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Year in Review: 2017 Family Video

2018 April 22
by Becky

I’m a little (lot) late this year with our family video, but it’s done and I’m pleased. In all truth, I finished it a couple months ago and snuck it out on my videos page without a mention, mostly because it didn’t feel quite right. It was just ok. Turns out, I wasn’t following my own video editing advice, because it was too long, too draggy. So this week I revisited, cut cut cut, and it’s much better. Funny how all you need is a tiny glimpse of an event to satisfy that need to capture the moment.

Finding the right music always seems an impossible task, no year is easy. I even try to collect songs through the year, ones I hear and thing “That’s inspiring!”, saving them to a playlist, hoping it will make my video-making days easier. But it usually doesn’t help much. I just do my best to use song we loved that year, ones that are hopefully semi-current, and songs that are upbeat…though I have used a few slow songs that just worked perfectly. Whatever feels right is what I use.

This felt like an epic year, one with so many highs and far too many lows. It’s like a time-lapse video, where you see us move to a different state, different schools, different jobs, different everything…funny what can change in a year. While these videos consume so much time, I’m always grateful for these little, quick views of our lives each year.

One Response
  1. Linda Johnson permalink
    April 23, 2018

    Loved the video Becky! The boys have grown so fast! Makes me smile to watch them play and to see all that they do.

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