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2014 At A Glance — Our Yearly Movie

2015 January 28
by Becky

Procrastination finally lost its battle, I have officially finished our yearly “recap” video compilation, just a month shy of year end.

sorta feel like there should be some kind of medal ceremony. I’m clearly getting faster at this because as of Christmas I hadn’t cut single video.

While it’s never polished or professional, I do feel a sense of power taking hours of video down to a quick 10 minutes—especially since there’s twice as many kids to feature this year.

Family Yearly iMovie Making

Call me crazy, but, much like photos, thinking about all those videos just sitting on my computer, never being watched and collecting digital dust makes me want to scream. Many get tossed, things we videod that seemed amazing or cute at the time but really were just shaky and dimly-lit and confusing. Not everything translates to video. But at the end of the day, we’ve used our videos and can easily access them for a quick walk down memory lane.

I imagine our boys’ wives will appreciate this in the very distant future.

The overall project is always daunting at first. Coming up with an order, a story line if you will, is tough. Videos always begin with Ethan’s birthday party, then meander into chronological snippets mixed with segments like holidays or trips. There’s always a dancing/music segment, and this year Finn makes a big appearance about half way through. Upbeat music, our favorites from the year, are added. The goal is quick and fun, not long and tormenting.

Speaking of music, I’ve oddly included TWO Jonsi songs this year. One is from How To Train Your Dragon 2 and the other from We Bought A Zoo. They were two perfect to choose only one. And to Ethan’s sheer delight, I broke down and used the Lego Movie Song, Everything Is Awesome.

Though Ethan has already come to love these videos, this was the first year he got emotional watching his memories unfold. I’m usually tearing up with each review (and I watch it about 150 times while editing), but this time he was the one bawling. Shocked, I asked him what happened, to which he wailed “I miss doing all of those things! When can we do them again?”

Yet another example that four year olds are little balls of emotion.

Anyway, here’s one final toast to another year, another film of cuteness. Without further ado…

Haven’t had enough of the our Family? Check out our past videos:

Year One
Year Two
Year Three

2 Responses
  1. Linda Johnson permalink
    January 29, 2015

    What wonderful memories!! A beautiful video!! Becky you are amazing!!

  2. March 19, 2015

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