So this evening I finally got a chance to look over some of the footage I shot at my dads birthday. I put a little video together for it, just a nice little video with my family in. I've always known how important family are, It's obvious, but It's not until the last month or two I've thought about it a whole lot more. I film so much and just whack it in a folder on my computer. I'm not necessarily going to make a video out of it, but I want to be able to look back on it. That's not just my family either, that's my friends too. When I'm old, I want to look back at what and who was current in my life at this moment.
So I was filming my uncle, granddad, dad and nonna, well, just my whole family really. But I didn't really tell them I was filming. I feel that you get the best footage when people are natural. I love just capturing conversations and emotions like that. If you tell people you're filming, then they try to be funny and it just doesn't work.
My granddad is 81 now and is still a fit as a fiddle (I don't really understand that saying but I assume it's relevant here). He bikes everywhere, to the allotment, to the pub, to see his friends etc, and is still really healthy. He's such a lovely man, he makes the best Italian biscuits in the world.