Over Christmas, I gave my 9 year old niece my Flipcam and asked her to film a message to send to her aunt & uncle in Alaska.
This clip may or may not be a budding documentary filmmaker, but my favorite part is her immediate recognition that she’s set out a hard task for herself. She simultaneously tries to feed her chickens, get them to look at the camera, and steady the camera to get a good shot of said chickens. “It’s hard to do this.”
Yes, it is. The equipment might be cheaper and smaller but a story is still a story. And getting it is hard work. Even a 9 year old can see that.
At least Grandpa stands still. (The chicken-frying is just filmmaking serendipity.)