong Bay, Da Lat, Nha Trang are some of the spots they explored.
Indonesia's Togean Islands offer stunning marine scenery and a great way to access it is by jumping off a rickety pier... Here we offer you a three-minute glimpse into life at Island Retreat, which includes rather a lot of leaping off into the wild green-blue.
Everyday in and around Phnom Penh in 2011. Captured by Ayrton Orio
Great film by vibert on how to build a train, when there's no loco at all... Discover the amazing Cambodian Bamboo train!
The French travellers at Asia Trip TV takes a beach break on Malaysia's Perhentian islands. Not a bad view to wake up to!
Shot on a Canon 60D with Samyang 14mm & Canon 50mm
Sultry Thailand is the focus of our highlighted film this week, by Zooadventurer. This black and white film set to Where He At has a strong "wet" theme, from stills of fish to footprints disappearing in sand. We loved all four minutes of it.
Shot randomly with a crummy Panasonic GF1, kit lens and 20mm pancake.
Music: Raz Ohara And The Odd Orchestra - Where He At
Shot & Edited by Jon Roura
Filmed in Thailand in the cities Bangkok, Pattaya and Chiang Mai. Originally my vacation would be an entire month but I had a motorcycle accident and had to stop this amazing trip after 10 days.
Shot on: Canon 60d with 18-200mm.
Software: Adobe Premiere
Music: "Hoppípolla" by "Sigur Rós"
Anna Jura takes a trip to Koh Rong island, off the south coast of Cambodia, for Khmer New Year in April 2011. Featuring Aaron, Shirley and Anna.
See and feel it in your heart! This is the first time i went to SAPA,the north of vietnam. I promised myself, I will go to SAPA again and again.....Thanks.
Director : TER
Shot by: CANON 7D
Artist: Bruno Coulais
Timelapse of Ernest Zacharevic at the junction of Armenian Street & Pitt Street, Penang, Malaysia 25 - 29 June, 2011
Film by: Ownlypenang
Soundtrack : Young Folks by Peter, Bjorn & John.
For more info see: ownlypenang.com/
The Gili Islands off Lombok offer some reasonable snorkelling conditions and as this video shows -- turtles too. Video by Mathias B
Krabi is famous for its rockclimbing -- now here is a pretty impressive video of people basejumping off the same cliffs. Video by clairmariebasegirl
Never Go To Thailand, directed by Brian Camusat, is a lovely montage of some of the greatest hits of the kingdom -- from the underwater world, to green countryside, sweaty clubs and street food, this is bound to have you remembering something lovely about your own visit -- or looking forward to one.
A month in Burma, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia by Jan Brettschneider. Looks like every had an absolute ball of a time.
Music: MitiS - Written Emotions & Henry Krinkle - Stay
4 Minutes In Asia is a short video narrative of four stunningly beautiful countries: Thailand, Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia. All footage shot on a hand held, second hand camera.
We are cycling around the world. On the South East Asia leg of our journey, we found ourselves surprisingly stuck in the middle of the Cardamon mountains on really narrow and wild tracks. Read more about the trip here -- fabulous stuff!
From the towering Petronas towers to the streets of Little India.Produced by Silvan Pictures
A stroll in the jungle nearly goes wrong as dusk sets in...
Ten days in Thailand (covering Chiang Mai, Ko Lanta, Ko Phi Phi and Phuket) with a Panasonic GH2 + Voigtländer 25mm F 0.95.
Editing : Final Cut Pro X
Grading : Magic Bullet Looks
Film by : Fredparis11
Thanks to Leon Visser and 5Mars for their advice and for being so inspiring !
Postcard from Bali
Shot, edited and graded by Stephan Kot
:: Camera : Canon 5D Mk II
:: Lenses : Canon 50mm 1.4 - Canon 100mm 2.0
:: Indislider Mini
:: Editing/Grading : After Effects - Magic Bullet Looks
:: Music : Helios - Bless This Morning Year
Singapura is the Malay name for Singapore, meaning "The Lion City." The Merlion statue, with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, watches over the city from Marina Bay at One Fullerton Place. It's surrounded by Marina Park, the Esplanade, the Fullerton Hotel and the new Marina Sands Resort, three tall structures connected with a green roof deck designed in the shape of a Chinese character. Lazily winding it's way through the heart of this metropolis is the Singapore River. This video was shot over a period of two weeks on location in Singapore.
Film by Rick Macomber
Camera: Canon HV40
Soundtrack: "An Ending" by Brian Eno
Special thanks to Tampines Mall street musician: "Mas"
A short video shot in Thailand during a vacation in February 2011 using a Canon 5d Mark II with a 24-105mm. Scenes from Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Ko Phi Phi, Phuket and Ko Yao.
Film: Candice Deluxe Bittencourt
Music by: Chill Purpose - Beautiful day
What looks like a very bumpy 200km bicycle ride from the Golden Triangle to Xieng Kok on the Lao/Burma border.
Film: Andrzej Budnik
Small time lapse from Hanoi's traffic at night, craaaazy crossing. Shot with a Canon HV20 in TV mode shutter at 6.
I great video of the Elephant Conservation Centre in Sayaboury, Laos. If you're into elephants, you're going to want to watch this.
Film: Adri Berger
This is the fourth out of five Episodes about a trip to SouthEast Asia in Fall 2010. Stefan, Clemens and Vincent were travelling in a Landrover through Malaysia, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia for 2 months.
Film by Vincent Urban & Clemens Krüger
Music by Moonface - "Marimba & Shit-Drums".
BALI - Indonesia. Filmed and edited by Andrew Melikov. Camera: Canon 5D Mark II, Lenses: Canon 100mm 2.8 macro, Zeiss 50mm 1.4 regular
Editing: Final Cut Pro
Color correction: Color Finesse 3
Music: helios - cross the ocean
An outstanding timelapse that will show you the Cambodian capital in a light you've never seen before.
Film by: Andyblalock
Music by: choose me ii by xilent
Moseying down the Mekong.
Shot and Edited by Mat Szwajkos
Music by: Pham Duc Thanh "By the Light of the Moon"
The many possible origins and meanings of the Loy Krathong lantern festival are explored as a Thai tuk tuk driver explores its meaning in her own life.
A really outstanding film on the Loy Krathong celebrations in Northern Thailand from Jeffrey Waldron. We just love this film and think it is one of the best we've featured so far. Excellent storytelling and beautiful to watch.
Directed/Photographed/Music by Jeffrey Waldron.
Produced by Sarah Waldron and Jeffrey Waldron.
Crossing into Laos in the far north (from Thailand), Asha and I took the slow boat down the Mekong to Luang Prabang before venturing up the Ou River to visit rural villages and witness a boat racing festival. Returning to charming Luang Prabang, we got involved in the three day long New Year's festivities (a giant watertight), before heading to Vang Vieng and Vientiane. We rented scooters and did the Thakhek loop, a 450 km loop around central Laos, and rode a canoe through the 7.5km long Konglor cave. After a stop off in Pakse, we made it to Si Phan Don (4000 Islands), before our time was up.
Film by Asha & Ryan
Music: See the world by Gomez
This is the second video we've featured by Asha and Ryan - be sure to check out their The Scooter Diaries further down!
Kuala Lumpur: super-modern buildings juxtaposed with various cultural enclaves and with a little of Asia’s chaos thrown in. My time lapse explores how the city changes from day to night highlighting how spaces dramatically alter during the course of a few hours.
In mid 2012 we travelled across Bali with the Hanna Butler, winner of the World Nomads 2012 Travel Writing Scholarship. As is often the case in Bali, we stumbled upon the unexpected.
Film by World Nomads TV.
Flying, diving, sunning and partying on Thailand's Ko Phi Phi. While this film isn't of the highest res, it is worth watching for the aerial shots alone. Truly magnificent islands.
Film by Tiberiu Molnar.
Thousands of monks join in meditation, during a ceremony in front of the Royal Palace to mourn His Majesty King Father Norodom Sihanouk. Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 20 October 2012.
Film by Kampuchea Party Republic.
A short video from a 24 day trip to Myanmar (Burma).
We love the dreamy soundtrack and especially the train and train station sequences here -- so rich. Also the way the light streams into the market and onto those mangoes - yummo!
Film by Pravin Narsing. Music: Aldgate Pattern by Little People.
For 'The Lion City', the idea behind the extension of the tilt shift technique is for focus and distance to be something the viewer can experience. It also doubles to communicate the constant heat and humidity that hits you whenever you leave the comfort of air conditioning in Singapore.
A compilation of footage taken throughout Cambodia and Laos filmed on our one month trip this year. This is the final of a four part series. The music was taken from the soundtrack of one of my favourite movies called Sunshine. Cambodia and Laos were amazing places to visit. We are so used to rolling in and out of countries so quickly that taking our time through Cambodia was very refreshing and one of our favourite trips ever. The people and the sights are were fantastic and if you happen to get some time to spend in Laos then do so! It was definitely a highlight of our trip.
Film by mojo43
This enjoyable, just over three minute film takes the viewer to some of Thailand's more popular islands, including Ko Samui and Ko Nang Yuan. See just how many spots you can pick. Shot entirely on an iPhone.
Film by ArtIsland
Anyone who has travelled through mainland Southeast Asia will recognise many of the locations in this 13 minute film -- we certainly did! It is a good example of how travelling during the monsoon need not mean all-day every-day torrential rain -- far from it.
From Pedro: Video journal of a trip through Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia during the monsoon season. Learning again how to look at the others.
Film by Pedro Ballesteros
The Karimunjawa Islands are a little-known archipelago off the northern coast of Central Java. Very well regarded for the pristine beaches and glorious snorkelling, this interesting video made in conjunction with the Wildlife Conservation Society of Indonesia Marine Program shows a challenging flipside to the area. Working with the community to alter destructive fishing habits, a slow but steady transition from cyanide fishing to fish farming has resulted in reef renewal and growth in fish stocks. While not awash in stunning beach scenes, the film is well worth a watch -- perhaps it'll get your feet itching enough to visit the Karimunjawa Islands and employ a fisherman for a few snorkelling trips!
Film by Gekko Studio
Really enjoyed this film which follows the travails of five skateboarders cum motorcyclists as they ride the length of Vietnam top to tail. Especially liked the characterisations of what buying and riding a motorbike in Vietnam can be like, though it's probably not quite the day to day battle with death that it finishes on! Great to see a film taking a different view on travel in the country.
Skateboarder Magazine: "We probably should have intervened when our Senior Photographer Jonathan Mehring got together with the globetrotting filmer Patrik Wallner to concoct some harebrained excursion to Vietnam for a skateboarding trip, especially when they started throwing motorbikes into the mix. But as they say, the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward, which is probably why the likes of Jerry Hsu, Keegan Sauder, Joey Pepper, Javier Mendizibal and Michael "Michi" Mackrodt were game to accompany them on this journey down nearly the entire length of Vietnam despite some of their limited past experience with riding motorbikes."
Directed, Filmed & Edited by Patrik Wallner
Really liked this film. Begins in Southern Vietnam, through the Delta, then Cambodia, a flooded Phnom Penh, the beach and islands (Koh Tonsay maybe?) and Angkor, finishing off in Bangkok. Loved the coffee guy at around the five and a half minute mark and lots of outstanding portraits. Double thumbs up!
From the film maker:
Impressions from our last trip to south east. :)
Music Paul Wex. (c) 2012
Shot with a 7D, all handheld, unfortunately no IS....Enjoy!
If you like this, you might like this (newer one) as well: vimeo.com/47767166.
reUP: Rec.709 color fixed.
© Paul Wex
In 2011, I spent six months backpacking throughout South East Asia with two friends. We visited Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, the Philippines, Cambodia and Indonesia. The trip saw us take on many challenges and partake in a range of exciting new activities. This video highlights some of the best moments and experiences of our trip.
Thanks to my brother Andy for helping process the timelapse photos!
Equipment used - Canon EOS 7D, GoProHD, DIY Slider
Music: Jónsi - Boy Lilikoi
A visual trip through Burma.
Film shot with: 5dMk2 - 24-105mm L, 50mm 1.4, 7d - 15-135mm EF and a GoPro Hero2.
Join Malia, Mark, and I as we travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh, Siem Reap to Sihanoukville!
Written, photographed, narrated and edited by Michael Parisien. Featuring: Malia Robello, Mark Parisien, Casey Whisler, Erin Leddy, with Re-Shir-Dan Miranda as "The Norwegian", and Ot the Tour Guide as "Martin Short".
Video by Michael Parisien
Me and my mate booked flights to Bangkok and both were so pushed by the idea of having a full seven weeks in Southeast Asia that we decided to buy a GoPro Camera and create a memory that extends normal photos.
The only thing planned for our trip was the "Gibbon Experience" in Laos. Basically it's a drive/hike into the jungle that brings you more then six hours away from civilisation - and this is where the adventure starts. The only people around you are the other five group members and your two guides. The guides lead the way, look after security, and provide self-cooked food in the absolutely breathtaking 50 metre-high treehouses. We stayed three days in the area, swam in ponds (with plenty of leeches for company), hiked over six hours a day and zip-lined 120 metres above stunning valleys. The whole project is a non-destructive way of tourism, where we didn't leave any trash or tracks behind. Neither of us will forget these three days and hope that the "Gibbon Experience" will keep its natural and absolutely amazing character as Laos gradually opens up for tourism.
Afterwards we continued our trip southwards and unfortunately lost the camera after cliff jumping at a kayak trip from Vang Vieng to the capital, Vientiane. So if you guys come across a nice plateau on the Nam Ou River, and by chance have scuba gear with you -- there might be a camera with a nice 10-metre-cliff jump on it waiting for you.
Through the last five weeks we barely recorded anything travelling through southern Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. There would have been some awesome footage of seeing sharks while scuba diving, or getting rescued from a tsunami -- but you can't have it all. The trip was amazing, and we won't ever forget the impressions we got and the people we met on the way. Every time I listen to the music used in this video, my thoughts go to Southeast Asia. Thanks for watching.
Video by Tobi A. .
I went on a 3 month trip to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and Burma! We met a ton of people and had some Great times! I got to see some beautiful things! I just wish I could have captured everything! These are my top Time-Lapse Clips put together to the song: Islands, by Hey Ocean. I am also working on a video of all the clips I got which will be uploaded eventually. I used a Canon t3i for all but the one gopro time-lapse of the rafting. I didn't even have a Tripod until about 1 month into my trip! It was a BIG help to finally have!
Film by Joel Schat
Deep in the rain forests of Eastern Java, Indonesia, lies the active volcano, Kawah Ijen, where 500 sulfur miners carrying backbreaking loads, traverse treacherous terrain amidst spectacular vistas and toxic gases. Where Heaven Meets Hell relays the stories of four of these miners, who risk their lives and health daily in an industry we rely on for sugar, matches and cosmetics. This visually stunning and intimate film chronicles their attempts to escape the endemic poverty and lack of education that haunts their community. Drawing strength from their families and Muslim faith, these miners inspire us as they search for meaning in their daily struggles and triumphs.
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Official Website: www.whereheavenmeetshell.com
Copyright © - Sasha Friedlander
Asha and I decided to do the Thakhek loop, a 450 km motorbike circuit around central Laos. Having never ridden motorbikes (or scooters) before, this was a dubious decision. Read out extensive travel blog post on it. But it turned out to be one of the best parts of our trip. Riding our bikes through small villages, waving at kids and willing our bikes to make it up and over winding hill-roads - it was something we will always remember.
Heading down dusty, bumpy mountain roads in searing heat and checking the scrawled map to try and figure out where we were was, as dad would say, "character building stuff". The highlight of the four day trip was the Konglor cave - a canoe trip up a 7.5km underground river - pitch dark and winding our way through a mountain.
Screw tubing, this is the best thing to do in Laos. Thanks to Cake, ACDC, Joy Division and Journey for not caring that we used your tracks on this. You need the publicity anyway. For more travel tales and videos, head to our travel blog.
Copyright © Asha and Ryan - www.ashaandryan.com
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is an amazing up and coming city. This time lapse is a culmination of 10,000 RAW images and multiple shoots capturing some of the cities relentless energy and pace of change. Everyone who has visited Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam knows part of the magic (love it or hate it) is in the traffic. Ever since I first set foot in HCMC I have been captivated by the cities energy. Saigon is a city on the move unlike anything I have experienced before which I wanted to capture and share. Thanks to everyone who helped with the film and thanks also to the numerous kind people who allowed me access to some amazing locations.
Official selection at: Tiburon International Film Festival 2012, DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon 2012, Mudfest 2012 and ANIMAYO 2012.
Copyright © All Images Rob Whitworth 2011 - www.robwhitworth.co.uk
This short video by Angela and Max who cover Saigon in Vietnam for Travelfish.org gives some pointers on basic motorbike safety along with advice on how to turn left.
Video by Angela Schonberg for Travelfish.org.
The boat trip from Hat Sa to Muang Khua is (in my humble opinion) one of the most beautiful in Laos, and the trip takes the best part of a day (once you take into account stops, boat swaps, meal stops, boat swaps, meal stops and so on. There was just the one other traveller on board, so once we'd exhausted all possible conversation, I sat back and just enjoyed the scenery. I'm no cinematographer -- it was all taken on an iPhone -- and as I didn't know how to edit at the time, it is just the one shot. Still I hope it gets your feet itching a little :)
Video by Travelfish.
Follow the links below to be taken straight to the film above. Enjoy!