Picture yourself on vacation. Ahhhh. You spent all of your time planning the trip, anticipating the trip, and then taking your well deserved vaca with your family and/or friends.
So let me pose a question. Better yet, I’ll make a statement. I bet you took a TON of great video clips and pictures during your time away. Who doesn’t want to capture those magical moments away from the stress of work and the real world?
I would ask for you to read this post and then watch the short video I created of a recent family trip to Washington D.C., in its entirety. Then, think about the endless special moments (like the ones you will see on the video) that you could have created by simply freeing up the thousands of pictures and video clips you have archived throughout the years.
Surely there are some photos/videos of yours getting shared or viewed right now on Facebook and Instagram, maybe even Flickr? Who knows. I would venture to take a guess that the majority of the only true tangible memories you have (your pictures and videos) remain right there on your iPhone, your flash drive or on your computer’s hard drive.
To quote Si from Duck Dynasty. “They’re like a fish outta water – they ain’t goin nowhere, but they ain’t gonna accomplish nothin’ either.”
The GOOD NEWS is that unless something crashes, (God forbid) they will remain there for you to access, pull up on Apple TV and view them when your in-laws come for their next visit.
But instead of just still pictures, why not make a MINI FILM about your adventure?! Even the most mundane pictures or videos can come to life and elicit some kind of emotional response when put to video with spoken word audio or some awesome music track. I’ve made my fair share of videos in my life. Probably more than the rest because it is the cornerstone of my business and my creative outlet. One reason I am so passionate about transitioning your memories ==> off your devices and ==> into video form is the story it tells for that event in life. With my completed films…I’ve made my kids laugh, I’ve seen my dad (and wife) cry, and I’ve had friends and neighbors come up to me to tell me their 4 year old is obsessed with watching my son’s car crashing video over and over.
If you like what you see with my little movie I made from some quick iPhone and GoPro clips I shot while on vacation, then hit me up in the comment section below or shoot me an email.
I’d be happy to help you turn those hundreds of beautiful photos and interesting video you took from your last vacation/family function/special event into something more entertaining for you to share with others. Or, have you ever wanted to learn how to do this yourself Either choice is a good one, because really, who doesn’t love to watch a good entertaining video??
About this Video
We planned our trip to Washington D.C. at the end of June 2014. Our vacation was to begin on July 3rd. Needless to say, it was a last minute idea. I had some Delta Skymiles that instead of continuing to save them, (they are there to be redeemed, right), what better way to use them than with my family. The kids were at first most excited about the airplane ride. Shocker.
This was nothing new for them, traveling and flying. We have tried to take a trip each year with them. New York City at Christmas time in 2009, Charleston, South Carolina in 2011 and 2012 and then the mother of all family of five vacations when we flew out to Los Angeles and San Francisco in 2013. The trip to the Left Coast was fantastic. But, I have one major regret. Even though I kept telling myself I would eventually “get around to it”, I did not make a true movie to commemorate our adventure. I put it off and now it has been 18 months. The chances of it ever getting done are slim. But, I’ll let you know if it ever sees the light of day.
The only solace I have is that I threw together a fun little Movie Trailer that you can see here. It doesn’t give the full scope that a film or mini movie would, but I tried to make it fun.
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Back to the Washington D.C. video. I would highly recommend anyone with children to pay a visit to our nation’s capitol. Traveling there for July 4th was an unexpected bonus, but anytime of the year would be awesome. If you are planning to go, feel free to give me a shout. I’ve got a few good recommendations of what to do and what not to do. Sure it gets scorching hot in the summer and at this time of the year there’s probably snow on the ground. Don’t let that hold you back.
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