One year ago, on this very Monday, I started the #MiniMondayMovies hashtag on Instagram by sharing the film above.
The idea of creating a 15 second film intrigued me, I wondered if it was possible to tell a story in such a short space of time.
So I started the hashtag to get into the habit of sharing a film every Monday, using footage I’d collected over the weekend. “Scenes from the weekend” was born and I loved the memories I was collecting each week… little snippets that told the story of what we, as a family, had been up to.
Some of the mini films became part of longer films… Here is the longer version of that first film -
The year-long project just flowed. The challenge of it soon diminished, when I saw the joy that each film brought me at the time and realising these were mini time capsules, just shorted versions of the films I’d been making anyway. But these were more frequent films, full of the everyday details and the ordinary adventures…. All the things I’ll really enjoy watching back in years to come.
To celebrate the one year anniversary! and the achievement of consistently creating a mini film every week, I thought I would recreate the film that started it all. Shoot it in a similar way and in the same locations but include the subtle changes that have happened over the year.
It was a fun project to work on… There’s a longer version too…
With all the hundreds of films I’ve made, I’ve never recreated something so closely… it’s an interesting process and one I’d like to explore more of, as the concept of the Time Capsule and the changes over time, could be documented so well by doing this.
One person for each course, chosen from here on the blog and one from Instagram (this film).
Just leave a comment letting me know your favourite part of this weekend and which course you would prefer… I’ll announce the random winners next Monday 15th…
All the best!
On the blog – The winners are Amanda Saoud Griffin for MAKE FILMS & Kathy Hutton for Creating Time Capsules
On Instagram - The winners are @bozcacda.nisos for MAKE FILMS & @cs_monaghan Creating Time Capsules
THANK YOU to everyone who entered! I will do another giveaway in March…