My favorite thing in the world is being a dad. My kids are all grown and gone - but the videos can live forever.
I was shooting some commercial b-roll in my home with Emily when she was 6 months old that involved a Santa hat and a Christmas tree - naturally I took advantage and shot the kids with the tree. I gave this to their mother for Christmas that year.
Circe (school project)
As part of a High School assignment, Emily was given the task of producing a commercial about one of the characters in the book they were reading. (The Odessy). Naturally she came to her dad for help - I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.
Brandon: All I Know
When Brandon earned his Eagle Scout award, I produced this video to be played at his Court of Honor.
For my birthday one year I wanted to go to the Northern California Redwoods. Sarah and her friend Brianna went with me. I wondered what it was going to be like spending four days with two 13 year old girls but I imagined a lot of giggling. It turned out to be a great, fun trip. They watched Shrek on the way over - and listened to the soundtrack for the next several days - each song had a dance that went with it. This song was from that soundtrack.
I was videotaping the little girls playing in the backyard one day - a friend of one of the kids had come and was chatting with me, I just let the camera roll and didn't really pay attention to what was going on. Later, when I looked at the tape this is what I found. Apparently Sarah had not learned empathy as she looked on while Emily struggled. And, true to his nature as a teen boy - Aaron didn't notice what was going on at all.
The Road to Eagle
This is one of the videos I produced for Aaron's Eagle Scout Court of Honor.
For those of you keeping score at home, that's right - I have two sons - both became Eagle Scouts.