Migration Mark explores Phnom Penh, Cambodia – Video Documentary 2010

This is my first amateur attempt at producing a video in the form of a short documentary.  The video showcases a few markets, bug eating, things to do, and other culinary adventures in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  It could still use some work, and I could work on my narrative, but it’s my debut attempt.

If you have 10 minutes I would be grateful if you would check out this video and let me know your thoughts or ways to improve.  Thanks a lot!

I plan to start making other 10 minute or less documentary videos in different cities around the world.

Thank you so much for watching and I would appreciate any feedback or suggestions!

-Migration Mark

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  1. says

    Loved the video! That baguette sandwich looked so good! Unfortunately when I came to Cambodia from Vietnam I didn’t have time to explore Phnom Penh. I went straight to Siem Reap to see Angkor. Next time I go I would love to sample some of those foods you ate! Did you notice any Vietnamese in the markets you visited?

  2. says

    Very well done … could use a little more mention of things to do, but the food and the markets seemed to be a big event in and of itself!

  3. says

    I really enjoyed it. The sound was a little soft for a while but overall it was great.

    Vietnam is a place I always wanted to visit. Once I move from the U.S. to the Philippines I will be more able to travel to exotic places like that.

    Your video was a little “Anthony Bourdain” and a little “Andrew Zimmern” (eating bugs).

    Seriously, I wished it would have gone on longer! Great work!

  4. says

    @Kyle: Thanks a lot! Yes, as a matter of fact the Kandal market which is full of market hair salons had many Vietnamese. There was also some highly influenced Vietnamese cuisine. Yah, if you ever get a chance, Phnom Penh is an entertaining little town.

    @James: Thanks for watching it and for the advice, next video documentary I will try to add a few more options for things to do.

    @Randall: Yah, I do definitely look up to Bourdain and Zimmern, they have great shows. Figuring out all the sound balances was driving me a little crazy, next time I think I can improve that. Appreciate you watching it!

  5. says

    Pretty good debut – you speak well on camera which is where I think many have problems. I’d suggest doing a shorter set of series with each documentary for the blog but also link to the full version. I’ve heard many other bloggers who’ve found this blend works well.

  6. says

    Hey Anil, Thanks a lot for watching and for the tip.

    Would the shorter version almost be like a movie trailer, advertising some of the cool things in the full video?

    Sounds like a pretty good idea, thanks for the advice and hope you are doing great!

  7. says

    I think that would work well, or breaking the documentary up into ‘chapters’ and having them available as separate videos as well.

  8. Lola says

    I enjoyed your video. The baguette sandwich looked so delicious. My mouth was watering. My only suggestion is to do a video that offers a fresh perspective on international travel. You have such a laid back attitude, it’s easy to listen to you. I look forward to your next installment.


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