04 Nov CONVERSATIONS
My Time Capsule films are never going to be “arty farty”, layered with hidden meanings. They are simple stories of my life. Just that. What I see and what I love.
I share my work, my films and my life, in the hope to inspire others to create the same. To capture their moments to remember… coz I just know how super, brilliant & amazing, these films are to look back on.
In sharing these parts of my life, I battle with a familiar demon because I’d never want anyone to think I’m declaring my life is perfect or that I’ve got it all sorted, just because the bits I choose to share are full of sunshine and smiles.
Let me tell you, our boys argue and fight A LOT. It drives me bonkers sometimes. But I don’t need make films or take photos of that – I’d much rather focus on the good… the stuff that makes me ever grateful these two boys are in our lives.
Back in April I started a film project… a “conversations” film. For 14 days I asked the boys questions – found out about their day, asked them what they were grateful for and anything else that popped into my mind. We chat everyday (obvs), but this time I was making an effort for 5 mins everyday (!) to capture it on video in order to create a Time Capsule of conversations.
Through a film, I can capture their voices, facial expressions & thought processes. Something a photo isn’t going to deliver.
And for two weeks I did it… high five!
Then the footage sat on the hard drive for 6 months… fail!
Till now. (Oh my, these boys have already changed SO much since I shot this – that’s the power of a time capsule film right there)
I kept this project really simple. It doesn’t require fancy equipment, just a little patience and cooperation from your family. I’ve even edited it in the most simple way.. no fancy cutaways or detail shots… just the boys chatting straight to camera.
This is the short version – as I’m sure you don’t want to sit through all 8 mins of it – that’s just for me to indulge myself in years to come.
Hey, you don’t even need children to make a conversations film – you can consider interviewing yourself… your thoughts and feelings at this moment are just as wonderful.
This is just the kinda of film you can create during my course – Creating Time Capsules.
I’d love to giveaway TWO places on the next round which starts THIS Friday… Would you like to take part as my guest?
Leave a comment and let me know if you were to make a “conversations” film – what question you would ask in order to be reminded of the answers in years to come…
I’ll pick a winner on Thurs 7th Nov… All the best x.
Taking part in Karen’s NaPhoPoMo this month – posting photos daily for the month of November.