October 18, 2013

Waylon & Duzer do Burning Man. {Video}


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.

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.


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.


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


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zacharyjob Jul 28, 2014 10:14pm

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!

Jen Nov 15, 2013 6:56pm

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

elephantjournal Oct 18, 2013 11:52am

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!

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Ryan Van Duzer

Ryan Van Duzer is a proud Boulder native, loves sleeping under the stars, and is happiest on a bike. He works as a video journalist and TV host, appearing on Discovery Channel’s Out Of the Wild and hosting various series for TravelChannel.com. He also works as a bicycle advocate for People for Bikes and loves inspiring people to get out and ride. If you’re ever in Boulder, you can probably find Ryan at the nearest burrito joint. To see Ryan’s videos from around the world, visit his Youtube Page.