Adventure Filmmaking

with Elina Osborne

36 minutes
7 videos

Learn how to write, film, and edit your own travel adventure films like a pro.

About This Course

Storyteller and long-distance hiker, Elina Osborne is no stranger to adventure filmmaking. Having created an award winning series that documented her thru-hiking journey on the Pacific Crest Trail, Elina pulls from her experience to cover the ins and outs of how to capture an adventure in a way that does it justice. In this course, Elina breaks down how to get past that post-adventure overwhelm of a hard-drive full of footage, staring at you, waiting to be dealt with. You will learn how to plan and prepare for documenting your adventure, how to balance experiencing vs filming, and how to make your story come alive once you return. This course will arm you with the knowledge and understanding necessary to document your own outdoor adventures to share.

What You'll Learn

  • How to develop a theme and structure before traveling

  • The basic gear you need for capturing

  • Knowing when to capture and when to live the experience

  • How to incorporate filming your peers (without making them uncomfortable)

  • How to organize your footage when you're back from a trip

  • How to make you story come alive in the edit

  • Choosing the right music and color grading tips

Watch Some Samples

We've pulled out a few clips to give you a better idea of what to expect in the course

Course Breakdown

Chapter 1



Chapter 2

Adventure Filmmaking

Discover Your Why & Know Your Theme

Don't Let Tools Dictate What You Create

How to Know When to Pick Up the Camera, and When To Leave It

Write, Consume, Get Organized

The Story Is Born In the Edit

Chapter 3



Meet Your Instructor

Elina Osborne

Elina Osborne

Elina Osborne is a video creator and storyteller who discovered a newfound love for thru-hiking when she set off to hike the Pacific Crest Trail in 2019. Growing up in New Zealand, Elina has always had a love for the outdoors and a yearning to explore further than her backyard. Since 2016, she’s lived in Brooklyn, New York and Denver. She’s travelled to over 20 of the US states, as well as various countries in Asia, Europe, and South America. After documenting all of these experiences, Elina finally decided to craft the stories she’d been meaning to tell, and put them on YouTube.

Elina Osborne

Adventure Filmmaking

with Elina Osborne