A Second A Day For A Year

On August 28, 2017, I started my senior year of high school. A few days prior, I had an idea: In order to capture the entirety of the year, I would take a second-long video every single day. This could be something that I could look back on in one, two, five, or ten years from now and remember everything that I experienced.

At the time, I didn't think that it would be a large-scale thing. Sure, I told my friends about it and a few of them participated, but the more and more people I filmed, the more the word spread, and the more people wanted to be involved, which was really cool. I began to film anything and everything, trying to capture the best moment of every day, and I pretty much flooded my camera roll with videos. While in the process of this "Second A Day" project, I was able to create smaller videos of my experiences to post on Instagram and other social media platforms. After a while, I started to create videos for my sports teams, my school's morning announcements, and other small projects, and I soon became the most well-known (and pretty much only) videographer in my high school. People that I didn't even know would come up to me and say how cool my videos were or how much they liked them. The day after graduation, I posted the video on YouTube and soon generated hundreds of views. Here is the video:

If you are entering your senior year of high school (or really any year), I highly recommend taking a second-long video every day. This way, you can get your creative juices flowing. You'll become closer with many people, make new friends, and have a way to capture your memories forever, just like I was able to do.

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