Pictures add an extra dimension to a travel website. Moving pictures add even more. Sandalsand has more than 190 short travel videos, and the number is rising. The videos combine live video, photographs and music from the visited country.
In general, I find that for videos the acting is more realistic. (Tara Strong)
The quoted observation may not originate from one of the world’s most recognised persons. It does however point to a fact: Travel videos on YouTube, like mine, are not fiction. They are portraying a reality seen through a camera lens, without any acting, without any artificial backdrop. They may be subjective, the angles and clippings are those of the video maker, but the Wysiwyg acronym – what you see is what you get – is befitting the amateur’s travel video. What you see is what the maker actually saw, thus being real. This means of course that travel videos are not the stuff dreams are made of. Or does the father of Star Wars have a point?
The secret to film is that it’s an illusion. (George Lucas)
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On this website Norway is a special case. There are so many images, videos and travelogues that they have been placed on the main page linked to from this image, and several sub-pages.