I was looking for a video project last weekend, and rather than going out and filming video, I decided to use footage I already had. I thought it would be a great idea to grab every video clip on my iPhone filmed during 2018, add some copyright free music, and edit it all together into a short YouTube video. So that’s exactly what I did, and it was actually pretty easy – there was no story to tell, just random clips thrown together to some music.
When I watched the video back though, I realised it needed an introduction, to explain why these non related clips were put together. To continue the phone theme, I decided to film the intro on my phone too, which actually took longer than editing the main video. I ended up filming in the doorway of my garage to get reasonable lighting (for the front facing camera) and to get away from household noise (TV, games, kids playing).
So here it is, 2018 as seen through the lens of my iPhone 8. I like it because every clip is a memory for me to look back on, but hopefully it’s short enough to not bore everyone else.