We’re looking at a creative project by Lourens Smit called, 2014 in 365s. You might already be familiar with some of his videography work on DYD. He worked on shooting a second of video every day during 2014 and has finished compiling the video for it.
You’ll catch glimpses of December Streets, Desmond & the Tutus, Al Bairre, some live performances, Oppikoppi 2014, skydiving, music, Run Jump Fly, people, adventures and lots of videos of his cat. We spoke to him about his video.
DYD: What inspired you to make this video?
Lourens: I actually saw a girl named Madeline make one in 2011. I watched the video, saw her entire year and oddly enough I only know her first name. I tried making one of these in 2012. I started on the 18th of January and ended up skipping a day 6 months in so it fell apart. I decided to try it again in 2014 and actually started on the 1st of January so that it would be a full calendar year.
DYD: What challenges did you have while filming it?
Lourens: The most challenging part is just remembering to film everyday. A lot of the time things happen in the moment, you are completely present and you kind of forget it would be a cool shot to have. A lot of the time I’d have a really awesome day and would completely forget to film it but at least my cat would come to the rescue by being super cute when I needed a shot for the day.
DYD: What’s going to happen in 2015?
Lourens: I think I’ll be doing another one for 2015 for sure. I already have the first two days footage sorted. It was really nice being able to review my year. I’ve never really wanted to write in a diary, so this will kind of be that for me also, it’s just really fun.