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"Just A Second" 2013 - 1 Second Everyday

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"Just A Second" 2013 - 1 Second Everyday

Postby Kent Frost » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:07 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMqOxjUNqGI[/youtube]

A LOT happened this year. We shot several weddings, baby portraits, and family video portraits. We had 60º weather in February, ice in May, and record flooding in August. We had two major comets. A massive meteor exploded over Russia. The Boston Marathon was bombed. The US Government shut down for 16 days. The pope resigned. China soft-landed the first spacecraft on the moon since 1976. And we lost great people like James Gandolfini, Lou Reed, and Nelson Mandela among many others.

And in the middle of all that chaos...we had a baby anyway.

Notable Dates:

Jan 04: Local news station featured my "Just A Second 2012" video on TV. It ended up being featured on over a dozen other outlets around the world.
Feb 11, 12, & 13 combined. It's the same scene at the same time of day on both the 11th and 13th, but with snow in between on the 12th.
Feb 28: Mom's retirement party.
Mar 13: The PanSTARRS Comet.
Mar 22: We shot this fun wedding in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Mar 29: Yep, another wedding shoot! This one was in Diamond City, Arkansas.
Mar 30: WE'RE HAVING A BABY!!! Carolyn was 7 weeks and 2 days along here. This is our first.
Apr 09: The day I assembled the crib.
Apr 15: The Boston Marathon bombing.
Apr 24: A drive through downtown Springfield, Missouri.
May 01: Love those clouds.
May 03: ICE in MAY??? This day was actually a record breaker for both Missouri & Arkansas if I'm not mistaken.
May 11: Okay, so I obviously didn't film this one, it was the NY Port Authority. But I felt this event (the erecting of the spire atop the new Freedom Tower in NYC) was a significant enough moment to include in the project, so I sped it up and threw it in.
May 14: Carolyn's first ultrasound. It was an early one they did to see if the baby was too big for the CVS test. We also got to hear the heartbeat for the first time here.
Jun 08: Speaks for itself.
Jun 27: I finally replaced my GoPro HD Hero 2 with a Hero 3 Black Edition. 120fps awesomeness to follow!
Jun 30 & Jul 01: Gotta love slo-mo underwater clips.
Jul 02: IT'S A BOY!!! Carolyn was almost 21 weeks along here.
Jul 07: The day we posted the final cut of the Bodine Family's Video Portrait. Our first video of its kind, and they loved it! Click here to view: vimeo.com/69823875
Jul 10: Doing some board diving at Meador Pool on my 34th Birthday!
Jul 20: Engagement Portrait Session with Tim & Tiffany.
Jul 28: DOUGHBOY!! Good out-of-town friend came to visit (Dude juggling on the right).
Aug 01: Happy Birthday, Chico!
Week of Aug 02: Record rainfall resulting in flash flooding, effecting several southern Missouri towns.
Aug 13: Happy birthday, nephew!
Aug 15: Hanging with my brother, Mark, who is in from Colorado. I don't get to see him much so this clip is special to me.
Sep 01: Our first of two baby showers at Coyote's Adobe Cafe in Springfield, MO.
Sep 14: This was the day of the funeral of Carolyn's brother, Bill. It was a sudden loss due to unexpected heart failure. He was 42.
Sep 21: The second baby shower at my parent's house.
Sep 22: First Day of Fall. Nothing special really, I just love this shot from my office window. :)
Sep 28: Another wedding. I hope you can tell we love shooting these.
Oct 1: Government Shutdown. Everyone loses their minds.
Oct 4: The posting of the Musselman Family Video Portrait. Another success! View it here - vimeo.com/76121083
Oct 19: The Schmidt Wedding - This senior couple at the reception were great dancers!
Oct 26: "Thriller" on C-Street by the Dr. Deadalous Traveling Zombie Show.
Oct 27: CORN MAZE!!
Nov 12: Carolyn's Birthday Steak Dinner
Nov 14: CAMERON FROST IS BORN! 6lbs 15oz, 19.5in long after a 26-hour labor!
Nov 23: Cameron's Newborn Portraits.
Nov 28: Thanksgiving Day Dinner!
Nov 29: After making its perihelion on Thanksgiving Day, Comet ISON was thought to have dimmed, fizzled out and died. But on November 29th, astronomers were baffled to find that at least some part of it had survived and appeared at first to be getting brighter.
Dec 05: Nelson Mandela dies.
Dec 08: Awesome snow portrait session with the Mayberry Family.
Dec 29: My son's first camera.
Dec 30: First day at my new job.
Dec 31: New Year's Eve Celebration!
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Re: "Just A Second" 2013 - 1 Second Everyday

Postby Dave McElderry » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:24 pm

I wouldn't have thought that you could see so much in a one second sample. It actually works very well. Congratulations on a very nicely done project! :TU:
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Re: "Just A Second" 2013 - 1 Second Everyday

Postby Ron » Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:31 pm

:like:
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Re: "Just A Second" 2013 - 1 Second Everyday

Postby momoffduty » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:03 pm

First off Congrats on your new addition to the family! He is cute! Awesome job Kent on the video. I like how you incorporated current events into the project. Loved your 2012 Just a Second too. :TU:
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Re: "Just A Second" 2013 - 1 Second Everyday

Postby Steve Grisetti » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:27 pm

Amazing video, Kent!

I thought I was thorough about documenting my year -- but you make me look like a real slacker!
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Re: "Just A Second" 2013 - 1 Second Everyday

Postby tjodork » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:44 pm

really awesome....make me want to do it also...but alas...not sure I could follow through every day.
Loved your work!!!
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Re: "Just A Second" 2013 - 1 Second Everyday

Postby Steve Grisetti » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:46 am

Hope you don't mind that I shared this on my Facebook page, Kent. It really is a work of art!
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Re: "Just A Second" 2013 - 1 Second Everyday

Postby Peru » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:16 am

Wow! :tup:
Well done. A beautiful job of editing and a great choice of music.

Did you do the depth of field changes in camera while recording?
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Re: "Just A Second" 2013 - 1 Second Everyday

Postby _Paz_ » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:54 pm

Super concept, well done! Who would have thought that a second a day could show so much of a person's life experience???

I couldn't help but notice how often the cat got the second of the day. Not that I think it is wrong. On the contrary, it makes a strong statement on how important our pets are in our lives. Almost every day my little dog does something that makes me smile, if not laugh out loud.

It's especially nice that you've done this in the year your son was expected and born. If you keep it up through his early years he will have the most marvelous ability to see what his family life was like in the early years most of us cannot remember. Of course, it will help you to remember too. The most beautiful sound I've ever heard was one day my own son was playing with a puppy. Lots of puppy licking and peals of laughter that sounded like bells. As time goes by the memory fades. I can no longer hear the notes in my mind, only that the experience was so wonderful. It will be great if you can capture and save some of those moments.
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Re: "Just A Second" 2013 - 1 Second Everyday

Postby videovillageidiot » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:20 pm

Cool video. LOVED the cat - and I couldn't help notice the cat gnawing on fabric. My cat eats all kinds of stuff; her fabric of choice is fleece.

Your changes of focus are great to watch.

I'd love to see one second of your adorable son every day...

How did you decide what to include?
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Re: "Just A Second" 2013 - 1 Second Everyday

Postby Francesco Carzedda » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:09 am

A report at speed of life :-) !
I appreciated very much releasing all of the events in the text.
Happy and creative 2014 !
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Re: "Just A Second" 2013 - 1 Second Everyday

Postby Kent Frost » Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:41 pm

Steve Grisetti wrote:Hope you don't mind that I shared this on my Facebook page, Kent. It really is a work of art!

Absolutely, go ahead. Thank you. :)

Peru wrote:a great choice of music. Did you do the depth of field changes in camera while recording?

Yep. Although I've considered getting a Lytro camera so I can take a photo and then do an animated pull-focus for a one second clip. :)
The music was done by a guy named Harold-Alexis. I actually contacted him to see if he'd be willing to make an extended edition of one of his tracks so that I could use it with the 2013 video, and he was on board immediately after seeing the 2012 video. Incidentally, the music in the 2012 video is also produced by him, which I found by chance, but it was exactly the right length as it was.

videovillageidiot wrote:I'd love to see one second of your adorable son every day...

It's funny you mention this, because there's a video by Sam Cornwell called "A Second A Day From Birth" which begins with his son's birth and goes until his 1st birthday. That video went viral within a week. lol

videovillageidiot wrote:How did you decide what to include?

You know, I'm not completely sure. I guess I have this internal rating system and I just pick whatever I think is the strongest moment in any given clip.
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Re: "Just A Second" 2013 - 1 Second Everyday

Postby Francesco Carzedda » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:02 am

there's a video by Sam Cornwell called "A Second A Day From Birth" which begins with his son's birth and goes until his 1st birthday

I love both :-)
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Re: "Just A Second" 2013 - 1 Second Everyday

Postby Jayell » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:19 pm

What struck me most is that I had to be extremely alert trying to grasp some meaning from each clip. You don't watch this one casually. I ditto the comment about wondering how you picked the 1 second from each clip. Great job, Kent!
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Re: "Just A Second" 2013 - 1 Second Everyday

Postby Kent Frost » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:35 pm

Thanks everyone. I appreciate all the comments. The video has actually kind of blown up today. It got featured on a bunch of local outlets, including a couple of TV news sources. It was also featured on Petapixel a few days ago, Buzzfeed yesterday, and Huffington Post today. The view count is currently at over 78,000. I'm pretty humbled right now. :)
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