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23 Cliched Ingredients You Need To Make The Ultimate Adventure Film

Sunsets, selfie-sticks and girls in bikinis...it's all part of the recipe.

Screen Shot: Screen Shot: The Road To Adventure (YouTube: Ben Walton).

Yesterday morning, a short travel film entitled ‘The Road To Adventure’ (watch it at the bottom of this page) walked into our lives. It tickled our wanderlust bone, and made us want to throw our computer out of the window, march down to the airport, and hop on the first available plane to somewhere…anywhere. But, despite enjoying it immensely, we did get the feeling we’d seen many of the aspects featured in it before.

Making a short adventure film, it turns out, is like baking a cake. It needs ingredients. Lots of ingredients. And in the same way that leaving out eggs and flour would fundamentally alter the appearance and structure of your cake, to not include the things we’ve mentioned in this list would weaken your adventure film beyond repair. This isn’t a criticism of the adventure film genre; far from it. In fact, if anything. it’s a celebration. You can watch a couple of the adventure films we’ve screen-shotted for this, down at the bottom, and see for yourself the reoccurring patterns.

1) Insert beautiful sunset.

Screen Shot: The Road To Adventure (YouTube: Ben Walton).

 

2) Insert rope swing.

Screen Shot: The Road To Adventure (YouTube: Ben Walton).

 

3) Insert beautiful night sky.

Screen Shot: The Road To Adventure (YouTube: Ben Walton).

 

4) Insert campfire close-up.

Screen Shot: The Road To Adventure (YouTube: Ben Walton).

 

5) Insert backflip.

Screen Shot: The Road To Adventure (YouTube: Ben Walton).

6) Insert selfie-stick shenanigans.

Screen Shot: The Road To Adventure (YouTube: Ben Walton).

 

7) Insert hand touching stuff.

Screen Shot: The Road To Adventure (YouTube: Ben Walton).

 

8) Insert human face.

Screen Shot: The Road To Adventure (YouTube: Ben Walton).

 

9) Insert lens flare.

Screen Shot: The Road To Adventure (YouTube: Ben Walton).

 

10) Insert snorkel.

Screen Shot: The Road To Adventure (YouTube: Ben Walton).

11) Insert animal face.

Screen Shot: The Road To Adventure (YouTube: Ben Walton).

 

12) Insert leaves/nature/flowers.

Screen Shot: The Road To Adventure (YouTube: Ben Walton).

 

13) Insert hat worn back-to-front.

Screen Shot: Life’s Better in Boardshorts (YouTube: Nainoa Langer).

 

14) Insert silhouette.

Screen Shot: Life’s Better in Boardshorts (YouTube: Nainoa Langer).

 

15) Insert plane wing.

Screen Shot: Life’s Better in Boardshorts (YouTube: Nainoa Langer).

16) Insert smiling local.

Screen Shot: Loving Lanka (Vimeo: Sebastian Linda).

 

17) Insert time-lapse of clouds.

Screen Shot: Loving Lanka (Sebastian Linda).

 

18) Insert weird camera angle.

Screen Shot: Loving Lanka (Sebastian Linda).

 

19) Insert bird impression.

Screen Shot: Loving Lanka (Sebastian Linda).

 

20) Insert bikini.

Screen Shot: The Road To Adventure (YouTube: Ben Walton).

21) Insert big water splash.

Screen Shot: Loving Lanka (Sebastian Linda).

 

22) Insert feet.

 

23) Insert feel good dance music.

 

The Road To Adventure

 

Life’s Better In Boardshorts

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