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This Holiday Weekend…

This holiday weekend many of us will be spending time with family and friends creating memories that we will cherish. Two words: 

TAKE VIDEO! 

You don’t need to carry your bulky video camera —use your cell phone or your point and shoot camera.   (I suggest using your cell phone as you always have that with you).

Take short clips, 10-15 seconds is often enough with children.  Ask them a simple question to engage them.  Catch their little personalities. 

Interview a family member–keep it short–maybe a minute or two.  If it is a parent or grandparent, have them sit down and ask them what their favorite holiday or summer memory was.  Keep the camera steady by resting your arm on a table. 

Your video does not have to be perfect. You are capturing a memory, not entering a film contest!  ANYTHING you capture today will mean the world to you ten or twenty years from now.

Wouldn’t it be fun to be able to look back on YOUR childhood and see video of some of your favorite memories?   A family get together, a holiday, a picnic?  How many family members or friends do you wish you had some video of?  (I was very close to my grandparents on my father’s side.  I don’t have any video of them–I sure wish I did!)

Take video…you will be glad you did!

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