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Traveldocumentary (Hitchhiking from Belgrado to Mongolia(

My name is Sebastiaan. I am from Belgium. I was filming my hitchiketrip to Irak with an ok amateurcamera. When I arrived in Belgrade I decided to start a new life. And become a professional independant traveling documentarymaker. I bought all the time in the world.I dropped out of college, called my supporting loved ones and bought a professional camera and equipment (sony PMW100, light tripod,extra battery’s and memory).
In a bar an Italian photographer told me about this site. It suites my purpose wonderfully!

My most likely travelroute from here on would be. Bulgaria-Turkey-Irak-Iran-Pakistan-India-China-Mongolia.
Offcourse I’m doing my research but I would be gratefull to recieve any traveladvice, technical advice, possible contacts, encouragement, realism…
Another thing, I am looking for a place to stay in Belgrade where I can get to learn the camera more and do some more voiceover writing and research. I’ll be staying for a while because I’m waiting for the proper vaccinations I need for India.

It will be nice to recieve some of your knowledge and wit!!!


Sebastiaan Van de Heyning

by Sebastiaan Van de Heyning at 2012-08-15 11:27:03 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Sebastiaan,im not sure how much you researched your route but it seems just a tad ambitious.I do not want to be a fly in the ointment, but I can tell you that there is no border crossing open to China from India.You will need to either cross into China from Pakistan or Tibet via Nepal.Travel in Tibet also requires expensive permits !Sometimes its not as easy as drawing a line from the middle East to Asia.As for Iraq/Iran/Pakistan the words ‘’independent traveling documentary maker ’’ wont bode well with border officials.

by Phil Behan | 16 Aug 2012 13:08 (ed. Aug 16 2012) | Dublin, Ireland | | Report spam→
Phil is right, Sebastian. “Professional” photographers spend a lot of time planning their itineraries and overcoming some of the geopolitical issues that Phil identifies. Go to the wrong place, and have the wrong words on your visa (like “journalist”) and you can find yourself denied entry into a country.

by Neal Jackson | 16 Aug 2012 23:08 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→

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Sebastiaan Van de Heyning, Filmmaker Sebastiaan Van de Heyning
Belgrade , Serbia
Phil Behan, Photographer Phil Behan
Urumqi , China
Neal Jackson, Neal Jackson
(Flaneur, Savant and Scapegrace)
Washington, Dc , United States ( IAD )


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