Hyperlapsin’ Five Under Five’s & A Game of Musical Statues

Like Herding Cats On Speed

Being an Instagram fan, I’ve been trying to capture the “moment” as much as possible and trying out different techniques and styles to do it. (Like this “A life lived on Instagram” )

For me as a child of the 70-80’s I think that the fact that camera film was so expensive that it was only really used on special occasions. That meant the “specialness” of everyday life wasn’t captured for many of us and so many moments have been left to distort in memory or be forgotten in the ravishes of time.

But for this generation, none of that –  as they will be able  to look back and see lots of the magic they will be too young to remember they have created – Now of course, thanks to the simple smartphone we snap and share away like no one’s business. But maybe a bit too much? Hmmm that’s an argument for another time….

Where was I ? Oh yeah I’ve been having fun exploring what else can be done rather than just a straightforward image – and have been falling in love with a nifty time lapse video app called  Hyperlapse.

Traditionally, making time lapse videos means holding your phone or camera still while you film. Hyperlapse features built-in stabilization technology that lets you create moving, handheld time lapses that result in a cinematic look, quality and feel—a feat that has previously only been possible with expensive equipment.

One, I can’t afford expensive equipment and two if I could I certainly wouldn’t go anywhere near 5 under 5’s with it!. So this handy little app is perfect for creating some great little home movies. (It makes a change from taking photos of beautiful sunset on Worthing beach).

This was the ideal opportunity –  I was herding five under fives with a game of musical statuses, what could go wrong nothing right?, they all cheat, they all giggle and you get to see the best thing in the world – Kids being kids causing chaos just now with Hyperlapse you can manically speed it up or slow it down. Seriously what is not to love?

See for yourself here.

 

 

 

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Blissed Out In Smoothie Heaven

The Wonders of Worthing Smoothies

I took Duke out for a wander on Saturday and popped by the local cafe ,  the most excellent Parklife in Worthing for a quick drink (this place is perfect if you like healthy smoothies).

Sat there in a busy little cafe hanging out with my boy, I saw that he was completely oblivious to what I was telling him, which was bound to be amazingly interesting.  Instead, he was in a complete state of being “Blissed Out” as we used to call it . A  trance-like state of happiness that you don’t get to see very often, let alone experience unless you are on some very dodgy drugs. His came from a mush of strawberry and melons in a plastic cup with a curly straw.

There he was, eyes closed ignoring the world and concentrating on the moment. So I did what any Dad of my generation would do – pulled out my phone and snapped away.

Smoothie Heaven

Blissed Out In Smoothie Heaven

 

When was the last time anything tasted that good to you?

Dance Like No One Is Watching

Why Children Dance Better Than Their Dads

I caught myself watching Duke race round the other day, like he was listening to his own internal playlist. It was so incredibly lovely to see. I managed to grab a few snaps ( sorry about the quality) but being completely unscripted there was no time to set things up. This in itself, makes for a more natural view. What a lovely thing it is to be a child and be happy without bothering to stop and worry about what people think.

So if you want to “Dance Like No One Is Watching” then here’s a quick five step process, demonstrated here by Duke.

Step One:

Dance Now

Dance Now

Step Two:

 

Dance Now

Dance Now

 

Step Three:

Dance Now

Dance Now

 

Step Four:

Dance Now

Dance Now

 

Step Five:

Dance Now

Dance Now

Feel like busting some moves?, then here’s a soundtrack to keep you moving.