Before I left for Paris I purchased a Canon G7xii. I wanted a smaller digital camera to bring with me to capture videos of the trip. I knew I wanted it to be more than just five second clips for social media, and by using a digital camera versus my phone, I thought I’d get higher quality footage.
It felt like I was transported back to childhood, when my dad would bring out the video camera and record, whether it was the mundane (we have several tapes of us just eating dinner) or the exciting (Disneyland trips, dance competitions, etc.). I also had flashbacks to junior high (scary) when I was in the film club and made music videos and PSA’s.
Getting all of the Paris footage onto my computer after the trip, rewatching the experience, I felt so happy and satisfied in editing and putting these videos together. I’ve embedded the longest one - it’s pretty much a collection of all of our moments in Paris. But I’ve also uploaded a video of our time at The Palace of Versailles and Paris Disneyland to my channel, as well as two shorter videos that are within the 20 minute video - Cute Neighborhoods and the Arc de Triomphe.