I've made videos of each of my boys' first years (see Henry's and Charlie's) and every time I share them people ask me "HOW DID YOU DO THAT?!" It's actually really simple, but it is insanely time-consuming and something you have to actively work at throughout that whole first year. I've explained the process I use- the organizing, filing into folders on my external hard drives, then the actual making of the movie- and friends have said it seems like way too much. And maybe it is! But for me it's worth it...although I have to admit it would be nice to have a quicker, easier way to document a long period of time and condense it into a short movie.
I actually had this conversation with my sister the other week and later that night I got an email from Blinkbuggy letting me know about their upcoming launch...an app that makes time lapse videos possible, doable- and MANAGEABLE. Very exciting, and when you read more about it I think you'll be stoked too.
Here's how it will work:
The best part of all is that although this idea did come from the intention of capturing a baby's first year, ANYONE can use this app. Capture a summer trip, a girls' vacation, or planning a wedding or event. Start when your baby is born, or start when they're 10. The possibilities are endless, and I especially like that you're actually prompted to take the video. If you're anything like me you have a million things in your mind already, so remembering one more thing probably won't happen.
The app hasn't been released yet, but if you've been reading awhile, you may remember that I partnered with Blinkbuggy when they first released their online baby book...and we thought it would be fun to offer the same kind of early access to you guys again.
To be one of the first to try the Blinkbuggy Time Lapse app, simply enter your info below to get on the waitlist. I've already signed up my best mama friends and I hope you sign up too...and then tag me when you post your amazing videos! I can't wait to try it myself.
*This post is in partnership with Blinkbuggy, but as always all opinions are my own.