At First Choice we believe that all inclusive holidays are the perfect opportunity if you want to embrace life and go all in on your holiday. At First Choice we pride ourselves on being the only travel company that goes all in on all inclusive and this summer we have made it our mission to help you embrace your holiday to the full.
Filming your time on holiday is easier than ever, but spending the time to edit together a holiday film can be challenging. We have created All In Productions to help you transform your favourite holiday memories into a professional holiday film using our easy editing tips and tricks.
Beth's all in production story
Ten year old film fanatic, Beth Ward, sent us a heart-warming letter urging us to watch her homemade film after going on holiday to First Choice’s Azul Fives by Karisma in Mexico. Seeing Beth’s passion for the big screen, we just couldn’t resist giving her the opportunity of a lifetime and help turn her big screen film ambitions into a reality.
We were so impressed with Beth’s holiday film that we called upon the help of actor, producer and TV mentor Martin Kemp, to help add some movie magic to the film and take it from Beth’s YouTube channel to the box office. It was the perfect pairing too, with the two meeting in a London studio in secret for the ultimate movie making masterclass.
by Beth Ward
by Martin Kemp
To celebrate Beth’s newly edited film, the red carpet was rolled out at her local Vue cinema in Darlington for a special premiere. The cinematic production was unveiled to Beth’s friends and family, who were all given the ultimate VIP experience ahead of the film’s release nationwide.
First Choice surveyed the British public to discover our holiday filming habits, and how we find inspiration for our next trip…
With the rise of Instagram’s photo sharing culture, four in 10 UK adults admit they are ‘social tourists’ – exploring an average of 14 new countries each year, thanks to the social media feeds of friends and family.
Two thirds of UK adults also admit that they have been inspired to travel more widely after seeing and reading about destinations on Facebook and Twitter.
The average Brit takes 85 photos when on holiday, a 38 per cent increase on the 62 snaps taken five years ago. Almost a fifth of people admit they have posted photos when on holiday with the sole purpose of inciting ‘FOMO’ and making friends and family jealous.
The rise of Snapchat and Instagram stories has meant we are a nation of aspiring movie directors – the average holidaymaker now captures nearly 40 minutes of holiday footage, which is almost double the amount of film we were shooting 5 years ago.
However, despite our love of capturing memories on film, nearly three quarters of people confessed to never sharing footage, leaving this unloved and unwatched on cameras and smartphones.
New York, New York
Surprisingly, Brits share city landmarks over sunny beaches, with New York voted the top destination shared on social media (42%) however only 29% of Brits have actually visited the city. The Eiffel Tower is the most photographed landmark, closely followed by the Statue of Liberty and Disneyland in Florida.
*Survey of 2,000 adults conducted by OnePoll for First Choice in May 2017.
Beth & Martin's Top Tips
When Beth and Martin met up in the studio for a movie making masterclass, the pair produced a series of top tips to make filming even easier for you. Take a look at the videos below for some insider hints and tricks to help with your own holiday film.
Sunrise and sunset
Get up early to film some fantastic sunrise shots to use at the start of your film and then to finish it off, capture footage of the sun setting. These shots will give your holiday video the ultimate beginning and end.
If you get back from holiday and find that some of your footage is too bright or too dark, use filters to bring the brightness of clips up or increase the saturation to make your holiday video pop.