For the entire month of June I’m planning on writing a series of blog-a-day posts based on a set series of open-ended questions to myself. This is one of those posts.
June 14th // Something You Are Watching
For whatever reason it has been the year of home movies. Well, I write “whatever reason” but what I should really write is that the reason is linked to a string of acquisitions relating to digital media and a whole lot of spare time last summer: a multi-terabyte media server, a high definition television, a Playstation 3, and — cheapest of all, actually — a waterproof, hi-def, pocket-sized video camera.
I’ve been encoding old movies — and I do mean old, dating back as far as the seventies and eighties old — but also capturing and producing and sorting onto our media server my own little clip montages from random adventures on weekends or vacations or just hanging out — you know, the little and big things that are interesting later on.
And we’ve been watching them. A lot. In fact, as I was coming downstairs to write this post, I left Karin sitting on the couch watching movies from our holiday vacation to the Domincan Republic last December. And, in fact, I don’t think hardly a week has gone by when I haven’t just flipped on a video or two just — you know — to see.
Call it nostalgia, getting old, or just humdrumedness… or whatever, but we seem to be watching a lot of home movies lately.