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12.12.12 – DURING THE DAY

12.12.12 – DURING THE DAY

Thank you so much for all the sweet words for the first part of 12.12.12 – the morning routine…

It’s most amusing that so many comments were made noticing the lens cap left in my back pocket! When editing this piece, I can’t tell you how annoyed I was that I’d left it visible!

Hey, that’s the beauty of real life with no chance to re-shoot it… believe me, I woulda if I coulda!… I’m sure plenty of you pop yours in your back pocket too!

So, on to the next part of the day…

During the day… There was a school assembly with Cosmo playing an old granny… then my sister pops over to be part of the film and we manage to make a photo session out of it… then catching the last light with the boys playing to the camera…

All good.

So special to have these moments preserved just by making the effort to shoot my day and putting it all together in a film.

It’s this kind of commitment that is behind my new course A JOURNEY… making time to create and giving this gift to yourself and others…

How about a little giveaway? I’d love to offer one place on A JOURNEY, just leave a comment about why you’d like to go on this Time Capsules journey… and I’ll pick a winner on Wednesday when I show the final installment of this 12.12.12 series…



  • elke
    Posted at 07:33h, 16 January Reply

    Another wonderful video, Xanthe! Love to see your dedication to your family, your life and your work.

  • chris
    Posted at 02:24h, 16 January Reply

    i’d love a free spot in your class because i am too poor to justify spending right now tho i love learning! (endless vet bills)
    my main reason for wanting to be in the course is to find out how other people view my work & how they would tweak it to make it better, as well as to learn how others work creatively (the thoughts behind their creative process). that would be so insightful and fun.

  • Robyn Geering
    Posted at 02:06h, 16 January Reply

    Hey there 🙂 There are heaps of reasons that I would love to share your Journey – A time capsule, and one of those reasons is just being able to share with like minded people, and being part of a creative group 🙂 This type of fusion of film and stills has been on my to do list for ever, and the idea of creating something meaningful to me (and perhaps meaningful to others) is just so so amazing. And 2013 is the year of me embrassing my new inner zen with technology (I’m slowly getting with the 21st century hehehe).

  • Lottie :: Oyster & Pearl
    Posted at 14:57h, 15 January Reply

    I really need to make that time. I have all my material for 12.12.12. shot but haven’t even begun to think how and when to put it all together. Lovin’ your bokeh!

  • Lottie :: Oyster & Pearl
    Posted at 14:55h, 15 January Reply

    I so need to take this time – I have all my 12.12.12 material shot but haven’t even started to think how I might assemble it all. Lovin’ your bokeh!

  • francesca
    Posted at 13:23h, 15 January Reply

    it’s lovely xanna. love the random old lady assembly! you shouldn’t mind about the lens cap, i thought it was beautiful – it says it all. x

  • Suki
    Posted at 13:08h, 15 January Reply

    I’d love to win a spot because i love your way of creating little gold nuggets of life to look back onto.

  • Christina G
    Posted at 08:51h, 15 January Reply

    I took one of your creating time capsule courses, and would love to continue the journey.

  • Jill
    Posted at 04:20h, 15 January Reply

    Of course I enjoy my family but I also enjoy so very much little things in every day and I want to learn to capture these little things in a special way. Thanks so much for the chance at your class!

  • Christy
    Posted at 03:52h, 15 January Reply

    Whoops, I forgot to add my website to the last comment. Seems we all have a lens cap in our back pocket from time to time. 🙂

  • Christy
    Posted at 03:48h, 15 January Reply

    Hi Xanthe. First time commenter. I began following a few months ago (I somehow found you through my American photographer friend Molly Flanagan) and your work touches my mom heart in a way that can’t be explained. I would like to have a spot in A Journey, because as a mother of two young boys (one that requires just a bit extra) I sometimes find myself wishing the days away, instead of bottling them up for a time capsule. I want to be inspired to soak in the love, instead of so often looking forward to the next break round the corner. Thank you for sharing your work. It has been a blessing in my life.

  • Joey
    Posted at 00:14h, 15 January Reply

    I had to watch the ending of your video a couple of times to figure out the parking situation on your street. Park wherever, eh? And I also wondered about what was in your back pocket in the last video. Ha!

    I’d love to take your class just to have a reason to step away from the daily chaos to work on preserving our memories.

  • Bonnie Jakobsen-Martin
    Posted at 23:57h, 14 January Reply

    Thanks for the chance to win a space in your class. It sounds awesome. I love your video . . . wonderful!

  • catherine
    Posted at 22:03h, 14 January Reply

    this is really beautiful! I’ve always loved watching your work. So inspiring!

  • Bettina Kingma
    Posted at 21:48h, 14 January Reply

    Hey Xanthe after seeing your awesome work I really would love to learn to make a film like yours. 🙂

  • kelly wills
    Posted at 21:12h, 14 January Reply

    i want to get the hang of this whole thing so i can create simple little time capsules to remember this sweet time in our lives.

    thanks, xanthe, for all your creativity and for your willingness to help all of us.

  • Colette
    Posted at 18:30h, 14 January Reply

    Hi Xanthe. I’d love to join you and the gang on another adventure filming and sharing our journeys.

  • isaida veale
    Posted at 18:12h, 14 January Reply

    The video was so cute! would love to learn how to make time capsules to share with my family.

  • mongault
    Posted at 18:10h, 14 January Reply

    that s great,
    you should present your work to the premier plan film festival.
    that s about first long and first short moovy.
    grat dynamic, love the music, nice sister laugh.
    and great nails!
    well done xanthe
    really nice job for that special 12.12.12
    lov to you all

  • Julia
    Posted at 17:22h, 14 January Reply

    Thanks for sharing these amazing moments. Love yoour creativity!

  • jeanine
    Posted at 17:05h, 14 January Reply

    oh honey, i LOVE these. so bloody amazing!!! you inspire me, woman. xoxo

  • Renee Bonuccelli
    Posted at 16:51h, 14 January Reply

    Hi:)! I’ve been a fan and follower since joining Flickr in 2010! I have been so wanting to learn how to make these films! I need some structure to do it – your course(s) look so amazing. I’d love to win! Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Jean Hutter
    Posted at 16:28h, 14 January Reply

    I am taking your Creating Time Capsules course now and I LOVE it. I just finished my first project on Making Bread – it is by no means great but I loved doing it and hope to do a lot more and get better. You ROCK!!!!!!!!!

  • Tamara
    Posted at 16:10h, 14 January Reply

    ooohhh…i would love to be a part of this class! i took your first class, but it was difficult because my camera didn’t have video and i was using my phone. i have a new camera and i’m good to go! your capsules are always so inspirational and beautiful.

  • Katherine Lightner
    Posted at 15:43h, 14 January Reply

    I just love your videos and took the Time Capsule course which I’m still learning from. I would love to continue on that journey. And a new DSLR for christmas that takes video – seems like the perfect way to start putting it to use!

  • naquillity
    Posted at 15:42h, 14 January Reply

    even though i don’t comment often i do enjoy watching your videos and seeing your blog posts… it would be a great pleasure to take your class. but, if i don’t get the chance right away may whoever wins this opportunity enjoy their journey…

  • melissa
    Posted at 15:41h, 14 January Reply

    thank you for this beautiful, exquisite, generous offering. your artistry is healing balm for my soul. grateful to and for you.

  • patricia
    Posted at 15:26h, 14 January Reply

    With many grandchildren to watch, I would love to create and save memories in a video format. My skills at this point, are far from perfect. Steven Spielberg isn’t going to hire me, anytime soon. But maybe, with a few of your helpful hints and lots of practice, I might make it to the bottom of his list.

  • justine
    Posted at 15:25h, 14 January Reply

    loved watching your two videos!

  • scamp (aka Shirley)
    Posted at 15:22h, 14 January Reply

    I have been admiring these time capsules for a while, and this morning got some news that just impresses on me the need and desire for capturing–now not later–life for my family. As someone who does family history and has explored digital scrapbooking, this would be the next creative best step. Our individual journeys do come to an end, and it’s the beautiful documentation of those journeys that bring joy and comfort to those remaining.

    And, Xanthe, the lens cap in the back pocket is a lovely reminder that it’s all about real life. *smile*

  • Becky
    Posted at 15:21h, 14 January Reply

    Your 12-12-12 videos are incredible! I want to learn how! I’d love to take your class.

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 15:15h, 14 January Reply

    Would love to participate in one if your classes.You are so creative and I love your blog! Thanks!

  • Kathleen
    Posted at 15:02h, 14 January Reply

    I also took the Creating Time Capsules class and am still learning and playing with all that I learned there. After the death of my husband, I stopped filming as much as I used to – even just only taking pictures with my iPhone. These past few months, I’ve picked up my DSLR and video camera. My little boy just turned five and I want to capture all of our conversations and the little quirks he has developed. Of course, time is always an issue and would love to take The Journey to help in keeping momentum.

    Thanks for sharing your video! I can not even imagine how much fun they will have looking back at them in the years to come.

  • Nanette Gordon-Cramton
    Posted at 14:44h, 14 January Reply

    I dream of creating my own personal time capsule…love your films. My Word for 2013 is Listen…and I would love to “encapsulate” my vision for this into a film. xo

  • susan
    Posted at 14:27h, 14 January Reply

    adore your ‘story’ and can completely relate to the fun you had with your sis! keep sharing the smiles, the giggles…the journey. and of course…YES…please count me in on the giveaway. learned so much from your time capsule class…let’s keep the ‘journey’ going! xo’s

  • raquel
    Posted at 14:13h, 14 January Reply

    I took one of your creating time capsule classes and would love to continue on this journey and it would be nice to have support and learn more along the way.

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