Hi everyone. In a sort of last minute surprise, my brother in law has invited me on trip with him and his friends across northern Europe; Denmark, Norway, Sweden and east Germany. Starting from South Wales and will be passing through north east France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Not only did the trip sound amazing, but I was told to get creative and film/photograph it too. Time is short, We're going for two weeks in October. Budget isn't great but we'll borrow somethings (we all know a guy who knows a guy etc) and see what we can manage. So, I want to document the whole trip and get lots of various footage and then edit it when we get home. I have never edited or done any filming, but I'll try and learn the basics before I go. I think this trip will give PLENTY of videos to use and learn with. This is what I have in mind so far; - I'll be using my Canon 700D as my main camera. It shoots full HD and I'll do my best to learn how to manually focus with my lens. From what I've read the on board stereo mics are good for what they are but obviously not as good as an external mic. I think the mic most people mention is the Rode(?) that fits into the camera's hot shoe. - I'd love to use Go Pros and I'm pretty sure we'll be able to borrow some or cameras similar. I'm thinking of sticking them to the side of the VW Transporter that we're using for some cool shots. Maybe on the front bumper, the bonnet facing backwards. On the dashboard facing backwards and just generally in different places in the van as a sort of fly on the wall camera. Additionally we're planning on canoe in the fiords, rafting and downhill biking and trying out a few things (possibly visiting Lillehammer, the site of the 1994 Winter Olympics and using the bobsleigh run) so these cameras would be ideal to put in these scenarios. Again, I'm thinking mounted on us, on the bikes, canoes etc. - My brother in law would like a flip out HD camera what we can all do blog messages too. I'm sure we could either do this with go pros, I could do it with my 700D with articulated screen or we could all use our iPhones (4s and 5 which all have 720p filming from the front camera). What would you think on these. I'm going to take my Macbook Pro just so I can copy the data from the SD cards/phones and put it all onto an external HD (all by USB 2.0 woohooo). So I invite all you talented people, who make livings and great pieces of work, to give me cool ideas (remember the budget) and what you'd use and take. What am I missing from the list? Hopefully my friends and myself can help build something cool and show it off to you all toward the end of October. If you want more info such as where we're heading etc just ask Thanks in advance, Ross.