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2019 :: LOOKING BACK :: MY FILMS

2019 :: LOOKING BACK :: MY FILMS

Lots happened this year… thank goodness I have these films to hold my memories, so I can re-live these moments again and again, because I’m partial to forgetting things, almost as soon as they happen!

Unlike previous years where I created at least one extra film a month (not including weekend or mini DITL films)… I didn’t manage that, because my focus was on other things… like completing a week of daily films, 8 times this year! So, in the end there was a lot of video shot. 

Also, didn’t manage a summer film for the first time in years… just wasn’t feeling it this summer – the weather wasn’t great and we didn’t do much together as a family. But that’s ok, just the way it goes now the boys are older.

Anyway, I’m chuffed to have finally put together this post, I resisted for ages! But I know I’ll be pleased in the future to have everything all in one place, just like previous years.

2018 :: 2017 :: 2016 :: 2015 :: 2014 :: 2013 :: 2012 :: 2011

Let’s get started down memory lane…

January – Dancing on NYE, afternoon tea with my sister and the following weekend to the flower market.

Then into a week of daily films, as part of my Handmade Film Making course, the full week is HERE.

Finally edited together a collection of memories from 2018 –

February – More weekend films…

Plus, one which celebrated FOUR years of weekend films!

Created this fun showreel of my favourite stop motions –

March – Updated my showreel…

and went straight into a week of daily films, as part of my Handmade Film Making course, the full week is HERE.

Ending the week in New Orleans! Wow!

+ Weekend films of course… First in New Orleans.

Then marching in London and my birthday!

April – Saw more weekend shenanigans…

Another week of daily films – It’s becoming a regular thing this year because I like to join in with Handmade Film Making… The full week is HERE.

Which included this fabulous day in Brighton! One of highlights of my year.

Plus, a longer edit of my time at the Family Narrative –

May – The warm weather continued! so did the sunny weekend films

Gave myself a pat on the back for getting halfway through my 100 day project

Created a week of JOY and documented it.

June – Oh look! Another week in the life…

See the week in full over HERE.

Had a weekend of Paris for the day…

And then back for my annual trip to France With The Flo Show

Where I made this film of Kim –

And this longer edit of the experience –

And finally, we played mini golf!

July – My favourite project of the year!

Loved shooting and editing this long term project… 100 days of vertical video

And all the weekend films.

More daily films for July, packaged up in a week in the life film –

August – A little bit of travel in the UK! First, a weekend in Aberaeron..

And then our annual weekend in Pembrokeshire

And finally an Isle of Wight weekend in the blustery winds!

Back in London for the last weekends.

September started by creating a colourful floral film with Lucy

The weekends looked like this –

Went to Cornwall for work and one of my days looked like this –

Jumped into yet another week of DITL films

Where I went to Ibiza for the day!

And taught a workshop at the Apple store in Covent Garden –

October – More weekend films…

Including seeing Luke’s exhibition at Decorex.

Into another week of daily films…

to take me into November –

The week in the life continues… The full week is HERE.

There was an 18th birthday celebration – WTF!

December – into the final month…

Shooting some fun with second hand fashion and a rare weekend with our adult son (WTF again!)

With another highlight! The silent disco walk

And his first time voting –

And the final week of daily films in 2019! Phew! December was a challenge.

Some festive sister time with Boo… First, a gift of make up –

and then a day out together

And last but not least, the festive break and a much needed rest!

Another year has gone by so quickly! SO grateful to have all these memories… What a great year it was!


If you’d like to make 2020 the year you start making your own films – check out my online courses where I share everything you need to get started and inspiration to take you through the whole process and find the love of making films!

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