There’s something great about living in a small town. You can easily walk around the whole town in a day. As you walk the streets, You most likely will meet someone you know. There’s minimal rush hour traffic. You tend to feel like a part of the community instead of being lost in a crowd.
Whenever I’m out on my walks or bike rides I have been collecting various shots of the landmarks around the town. And today I had yet another idea of trying something out I haven’t done before. I’ve done a few time-lapses but by adding movement to the camera they become even more interesting to watch and then they are called motion lapse. Keep in mind this video was done with my very basic camera setup. A cheap wide angle lens attachment that I picked up on my business trip to Sweden. My iPhone 7 and a Manfrotto mini tripod that I was holding in my hand while riding a bicycle.
After editing and uploading my video. I was surprised at how well it was received. people were sharing it and liking it non stop for a few days, I would say that at least half of the Jelgava population has seen it by looking at numbers.
My take away from this day is, people, like to feel a part of a group, a community and they share interests. My videos, in general, are like a surprise you never know what’s going to be in the next video or what it’s going to be about. I understand that if I want to be successful I should pick a theme and stick with it. That day is coming, for now, I’m practicing trying to learn all I can. I thank you for being a patient follower and supporting me in my journey with your likes and shares.
I feel an unmeasurable amount of gratitude for my parents. They are no doubt the greatest support in my life. I want to say thank you for being there for me every single time I’ve been down.
Today I made a plan! I even wrote it down in a notebook. I was determined not to mess up again in spite of yesterdays disappointing video. I convinced my dad to give me a short interview and we wound up talking for 20 minutes about life and shoes since hi is a cobbler. Even mom wanted to join in on the fun towards the end. You see when you realize that today you look better than you will in the future, then please don’t hesitate to create a memory for your great-grandchildren and next generation to come. So often we take older and wiser people for granted. But we should learn to listen to what they have to say. They are twice as experienced as you and me at this time. ( I hope my average reader is 30-45). Here is the deal. Creating even one minute video with multiple shots on different locations takes time. I chose my family for this shoot because I have years and years of family events in pictures and video. I’m like the Memory Keeper for our family. Just so happens that any time I’m out doing stuff, I try to make a few shots and videos of it. Why you ask? Stock Footage. Most likely you will make a better video if you are able to make it visually appealing to the viewer by using lots of B-roll.
And just so happens the other day Family went out on a boat ride for a picnic. Dad tried to catch some fish and I was filming everything that moves and even if it doesn’t. Also Latvian song and dance festival just concluded a few days ago. I had some footage that I filmed of people walking by from a low angle. That came up useful in this production.
So my take away from this day. It’s a great idea to document everything as much as you can. There’s never too much B-roll if you keep it organized and sorted. And Someday your hard work will be appreciated mainly by yourself and next in kin.