I love using my blog as a visual reminder of our family’s adventures, and over the last few months I’ve tried to incorporate a bit of film-making into my repertoire after being lucky enough to attend at Venture North Byte 17 with Nigel Camp of The Video Effect earlier in the year. At the event, Nigel showed us how to make good quality video content on a budget – and left us all feeling very inspired about what we could go away and create!
Since then I’ve made a couple of little videos, and whilst they’re by no means professional, I do love that I now have a few snippets of family life that I can go away and view time and time again. Photos are lovely, but there’s nothing quite like seeing a moment brought to life in film to take you back to a time and place and make you feel like you’re reliving it all over again.
So with summer coming to an end in the North of Scotland, here’s a roll back right to the start of our holiday season and a little highlights video of the 7-day trip we took in our campervan to the Outer Hebrides. Although it took me ages to put this video together (as a beginner, the editing is painstaking!), I’m hoping with time and practise I can get a little slicker. I’m linking this post up to the new ‘Snapshots and Scenes’ linky with Kerri-Ann at Life As Our Little Family and some of her lovely co-hosts. I do hope you enjoy this little video and maybe even get the inspiration to capture some cinematic family footage of your own!
Oh, and if this video happens to get you in the mood for a trip to the Outer Hebrides, you can find out all about our holiday, and get lots of ideas for things to do in the Western Isles in my post right here!
See you there next year?
What a brilliant video. This looks amazing. I do love Scotland, but some places you just don’t get to visit as often x
Thanks Susan! Yes the islands are so lovely – but they do take a bit of extra effort to get to:) Definitely worth visiting when you get a chance xx
Thanks a lot for joining in with #SnapshotsandScenes. I’m the same as you: I feel like a complete newbie when it comes to video, but I love having a go and making myself film more snippets of our family life. The little ones love it too and my monthly video is now my favourite thing to do! x
Little family videos are lovely things to have aren’t they? I do find the editing frustrating but having something you can hold onto forever as the end result makes it all worthwhile! x
I love your video: the fact it all seems ‘in tune’ with the music, accelerating when the music gets quicker and with lots of beautiful beach shots, flowers and ‘human’ perspective as you go down the stairs. Love it!
Aww thank you! It took me ages to find the right music, and then even longer to fiddle about to get all the scenes to ‘fit’, but in the end I was pretty happy with it, and I’ve got something to dance along to as I watch too! x
Oh thankyou! 🙂
I love your videos and so nice to see you in them too 🙂 It just makes me want to come to Scotland, it’ is so beautiful and you capture the scenery so well. We’ve been talking about camping in Scotland next year so I’m going to show this to my husband! Gorgeous xx
Oh thankyou Hayley, I’m delighted if it’s given you some ideas! Yes I’ve noticed I don’t feature on my blog very much, I think I’m going to have to try to pop up a bit now and again and get over my fear of appearing! My own natural curiosity about people means I quite like to see who I’m interacting with, I’m sure the reverse is also true xx