I've been reading study upon study on how 2017 is the year for videos and how people are spending more time watching videos online than any ever before. The availability of videos and new information through videos at our fingertips is changing how we spend our spare time. While this is a great thing and it highlights how far generations have come with technology, it can lessen the amount of time we spending talking and mingling with our own family and friends. Is it possible we are spending more time learning about strangers through video than celebrating our own successes and spending time with our own family members?
I remember the days growing up when Mom or Dad or Grandparents would pull out the old camera and take pictures on special occasions. We would wait a few days while the film was developed at the local drug store. It was so exciting to re-live those moments once the film was ready. I hold special memories dear to my heart when the family would get together to look at the newly developed pictures. Pictures are timeless; its nice to know they are available to reflect on at any time. How fun would it be if we brought the family back together for moments like this with film?
Most people, only think to hire videographers for weddings, mitzvah, quinces or milestone birthdays. There are so many other great memorable moments that are worth documenting and maybe hiring a videographer (for a fraction of the cost because less time is required and video much less elaborate than a wedding) or capturing via film yourself. I've composed a list of film worthy moments in any individuals life that I encourage everyone to capture via film to cherish for years to come.
- Any birthday party (especially a 1st birthday party)
- Engagement / love story / video save the date
- Sports games (ex. child's soccer or basketball game)
- Fun day at the park with a pet or children
- Family vacation
- Family reunion
- New Home Purchase (First home purchase)
- Active duty military home from deployment
- Celebration of life
- Photo montage
Capturing any of these special events is a great way to get together with the family to relive memories and ensure your legacy lives on for generations to come. I have to say I LOVE the idea of getting grandma or grandpas video memoir for the family to have. I wish I would have known more about my great grandparents. Celebrities do it all the time, but wouldn't your parents' parents' parents video memoir be so much more interesting to watch?
I hope this inspires many to document and build memories now for generations to come. It'll be a fun process along the way and will be great to have when you are finished.
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Tim next time! - Delisa