A Video is Worth…?
Did you shoot any video this weekend? Specifically, this Saturday, July 24th? If so, you might want to submit it to YouTube’s “Life in a Day” project. This is a very cool YouTube project produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald. “Life in a Day” is an “historic global experiment to create a user-generated feature film, shot in a single day.”
Which got me thinking. If a picture is worth a thousand words…what is a video worth?
I did participate in the video project. I shot some extremely compelling footage of my 3-year-old son shelling peas so that he could make “pea cakes.” Had I simply taken a photo of him shelling peas, sure, it would have been cute (he’s a cute guy) to see the strawberry stain on his chin and the bright, green pea pods in front of him, but it wouldn’t have told the entire story as well as he did in video-form.
So, what IS a video worth? Here is Jack shelling peas and talking about his morning.
To be sure, this one is certainly worth more to me (and maybe his grandparents) than to you, but it is a perfectly captured point in time of a typical Saturday morning that will never happen again. So, to me, whether this is included in YouTube’s documentary or not…it is historic video footage. And, thanks to our friends at Flip Video, it was easy to upload and share…which, to me, makes it even more valuable.
If you haven’t submitted your video to YouTube’s very cool project, you still have a little over five days to do it…please do.