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Overview

  • 26 references 23 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Dutch, English; learning Japanese
  • 42, Male
  • Member since 2016
  • Video Editor/Director/Cameraman/Photographer
  • Bachelor in Arts (audiovisual design)
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About Me

Hi!
I'm a freelance video maker living in Japan for 13 years. I'm from Holland originally.
I live in Kamakura now, near the ocean, but I have also lived in several places in Tokyo. I mostly host, but would like to gain more experience as a guest as well!

I love trying new foods, hiking, the ocean, watching movies and Netflix, any kind of alcoholic drink, my folding bicycle, photography, and the occasional travel of course!

My work mainly consists of making promotion videos. A lot of them are for tourism in Japan. Besides that promos for Japanese companies. I used to do a lot of filming and photography, but these days I'm more focussing on editing, directing, and lately some producing.

Also I'm sometimes starring in the video!
https://youtu.be/h_ULwILc1kM
https://youtu.be/el1fNVM7XuA

Looking forward to meet you!
Rudy

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Just to meet interesting people and to help out. One of the mostly interesting things about travel is meeting fellow travelers. To have that come to your home is quite unique.
Maybe one day I go traveling and couch- surfing myself, so it would be good to know how this goes, but for now I host mostly.

Always interested to hear interesting stories about where you are from, or some travel advice.
Ask me about Japan, or give me some tips as lots of travelers are going to places here where I haven't even been yet!

Interests

  • books
  • photography
  • movies
  • hiking
  • travel

Music, Movies, and Books

Music:
Electronic, (alternative) Rock, 60s 70s Rock, some latin music.
Examples:
Kettel
Aphex Twin
Ratatat
Gotan Project
Bueno Vista Social Club
Rage against the machine
Radiohead
Jefferson Airplane
Frank Zappa
Placebo
Air
Daft Punk
Stevie Wonder
Curtis Mayfield
Beatles

Movies
All kinds, lately some sci-fi, watched a bunch of Japanese movies too, though little from the last 10 years. Watching way too much Netflix stuff lately!
Lately:

The Expanse
Rick and Morty
Bojack Horseman
Annihilation
Altered Carbon
Predestination
Black mirror

Books:
Murakami
Hesse
Vonnegut
Kobo Abe
Non-fiction about stuff like behavioral economy, and some health and (more practical) self help books. Guess I'm a bit of a health freak, though I often don't live that way haha.

Ricky Gervais and Karl Pilkinton, Joe Rogan, Parks and Recreation.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I guess having lived 13 years in Japan is the most notable thing about me, I went to many places in the country to do photo and video work.

Teach, Learn, Share

I've done a lot of photo / video related work, let me know if you need advice!

I speak Japanese but not well for someone who's been living here so long, I still study it from time to time.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I'm good with many cameras and video editing software.
I can also make some simple photos of you (depending on what kind of camera I have with me).

I know quite a lot of Japan, sort of... haha

Depending where I am coming from I might be able to bring some Japanese snacks :)

And of course come to stay at my place in Kamakura!!

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Laos, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates

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