I love the idea of doing a 365 day project, but up until last year I had never actually done one. So on my 30th birthday (3/22/2016), I decided to use the app 1SE to create a video of short clips from the entire year. The final result is below and I must say, I'm thrilled that I did it. It's great to look back on an especially eventful year; I was living in Sydney, got married, and did a ton of traveling. Each one second clip sparks a much bigger memory from a very special year.
It's interesting, because the times I remembered to record were often not the most exciting parts of the day. But perhaps that's a good thing? I suppose in this day of Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, etc. living in the present and not always reaching for a way to document that moment for the world to see is okay. If I were to do this again, I'd certainly change a few things but overall I enjoyed the process and love the final result.
A few things I learned....
- The idea of sticking with something every single day for an entire year can seem daunting. Choosing a fun, easy project like this helped to keep things low-stress and relaxed.
- On a similar note, skipping a day is no big deal. I tried to not worry about missing an awesome moment or even an entire day.
- I'm a visual person, but as a photographer I'm often thinking about a still scene rather than considering movement. This project definitely gave me an appreciation for videography and the art of film making.
(Music is Kidwaste Remix by Les Gordon. I added this in iMovie)