Waylon & Duzer Do Burning Man. {Video}

Via on Oct 18, 2013

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I finally got around to editing footage from Burning Man, and boy did I have some hidden gems on my camera.  I spent all night editing together a snappy little video that would properly tell the story of our experience (without offending moms).

I don’t think I’ve ever smiled as much as I did while jogging through hours of (mostly) insane footage. I burst out in laughter many times while shaking my head at the nonsense on my computer screen.

I giddily texted Waylon numerous times during the edit process, preparing him for one ‘helluva’ video.

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I love telling stories with video; it’s incredibly effective at bringing to life moments that can’t be explained through words or even pictures.

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I document just about every adventure in my life and it’s usually fun, but sometimes I miss out on experiences because I’m constantly looking through a viewfinder.

At Burning Man however, I was mindful to be present and keep the camera in my pocket. This was mostly true, but I still managed to capture some magical moments.

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Our week in Black Rock City was incredible.

It didn’t hit me how wonderful it was until I went back and looked through this footage. It put a huge smile on my face, and I hope it has the same effect on yours.

 

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Ed: Sara Crolick

 

About Ryan van Duzer

Ryan Van Duzer is a born and bred Boulder boy who loves sunny days, riding bikes and eating burritos. He doesn't know how to drive a car, doesn't eat meat and is a big time momma's boy. Ryan is a freelance travel journalist and TV host, working mainly for Travel Channel and National Geographic. His dream is to host his own eco-adventure travel show and someday become the Mr. Rogers of the adventure world. To see more of what Duzer Duz, check out duzertv.com.

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5 Responses to “Waylon & Duzer Do Burning Man. {Video}”

  1. DaveTelf says:

    I gather it was "amazing." And "weird."

    • elephantjournal says:

      Every five feet there was something or someone or a community or an art piece more amazing and weird than anything I see in three months out here in the "real world"!

  2. elephantjournal says:

    Welcome home. I love you! That brought a lot back. And I'm sure you had 10x the footage, only there was nudity everywhere–which was one of the wonderful aspects, making all of us in our silliness just normal in our weirdness, open where we were closed, in love with community…and fuuuucking tired. I would love to see an hour long version of this.

    For those who want a little more, check out Ryan running the ultramarathon at Black Rock City! http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/09/the-burnin

    Love you brother. Thanks for this, it's like a scrap book of memories!

  3. Jen says:

    awesome and yes, silly. I can't wait to attend my first in 2014 ;)

  4. zacharyjob says:

    Hey Duzer, seems crazy stumbling across your video! I was in the Peace Corps with you, I think a year behind- I'm Hondu3. Going to my first burning man and doing a ton of research- thanks for the awesome video, it really helps put things in perspective!! I can't wait!

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