Making mini movies

Sometimes it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the idea of making films. Often it’s tempting to only hit record when something really important is happening. But with the kids growing up so fast, I’m really trying to cherish the little things and slow moments, not just the birthdays and big celebrations. Those events are lovely in their own right, but it’s often the day-to-day stuff can hold really precious memories too.

After a busy few weeks, we had zero plans last Saturday. So rather than pack it with loads of activities, we just hung out together as a family. Yes, there were times when the children were bickering and we all wanted to throttle each other (ha!) but we also stayed in our PJs until lunchtime; had lots of silly conversations; and did a bit of cooking. We found a pizza recipe that looked simple enough for us all to master, so I thought I’d make a little film about our afternoon adventures in the kitchen. I love the look on their faces when they’re making the dough.

My kitchen is dark and the lighting is terrible, so I usually avoid filming in it, but I’m pretty happy with how this turned out. I think mini movies are the way forward! So I’m going to try to capture more of those daily moments, make more shorter videos, and focus on the little details that make life really rich!

Filmed with a combination of Canon 6D with a 50mm f1:4 lens and iPhone 7.

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