Sunday, May 31, 2009

i spy: birthday video trend?

For you video fans, check out this very sweet and moving short film, documenting Piper's first birthday (thanks to mom, Amanda, for passing along!). It seems a great way to mark this first birthday milestone. The film highlights special snapshots and moments of the day, set to music that rides on the emotions of the occasion. 

I feel like I am seeing more of these 'high-tech' videos, that are not just a running video of a child blowing out birthday candles, but a more thought-out compilation of the birthday. Some people even hire production companies to document such occasions. What do you think? 

I hate to admit it, but we don't even own a video camera. I do short little films with the video feature of my point and shoot, but have never considered it a priority to buy a video camera. Perhaps something I will regret down the road? I don't know. We have only looked at our wedding video once (we were married 6 years ago), so I don't know if I'm just not a video kind of gal. Then again, I love really well produced short films, like these super 8 films Chelsea wrote about last week. Or perhaps I'm just lazy. I'm having a hard enough time keeping up with photo-documenting my son...I just started working on his first photo album- coming home from the hospital! Personally, I think a more high-tech digital camera is on my wish list before a video camera (hint, hint...mom).

6 comments:

amber said...

If nothing else, buy a flip cam. They're cheap and easy to use.

Queen Scarlett said...

Another vote for Flip cam - love it - and the HD quality allows even the grandparents to see the kids crystal clear via web.

Kim - The TomKat Studio said...

What a sweet video! I would love to have those for my kids' birthday parties!

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

I LOVE this video! My son's 11th b-day party is this weekend. I will shoot video of him and his guest flying on a zip line and climbing a rock wall!

I spent all weekend transferring videos to DVDs. My mom took videos of my kids when they were little when I didn't think it was that important. I am SO glad she took them. It is so nice to hear my children's voices when they were little. You can't get that from a snapshot!

Food for thought....

sara hicks malone of party perfect said...

you guys must infor me- what is a flip cam!?

chelsea said...

I never thought I'd be into owning any sort of video camera..but I love super 8 so I just bought one. We'll see how it goes. I wish the process to transfer it to DVD was simpler + cheaper! I do love (watching at least) the medium of moving pictures!