Embarking on this 12.12.12 project has been wonderful to say the least…
As I knew I would be taking part 12.12.12 I thought I’d gather participants from my Creating Time Capsules courses to see if we could all do it together… hold each others hands through the process, share ideas and then get to watch everyone’s day in the weeks that followed. Anyone was welcome to join our group and even though not everyone took part took part on the day, it was great to have this community supporting each other.
There were great plans of doing something different for capturing my day, so I shot plenty… I wanted to present it differently as last year but kept finding myself editing in the same style. So instead of fighting it, I embraced it. This is my voice. This is my style. And I should own that.
I loved the fact that last year was broken down into sections of the day – morning, day and evening… especially loving the morning routine. SO why try and make it be different, why not create a similar piece that within it will share the similarities and differences of our life one year later.
This was a big step for me.
My films aren’t prefect by any means, I really struggled with lighting in our new dark flat in December and there were some tech issues, but the essence and the storytelling is us, and you know what, that’s what matters to me.
This is part one… with the next part coming on Monday…
Making these films is such a gift to my family, but you know what was the biggest and bestest part of this project, was watching everyone else’s stories of their day… how some had taken tips and tricks I’d shown them in Creating Time Capsules… but most importantly, they made the commitment to shoot on 12.12.12 and finish the project.
This has now sparked my new course A JOURNEY, where we’re going to do the same… making a commitment to shoot and edit our stories, give the gift to ourselves of personal projects and go on a journey together as a community… I’m so excited… there’s still time to jump on board, why don’t you join us?