I stumbled upon this amazing video on YouTube by Spoonito who shared home movies that his dad took of him and his sister over the span of 25 years during Christmas time. The dad recorded his son and daughter coming down the stairs on Christmas morning to open their presents from 1985 to 2009. There are a couple of years missing in the stream for some reason and the daughter’s boyfriend joins the tradition later on, but the experience really captures just how fast time flies.
Are you recording and documenting your precious memories? I sure hope so. It doesn’t have to be the same thing this dad did but as long as you’re taking photos or videotaping your family on a regular basis, at least for big events and occasions then I think you’ll be grateful you did. So will your loved ones.
If you want an easy way to capture and share home movies then you should checkout Pixorial.com which offers a new online service that makes it kind of fun too. They’ll transfer just about any format from film to video and hosts the footage online where you can create playlists of the footage you want to share and then send the link to family members and friends. It’s pretty slick.
Here’s Robert Scoble talking about it and interviewing the founder of Pixorial.