Videography is something I’ve had an interest in since I was a teenager. From the age of about 10, my neighbour and childhood bestie Julian and I used to make videos of ourselves being silly. We made comedies, we made music videos, we made soapies (yes, it’s true!) and even a horror movie (well, we tried!). Somehow those videos disappeared into oblivion (these were the days of VHS that your sister might accidentally record an episode of party of five over). I think of those days with such fondness. Making video was one of our favourite things to do.

When we were a little bit older, (as in like maybe 15) I decided I also wanted to get a video camera just like Juls. I started saving up by working at the Kwik Spar up the road. Somehow, my savings never made it beyond the R500 mark despite working there faithfully every Saturday for over a year. I guess earning R8/hour has something to do with it. I tell this story with great self-pitying pride.

Anyway, I then changed my mind and decided to save up for a surf board. Then a skateboard. I bought lots of cheap clothes at factories shops instead. Note that I can now neither skate nor surf- I blame it on those jolly factory shops!

Anyway, the video camera remained on my wish list, but it was not enough of a priority.

Then out of the blue, I fell in love with taking pictures. And who would’ve known you can make videos with a stills camera these days?

Aaaaanyway…. All of that has zilch to do with the reason for this post. Except for the fact that it’s a video I made, with my very own camera.