Saturday, January 31, 2015

A video week in review

We've been working on a video project all week. Many people have asked me if it was inspired by Adam Hobbs; it was not. I wouldn't dream of pretending that this is a documentary, because it's not. It's a video mashup. I took the idea from a teacher at KIS who took the idea from this TED talk. All great things start with a TED talk, isn't that what they say? The TED talk was from a guy who put together a video made up of 1 second video clips of every day for a year. We can't make that kind of commitment to anything without a hefty signing bonus, so we did 2 second clips throughout each day for one week.

As I was doing this, I have to admit, it felt very narcissistic. So let me tell you this-it is a little narcissistic on the surface. And I am posting it to the blog which makes me feel even more narcissistic, but in a way, it's more for me than for you. Our blog serves a few purposes: it started out as a way for friends and family to keep up with us and see what we're doing while living far away (finally-the name of the blog has been revealed to you!) but it has really become a kind of modern day scrapbook for me.

With all this in mind, I have a few disclaimers about the video:
1. Your life looks AWESOME when you set it to music
2. These are not necessarily highlights, they are just things that happened during the week, but don't think everything is perfect-believe me the kids complain and cry as much (more than?) kids in any other family; but I don't need to watch that any more than I already do in real life.
3. I love this video. I want to do one for every week for the rest of my life.
4. You should do this in your own life.
5. Jim chose the music (the perfect music)