I was recently talking with a friend about how quickly life was passing us by. Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was ecstatic for my first day of college? After thoroughly bumming ourselves out that we were no longer in our glory days, I read a quote that completely changed my perspective:
“Do not regret getting older, it is a privilege denied to many.” – Anonymous
Quotes always seem to have impeccable timing. They are oftentimes so insightful that I regret how I reacted to my previous situation. Perspective is key in life. The glass half empty versus glass half full argument – it determines whether you remain parched or finally quench your thirst.
The other night my roommate laid out all the paint sample cards she had leftover from Home Depot to create a collage for the living room wall. “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Again: perspective. Artists not only paint different perspectives on canvas, but they also look at the world in a unique way. They have the ingenuity to ask a local newspaper for extra scrap paper/cardboard so they can continue to create amazing works of art.
My father was gifted with the brilliant ability to see life from this unique angle. In witnessing my determination to pursue video production, he asked me if I realized what a film truly was. He then went on to enlighten me that a video is just a play/musical/opera from a different perspective. Instead of moving the actors around on stage, you have the ability to move the camera audience. Video has the unique ability to see life from any perspective whether it is a view from the helmet of a skydiver, an underwater angle, or a normal street shot. The video below shows life from the perspective of a hula hoop. Very inventive filming, but a quick warning…you may get dizzy.