Here are three pieces produced from the most recent Travel Channel Academies. More will follow.
We are delighted with these. We like the idea of new voices for the channel, the website, and the industry. And its just the beginning. We expect to put more than 1,000 people through the Academy in the next year.
I have no doubt that some ‘professionals’ are going to comment negatively on these.
These are, for the most part, the work of people who had hardly ever touched a camera or an edit before they took the course. Their ability to produce this kind of work in so short a period of time is nothing short of extraordinary.
And they are just at the beginning.
If they continue to work with us, (and we expect they will) their work will only continue to improve.
We think there is enormous potential here.
This is a tribute both to their talents, and to a new technology that makes this both simple and accessible.
The days of ‘only we special people know the Dark Art of television making’ are clearly over.
So here is their work on ‘day 4’ in the business. I can’t wait to see it on day 40 or day 400.