I’ve been gathering visuals recently. Yesterday, I shot video of a ribboncutting for a new store. Using three videocameras, a DSLR, and my phone, I captured our Community Carnival at church last night. I’ve got vacation video that’s unedited. I’ve got photographs of several summer events around church that haven’t been edited or shown.
Capturing data isn’t hard anymore, not as hard as it was for my dad with his Super8 movie camera. He got 3 minutes at a time. And that was it. Someone else took care of the processing.
Right now, I’m the one that has to do the processing. And I know that for things I produce, every minute of video takes an hour of editing and scripting and adding music and rendering. (And that’s using Movie Maker. I’ll bet real editors take even longer).
I love it. I really do. I love making a one minute video of an inflatable slide.
But it does take time. And at some point, I gotta wonder how much time to spend processing, and how much time to just live live.
(And I won’t even ask about scrapbooking. Or blogging.)