Great/professional videos. Did you do all the filming?
Yup, did it all - except, some of the drone footage in the first one, I didn't do all of it, but did some. My friend wanted to fly too which was cool, instead I gave tips on the framing. That said, the drone footage we did was not super advanced, none of those crazy moves the guys who fly for a living can pull off now.
I did all the rest of the shooting, though and 100% of Philippines one. But... actually crashed my drone off of a catamaran and into 100m of water on one of the first days of that trip so no drone footage on that trip.
My background is as a documentary stills photographer, so I am used to being the only shooter and it works well for me. As does shooting as much as we can without setting scenes up. Also, for the dive trips we are just shooting our friends - regular people, so they can't act great anyways without it showing. Normally, someone comes up with an idea like 'yoga on the balcony' and then I just let them do it and shoot it like I would in documentary without interfering. We don't really have scripts and certainly not a storyboard, but rather a loose list of things we wanna do. But that list looks pretty much like it would if I wasn't there. It's a nice mix where the end result has a more real, genuine feel while we still get some elements into it that we want. And we come home feeling like though we did shoot and work, we were also on vacation.
The only major problem was being in the water or near it a whole lot and only getting two hours of spearing in:(. More next time!:D