Mr. P and I just got back from two weeks in Spain!
After our crazy trip around the world, I wanted to take it really easy. That meant taking fewer pictures and relaxing. But I couldn’t resist trying a new cool way of documenting our trip.
The 1 Second Everyday App
The 1 Second Everyday App is available for both iOS and Android. Traditionally, this app has been used to snap 1 second of video for every day. I’ve seen some really cool videos and love how the app makes everyday life really amazing. In addition to the everyday mode, it has a “freestyle” mode that allows you to mash several seconds over one or more days.
Using Freestyle Mode to Document Our Trip
I snapped tons of videos on the trip. It was really fun! I took videos of things I wouldn’t normally take pictures of.
Originally, I shot the videos through the app itself. Before we even got to our first city (of course I was filming on the plane), some of my videos would mysteriously disappear and reappear. I switched to shooting videos using my phone’s camera app and decided to load them into the 1SE app and trim them later. This meant that all of my videos were backed up on Google Photos (awesome) but caused some major headaches with the 1SE app later (not awesome).
Some Really Buggy Editing
I waited until I got home to trim all the videos. I watched and deleted several of them first. I sat on the couch thinking I could get the editing done in one night. Wrong.
The app was SUPER buggy. I would trim 2-3 videos, then the last two would disappear. This happened over and over again, editing about 3 videos to lose two. It was incredibly frustrating. I almost gave up on it but I really wanted to see the final product.
What Did I Think?
It’s hard to say. Finding things to shoot on the trip was really fun. I loved that I got things I would never have taken pictures of (like the bus). I love the movement that the video shows. It triggers memories of the trip that are very different feelings than if I looked at pictures.
Still, editing was a big pain in the ass and I’m not sure I’d do it again. Your results may vary of course. Enjoy the video above. Would you try this?