Barcelo Stories: My 3 Travel Films from the Dominican Republic

Jessica Peterson

I joined 26 other travel influencers to film my experience at Barcelo Hotels for a project called Barcelo Stories. The influencers visited three different destinations — Mexico, Aruba, and Dominican Republic.

I directed and starred in three films with the talented Vanessa Vandy as my cinematographer. We tag-teamed on the edit and I’m pretty thrilled with the results.

These are my films from the Dominican Republic.

Barcelo Stories: A Day at the Beach

Barcelo Stories: In Dominican

Barcelo Stories: Dominican Dream

If you like these films, give a thumbs up or share! Follow me on Vimeo or subscribe on YouTube.

Barcelo Stories

This is the project video created by Barcelo Stories with all 26 influencers:

This is the project video created by Barcelo Stories with just the Dominican Republic influencers:

Stay tuned for a special behind-the-scenes post plus tons of Dominican Republic coverage!

#BarceloStories + #BarceloBavaro

Learn more at BarceloStories.com.

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Jessica Peterson is a travel filmmaker, photographer, and journalist. She released her first documentary film about indigenous culture on Guam in 2016, after having lived nearly 7 years on the Pacific island. Jessica is currently on the Great American Roadtrip in her Airstream trailer.
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  • Christine Krzyszton

    Really nice job on the videos, truly professional. Enjoyed watching each one of them. I especially liked the first one!

  • wow, your video skills are unbelievable! I love love love the Barcelona beach one. Barcelona was my very first solo trip and the first time I ever stayed in an AirBnb! It was a life changing trip for me. Love all the memories I just had watching your vids

    • Thanks for watching, Eric! I shot these in Dominican Republic though.

      • oh MY G~ I am such an idiot! When I originally read it I though Barceló was Barcelona and I immediately just started remembering when I was at the Mediterranean beach for the 1st time. I guess I got lost in my own memories. Please forgive a knucklehead.
        Still unbelievable videos though…made me totally lose my mind I guess..haha

  • Smidge

    What fab videos! I especially loved the second one showing the traditional industries. You have a talent for this, and its nice to see something more than a promo puff piece 🙂

  • Mike C

    Absolutely fantastic videos. The Dominican Republic has been well served. It looks like a slice of paradise in the Caribbean.

  • Cristina Cristina

    Beautiful videos. Congrats! It makes me want to go to the Dominican Republic now :).
    May I ask which equipement you used as well as editing tools? Thanks

    • Hi Christina. Thank you! We shot with two cameras — a Sony a7S and Sony a7SII. We also used Lensbender with a 50mm Nikkon lens for that dreamy effect. A Pilotfly was used for gimbal work. We edited in FCPX and Adobe Premiere.

  • Wanderers Hub

    WOW, I just want to visit Dominican Republic like right now. Loved all the videos and I must compliment your haircut. So chic!

  • fredelinda pena

    Love the cinematography. This makes me want to travel with you and collaborate. I love the vintage touch added to the films.

  • Chi

    I really like filming while traveling! So really interested in watching your videos 🙂 They are all cool and they really urge me to visit Dominican Republic haha

  • Wow that sounds like a brilliant experience and man alive what an incredible destination to be working in as well!! Love the videos, so much fun!

  • Wow! Dominican Republic is so beautiful! And the cinematography is amazing. Wish we were there chilling out at the beach right now!

  • Vyjay Rao

    Great video. Awesome cinematography. You have great video skills. This will give people another reason to book a trip to Dominican Republic.

  • Very nice work.

    Were these ultimately used as promotional tools by the Dominican Republic?

  • Very beautifully created. It must have taken a lot of effort to have captured this all. Well done indeed