Ryan's First Birthday

A video I shot as a Christmas present for Aaron and Karen. This was the first day I tried my “poor man’s steadycam”, and aside from a few shaky shots from fiddling around while trying to capture everything, the panning works very well.

I was thinking about saving the video for when Ryan gets married, but figured I may be dead before that happens, so I decided to give it to them now. There are so many notes in the production of the video that I feel like I need a 10-minute directors commentary to cover all the details. Alas, I’ll leave the insight up to the viewer.

How can so many people love one little boy? It seems almost impossible.

8 comments

  1. Hahaha @3:10. That’s adorable! Beautiful video Jeff, they must have loved it. I hope you’ll do something like this for us when we have a baby :)

    • Sure thing. I only ask for naming rights. :D

  2. This is by far, my most favorite of all that you have done! There are so many great moments captured in this video but my 2 favorites are 1) when he is sitting the grass testing it out and 2) when his father kisses him at the very end. The second moment is a priceless one.

    • Thanks! I agree about the father giving him a kiss; that’s why I kept the shot for the end.

  3. Hi there, happened to stumble upon that video and your blog. May I know what the music used was?

    • It’s [Vaka] by Sigur Rós, off the () album.

  4. The video is just lovely … very special. Aaron and Karen must have been honoured to receive such a thoughtful and genuine gift!

    So many special moments you captured that day!

    • Thank you, I hope they feel as good about having that video as I do about making it.

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