Saving Memories on Video

I remember capturing a video of my son riding his skateboard about 10 years ago. I used my Sony video camera to capture about ten seconds of footage of my son riding his skateboard towards me. Afterwards, I plugged my video camera into my laptop and uploaded the video from the camera to the computer. From there, I was able to edit the video on my computer then burn the finished video on DVD. The video wasn’t just about my son riding his skateboard, but I remember that segment took about 15 minutes from upload to editing.

It is amazing how much technology is advancing at a blazingly fast pace. I took this video of my daughters launching their rockets at a science camp last week. I used my iPhone, and yes, I realize I could also use an Android or Windows phone as well, but I own an iPhone. The video clips never left my phone. I assembled about 4 clips and added transitions and music. I finished the video in less than 10 minutes. I was ready to share my video with my family and friends via email, text, YouTube, FaceBook, and all the other social-media-video-sharing apps available.

When I finished I asked myself, “Did I really just make a home movie on my phone?” Yes, I did. I think I made my first video on my phone years ago, but it is just getting easier each year. No more looking for cables and discs. I believe it is important to record the moments for yourself and your loved ones. Technology is making it easier.

we simplify, we perfect, we start over


This was the opening video for Apple’s WWDC this past week. It’s simple and powerful. We simplify. We perfect. We start over. Apple’s take on design. It’s more than just a look. Where else does this approach apply?