I’ve always loved recording videos and some years back, taking daily videos on what I was learning and experimenting on (using Snapchat) was the way I preferred to communicate.
I have written how I used this platform (truth be told, you can actually use ANY platform but I preferred Snapchat as it captured the “time” element of my day to create simple, daily videos without the need for extensive editing).
These daily videos then became a collection of a life album.
When I travelled overseas, I created them and had a record of everything I did, who I met, places I saw and visited. In the end, I didn’t even take photos anymore, instead, taking video and my own reflections to create some kind of video diary. So much so now, that when I look back on these videos (I see them MORE than I refer to any photos), it brings up so many different memories and emotions for me.
I’d hope that on my dying bed, someone would just put all my videos on some kind of loop so that I can watch my life as it happened. I captured it all in some way.
My videos are all sitting on my YouTube channel in various playlists separated into years. Many of the videos and playlists I have since made private (for my eyes only) while others are unlisted meaning that I can share the URL out but it doesn’t stop anyone else sharing the URL out – and the reason why you can see an example here on my blog below.
I missed creating videos of late – merely because of the creative element.
I had been thinking about maybe getting back on Snapchat or Instagram to create the Stories but there’s a huge part of me that really can’t be bothered with the social element any more. It’s as if I need to express my creativity without having a conversation about it.
It’s simply too much noise for me anymore.
As such, I started creating short (less than 3 minute) videos without me talking in them. Just short video snippets – sometimes to music, sometimes not, of my day.
I share these videos to people who may find interest in them. For example, my French language buddies are always interested to see how Australian life looks like so I send it to them. On the whole though, those videos are mainly for me. Just a little something to be creative with my mobile phone and not to be shared – not to have a conversation about.
Here’s an example of one where I just show the various sporting and social elements of our local park.
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