Joined Dec 3 2014
When I was a kid I used to mount a five gallon plastic water bottle on my shoulder and pretend it was a camera. My favorite thing to film were the horrible fights between my two older siblings-- I would interview them and pretend to zoom in on their reactions. Sometimes they would both turn against me, and I would catch some chase-scene footage as I ran for my life.
At some point later on, after much practice, my parents brought me a Hi8 camera for the specific task of recording the reunion between my grandmother and her siblings, who had not seen each other in 60 years.
We are at a unique time in our history. With these new audio-visual tools, we can do godly things like freeze moments in time, visit the past, or notice clues of monumental significance in a replayed scene, which otherwise would have been lost in the sands of eternity. Every scrap of footage we capture, coded chains of dense information, keeps our memory alive and feeds the notion of immortality.