As life evolves so do our hobbies. There are some who still enjoy the pleasures of creating a scrapbook with their personalities in mind, and creativity in full force. In fact scrapbooking can be very relaxing, therefore being a great way to center one’s inner self. So much has changed over the last 100 years. Instead of creating a scrapbook that will collect more dust than memories…enhance your scrapbooking by taking it up digtially via cyber space.
Take your enjoyment for encasing your memories in a displayed scrapbook, and upload them instead to the internet so they can be on display for your entire family, and friends to see, no matter where they are in the world. Do you remember the days when people would hold you hostage flipping threw still photo albums and scrapbooks? What about the day of the enormous video camera, where editing vh1 tape was not an option for a simple home user, so sitting through elongated moments of “when will it be over” blues is finally over. Family memories can be weaved with music, still photo, and video clips, that keep the attention span on and waiting for more.
If you love scrapbooking, then scrap it up and have a grand time, but if you love creating beyond embelishments, then creating a video with lots of eye candy and memories can be shared any time, and not just when your famiy and old friends come by to visit.
You don’t have to be a genius when it comes to editing either. It’s actually quite simple, epecially with sites like You Tube, and One True Media. The steps are really simple, and the editing software is built right into the site, which are complete with cutting, and transitioning options. Drop some music behind your master piece and really make your memories pop. Features like zooming in and out, fade, and slow motion can pull at all those emotional strings that feel so good when tickled softly.
Smart phones like the iphone have access to aps like VidEditor for free, and Droids also have trimming aps you can use to edit videos and upload straight to online locations like Kodakgallery.com, Photobucket, or Vimeo.
Even if you have old video tapes, and smaller cassets you would like to save and upload you can with companies like Legacy Video Studio. Who needs a time capsul when you have a camera phone?
You probably don’t have a clue as to what your great, great grandmother looked like, or who you got your flaming red hair from. These types of mysteries won’t be very common moving forward.
As our families expand and grow generations deep, our technology will expand and grow just the same. Enjoy the technology journey, and document it at the same time, so that your great, great grandkids get to know you and laugh at how antiquated your recording options were in year 2012.