- 11:20 AM - June
- Surreal for me to
- I wanted a
video camera more than anything in the world when I
was a kid. My father had one but I didn't live with
him. I remember making a written list of the pros and
cons of my mom buying one - even this shitty black and
white one that was clearly just for kids - but my mom
is infamously anti-tech and it just wasn't happening.
No, I had to move out and bought my very first video
camera on November 9th, 1995. That was the morning I
was going to meet Michael Jordan. I'd say it was worth
the money. Ha.
- Watching the ease
at which these kids can do this is a little mixed
however. It felt like such a privilege to be able to
document events with video in the 80s and 90s. It was
so cumbersome and difficult... but SO much more
freeing than film. You could see it THAT DAY! So
the world opened up and you took more chances and did
more shit... now it's everywhere and assisted by so
many goofy things I wonder how a child who grows up in
this environment sifts through all the bullshit and
really learns how to tell a story, you know?
- And of course, I'm
obviously the dude to help them. It's not lost on me
that they're in good hands there... but it's not time
yet. I love that they're having fun. I loved watching
Cam tell Vienna to keep the camera still so he could
come INTO frame. His brain is thinking outside
the box which is a pretty cool thing. He sees things
differently than most 6 year olds. Both of them do
honestly. So time will tell.
- Just seemed like
something I should document. They could very well look
back on this as a moment in time...