Just a second: My 2014

In observance of Throwback Thursday, today I’m posting this. 365 video clips, all exactly one second in length, each one representing one day of my life from the year 2014. That was the plan, at least. In actual fact, there are in total 336 clips here, representing all the days when I didn’t forget to pull out my phone and shoot something.

I got this idea from a fellow named Cesar Kuriyama. He’s been doing this same thing since 2011, and even did a TED talk about it. Like Cesar, I’ve always had trouble remembering events in my life. For the record, this exercise does help. But I think to some extent my memory of watching and re-watching these video clips comes to replace any recollection of actual events.

JOHN’S 2014 – BY THE NUMBERS

7 – trips to the movie theater

6 – scenes featuring cakes

8 – curses

29 – days I forgot to shoot video

33 – appearances of my dog. I’ve become one of those people.

13 – shots of a computer monitor. I’ve been one of those people for a long time.

ADDITIONAL NOTES AND EXPLAINING OF THINGS

July 15: Really, I don’t know what that explosion was.

September 14: Cat bitten while fighting neighbor’s cat – in the clip we’re cleaning the wound with peroxide.

November 14: The band is called Tennis Pro. They were playing the Napa Valley Film Festival, doing a pretty cool cover of A Hard Day’s Night. Here’s more of it.

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9 comments

  1. Val

    Very cool! I’ve been wanting to try something like this. Right now I just shoot a photo of a baby head every morning. Is there a program you’re using to help keep it all organized?

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    • johnharden

      Not at all! I just shoot on my iPhone, and periodically dump my clips into iPhoto. Then I can just view the files sorted by date so it’s dead simple to number them sequentially so they stay in order when I import into Final Cut.

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