I feel bad for people who don’t understand the power of a good video. A good video tells a story, connects to an audience and keeps people engaged. A good video goes beyond the power of writing to deliver a message like no other. That’s why, I will always value video production over any other sort of creative industry.
I was lucky enough to be born into a creative family. My parents work in video production in Melbourne, and have shown me time and time again how powerful video can be. My parents documented my entire life on video, including my first steps, first day of primary school and high school, graduation, engagement and wedding. My parents also documented all our milestones as a family, including every Christmas and birthday celebration for the last thirty years. I’ll never forget what they looked like or the sounds of their voices once they go, and for that I am eternally grateful.
Whilst I don’t work in video myself, I will always advocate for it over anything else. I’m the least creative person in my family and ended up in working as a psychologist. However, I have used the power of video to help people, which is something I’m very proud of.
Something I find very useful in helping my patients is designing an animation about their life with them. We pretend that we work for a video animation company and together we represent the highs and lows of their lives on paper. These animations/drawings tell a story, and often help us figure out what the next steps in the story will be.
I love the creative arts and video will always be close to my heart. I can’t wait to become a parent and have my parents make videos of their grandchildren. It truly is so special.
Here’s to the future of video.