Favorite Original TwinF Videos
About halfway through the trip, we bought a video camera and started creating short videos to capture a different view of our experiences. Making the videos consumed me soon after. I fell in love. These are some of our favorites (the links go to corresponding pages on this site). All videos can be viewed here.
The Trans-Siberian Railway was an experience we'll never forget. This video was from an afternoon of heavy vodka consumption with Russian locals and travelers that ended in yours truly losing a few hours. I think it captures the experience:
The Vodka Train (02:30)
Before we got the real video camera, we shot some video with my point and shoot Optio WP, which is waterproof. When Typhoon Prapiroon hit Macau off the coast of China, we went out into it with the waterproof camera:
Typhoon Prapiroon (02:42)
Somewhere along the way I was inspired to eat strange things on camera - I call it the Jackass Effect. This one is shot from Beijing, China. We hear about this video a lot from friends and family:
Scorpions for Dinner (02:47)
You might also like the video from Hong Kong where I almost barf eating a Century Egg (fermented egg).
I tried to get a little stylistic in the industrial city of Ekaterineburg, Russia, which seems like a classic post-Soviet city in recovery. I really sensed a feeling of coldness and dispair while we were there. It's not that bad, but I tried to capture what I that feeling the best I could. The music is "The Cold Part" by Modest Mouse.
Leaving Siberia (02:30)
The highest rated video on You Tube was also shot in Russian Siberia at Lake Baikal, which is the oldest and deepest lake in the world. I think part of the appeal is related to the video being educational. The music is "You Can Have It All" by Yo La Tengo.
Incredible Lake Baikal (02:52)
From an emotional perspective, the video we shot of surprising my parent's on their 50th anniversary is the best. I can't watch it without getting a little misty-eyed.
Coming to America for the BIG Surprise (03:28)
This video was a surprise. I had no idea Sachi was shooting it, but it is so funny now to see. Watch how my feet react to the pain of a tattoo:
Tattoo Foot Dance (00:09)