Erik Normark on YouTube

Discussion in 'Media Links' started by Snowonher, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. Snowonher

    Snowonher Summit Camper

    Not sure if anyone's come across this guy's YouTube channel but they're really great quality. He's based in the north of Sweden and does a mix of day hiking in forests, multiday trips, kayaking, tarp/cowboy camping, sometimes with a bushcraft feel. His vids are very 'quiet' because he uses high quality audio to capture the natural sounds, so kinda feels like you're there with him. Awesome stuff.

  2. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    I love the sound recording. I bought an entirely inadequate external mike and baffle for my phone before going to the Pyrenees this year, intending to record more than film, but you have to spend quite big money, carry weight :rage: (and have skill) to get what you want. What I want. Many of his images must be staged, as you see him walking off while the sound recorder and video are stable, which is fine, I suppose, but feels uncomfortable to me as a way of sharing an experience of the space and sound. Are we with him or watching him, is it real or faked, it's ambiguous in a way I don't like.
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  3. Snowonher

    Snowonher Summit Camper

    I see what you mean. Food for thought. You do see lots of people trying to increase production value of their vids while being a one person show, like with river crossings where you know they're going to have to come back to get the camera. Honesty/production value. I don't mind it so much as long as they're recording what they would be doing anyway, and not playing up to the camera. For me Erik's vids strike the right balance. They're contemplative and give a good feeling of what it's like to be in nature, and they defo mix up the typical shaky hand held shots.
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  4. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    I like it. Saves me from having to use the mute switch.

    I appreciate lots of people must love it, but for my part if I want music I'll access a dedicated music source, not turn to an otherwise excellent trekking video which includes the apparently mandatory accompaniment of (usually) late 20th century rock.

    There again, for some folks, listening to a soundtrack as an alternative to the 'sounds of nature' seems the preferred option, to judge by the increasing number of hikers I've noticed plugged into earphones as they go...

    Each to their own of course.

    On the subject of noise, it's funny how my hearing has improved over the years. Once upon a time, I could only hear other hikers' voices once they were within a hundred yards or so of my position. These days, I can hear them a couple of miles off!
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  5. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    I subscribed to his channel a while ago. Some lovely videos. He does like his coffee!
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  6. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

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  7. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Another beauty
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  8. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    One of his best
  9. Ken T.

    Ken T. Section Hiker

    He does good work. Enjoying them quite a bit.
  10. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

  11. Fred Wanderer

    Fred Wanderer Summit Camper

    I've been coming back to his videos every so often for a while now, fascinating stuff.

    Worth check out these :-

    Sarek Trekking - Solo in the Swedish Mountains

    Also has an interesting insight into the gear & general thoughts on lightweight trekking
    Lightweight Backpacking in Sarek - The GEAR

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