Digital Magic

I created a digital baby book using snippets of media from Stella’s first year, most of which I captured with my iPhone 4. Collecting footage originated as an organic process because of its technological ease; simply because I *could* transition from swaddling to recording, I *did*. Including my long distance friends and family also required little effort, other than a few swipes of my finger, as opposed to a few hours at my computer to edit and publish footage. In mere moments, I could transport their eyes into mine, allow them to experience the way I saw the world (at least the portions I chose to share), and then safely return them back to their own homes, miles away from mine.

The presence of technology in my daughter’s life is never the main attraction, but rather a stepping stone—a silent partner—to discover, relive, and enrich hand-made joy. To me, the memories captured are as magical as the process itself.

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Posted on May 30, 2011, in 12 months, video and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I love the video 🙂 Did you put this together using iMovie? Would love to make something like this for my son who turns 1 in September.

    • Most videos on my blog were done using iMove on my phone; however, I used Windows Live Movie Maker for the two montage videos I did for her 1st and 2nd birthdays. It’s a free download if you have Windows 7. Good luck!

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