I shared just recently our 2016 holiday season captured in moments and thought I’d follow that up with our entire 2016 year. This sort of mini-capture has felt so stress-free and so easy (despite all of the internal pressure to ‘capture everything’ that, at least for me, this day and age brings) and I love, love every bit of how the year in seconds has turned out.
I used the ‘freestyle’ version of the 1 Second Everyday app so that I could capture as many moments each day as felt right – and on the opposite side had the freedom to skip days or weeks – and so my video is a bit longer than the standard 365 clips.
I share more on the app and my goals (also a few tips I’ve learned) in this post from around this time last year.
2016 changed up the way I captured altogether. Actually looking at back at my Photos feed on my phone, 2016 was the year of little videos instead of images and, ironically enough, I’m feeling compelled to be a bit more balanced about that this year :). Video moments, photo moments, edited moments, raw moments, moments not behind a camera. There’s a place for it all I think.
Oh man! Watching this video makes me so excited for ten years from now when the whole family is gathered together on the couch in our pjs with a big bowl of popcorn to watch childhood magic in moments. I am mostly excited for this project as a gift for my girls, also to watch our whole family evolve and grow before our eyes. (Even consuming something like 10 minutes of video each year feels manageable when we think about something as monumental as CHILDHOOD.)
I am already a month into 2017 and it’s so good.