I’m turning 40 in May and I have had no video footage of me as a little kid. My mom just gave me a Super 8mm tape a couple of weeks ago, of some footage that my grandparents had of my biological father holding me when I was 2 weeks old. Haven’t figured out where to go to get this footage converted yet. Yesterday, my Uncle Jeff sent me a Facebook message informing me of some some additional footage that he had of me as a little kid. Awesome news! And what’s really interesting to me about this footage is this footage has been edited every decade since the 70s… and transferred to many platforms.
The original was a Super 8MM movie shot in the 1970s. copied to VHS in the 1980s, copied to DVD in the 1990s, copied to Windows Media by DV camera, then converted to MPG in the 2000s. and my uncle sent it to me via a Facebook message attachment today. Here in the 2010s, I edited the .MPG in iMovie and did the voiceover with my Macbook Mic. And now it’s exported it to YouTube… This movie has been edited and stored on products and tools of Kodak, Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Google.
I was born in May of 1973 and I appear to be between 2 and 3 in this video. I get to ride bitch on my cousin Kelly Hayden’s Big Wheel for about 6 seconds, before falling off.
Holy shit MAN! This clip my uncle sent me came a long way in the last 30+ years… Five decades. That’s crazy. I think I may have a fear of motorcycles maybe because of this clip.
Please remind me to edit this again, sometime in the 2020s.