Living Your Life Through Camera Lens

Today’s video contains finally all the parts I want my videos to contain. But unfortunately, the content itself isn’t the most solid. But I’ll let you decide, check out the video below:

It didn’t turn out too bad, though the casually took shots of the scenery etc with camera shaking really gave it a bit home videoy quality. Also, like I said, the content itself was a little half-baked. I had not really thought through what I wanted to convey – I’m sure people get the basic idea I’m trying to convey, given it’s not anything new.
But oh well, I was getting really disintegrated mentally when the intense sleep deprivation (11 hours of sleep over last three nights combined) combined with the pressure of actually being in public speaking situation for a chance. This negatively affected my Finnish video too. It’s gonna take a while to get used to that, but I’m certain I will be further pushed if I’m to complete my challenge.
Enough explaining the video, lets further elaborate some points.
I focused on losing the moment side of things when just focusing to capture the moment, but there’s another aspect many people like to take pictures of themselves in attractions – ego. I mean lets face it, there’s really no need for anyone to take a picture of themselves in certain location to have people believe they were there. Besides, what does it even matter?
I’m not saying it’s all bad, but it often is a symptom that travel is used as a means of enhancing ones ego.
I will be elaborating on that a lot more, probably on tomorrow’s video.
Let me know what you think of this kind of half-thought idea, shoot it full of holes if you want.

And yes, I do get the irony of complaining of stuff like this when I’m doing this kind of self-documentary.

3 Responses to “Living Your Life Through Camera Lens”

  1. Sergio Felix February 6, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

    Well I think the video was very cool man and it was great to see you speaking there without too much trouble even when you had people all around you.

    I can’t speak in public at ALL man, that’s a big pet peeve of mine but like you, I need to overcome that as well.

    Good stuff that you are starting to push yourself harder and I don’t have a clue for how long will you be in Japan but I’m pretty sure you’ll survive your sleeping cycle man!

    All the best and looking forward for your next update Jarkko ;-)


    PS. What have you been eating there? I’ve heard they serve a lot of weird stuff in restaurants, is that true?

    • Jarkko Helenius February 7, 2013 at 2:08 am #

      Yeah well once you put yourself out of your comfort zone it eventually becomes the new comfort zone if you just stay there. So guess it was all about plunging into the situation.

      I hope I survive the sleep cycle x) Started to feel so tired last night was about to faint.

      I’m sure there’s some weird stuff available as well but I’ve not yet eaten anything too weird :)


  2. wendyc February 6, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

    great job!!!! keep it up, and youll be a pro in no time :D very proud of you for being determined to make it work!!!

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