I got this “Day at Home” idea from Cody Wanner when he did his own home/first person POV video.
When I tried the whole concept, I just went with a GoPro and was not really pleased with the initial footage. The quality was grainy, shots were kind of wobbly, the colors weren’t my normal quality…the list goes on.
But when I decided “I’m going to capture this memory!” and just threw the footage in the final cut pro x, found a wistful song that I liked, and started editing…it was like magic. After about 5-10 minutes of editing I already knew that this was going to be one of my favorite videos I’ve made to date.
Even if it doesn’t get any views on YouTube…I am SO HAPPY I made this video.
The nostalgia I already feel when I rewatch this is powerful and I know that nostalgia will only grow in the years to come.
I can’t encourage you enough to try and really capture memories of your family. Memory is a fickle thing and little treasures like this are worth the effort.
The perfect blend of old school styling and the newest technology…all in one unassuming package.
I bought the X-100F back when I first was downsizing my camera gear and wanted one super high-quality camera for my then budding family. There is a newer model now…the X-100V, that steps up the video shooting game of this amazing camera.
I sold my X-100 about 18 months ago and I really regret it.
When it comes to portrait shooting I think it is unbeatable for the colors it gives you and the slight softening of skin tones while keeping the crisp details that make your subjects pop.
Honestly, if I can ever convince my wife to let me buy this camera again I will.
Seeing these kinds of Good Samaritan actions warms my heart…
Jared Polin is a photographer I follow on YouTube. He is giving away (for free) a photography booklet to (first) those whose kids’ schools closed for a few weeks and (second) college students whose college closed.
Please share with anyone you think might be interested. (he’s a really good photographer)