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Sure, it’s fun editing a wedding film from time to time. But, it’s a whole different beast when edit season rolls around. All of a sudden you have dozens of expectant clients, hundreds of hours of footage, and one blank timeline staring you in the face. It can be a beast, especially if you’re new to the game.

Our good friend (and Musicbed Ambassador) Sam Kolder has taken his followers on journeys around the globe in the most striking, creative ways possible — and it all starts with a spark. In his latest YouTube video, he explores how inspiration, music, and creativity all play a role in keeping that spark alive to create insanely good travel videos.

Film editors bat cleanup in the long, long, super long process that ends if all goes well with a finished film. They take raw material and turn it into something clean, cohesive, and engaging. They’re not so different from a chef in that way. And they require just as diverse a skill set. “Being an editor is equal parts creative, craft, and pure nerd,” Lucas Harger an editor at the creative studio Bruton Stroube told us recently. “And I am exceptionally nerdy.”