One Second of Video Every Day in 2012

We’ve been seeing more and more of this concept lately, but this one is still nicely done: Springfield, Missouri-based photographer Kent Frost created this 6.5-minute recap of his life in 2012 using one second of footage recorded each day. It’s titled, “Just a Second.”

Frost captured the footage using a Canon 550D DSLR, a GoPro HD Hero 2, and a Samsung Galaxy 2 Skyrocket. Everything was combined and edited using Sony Vegas 10 Pro.

Another similar video that was uploaded to Vimeo recently was this one by Jonathan Britnell (it’s more artsy and less personal):

The idea picked up steam last year after videos by a girl named Madeline and a guy named Cesar Kuriyama went viral on the Interwebs.

Kuriyama is even developing a mobile app that will allow anyone to create this type of video using their smartphone.

  • Kent

    Wow! Thank you Mr. Zhang for featuring me in your article!

  • Samcornwell

    You know doing something like this with your life, starts out as a challenge, a way to prove to yourself that it’s possible and perhaps one day something to look back on. But what a lot of people don’t realise is that it really changes you. Your confidence grows, your mood gets better, you incorporate it in to your life and you let it make decisions for you. I noticed as the year went on, Kent started doing more and more crazy things as opposed to the different photography techniques in the beginning. He’ll need to say otherwise, but I’m betting that many of the crazy things he did, he wouldn’t have done if it wasn’t for this project.

    Well done Kent. Especially well done on getting it out so quickly too!

  • Kent

    Thanks for the kind words, Samcornwell. I appreciate it very much. And yes, when I got into this, I did so with the thought that “okay, I might get a couple months into this and then lose interest”. Not at all. It forces you to think of new things each day. “Okay, how can I top that?” Really makes you think up ways to spend your days so that they’re WORTH documenting, even if only for a second.

  • Branch

    Is that a car crash on July 18th?

  • Aaron P

    Go to college for 6 years for film studies and get in touch with someone in the business you fake.

  • Aaron P

    i hate people like you, mcdonalds fat fucks of america with no sense of originality

  • QuHarrison Terry

    These videos are extremely awesome!

  • Kent
  • Pcdebb ThatsMe

    Nice work Kent. Looks like something I’d love to try. I was already doing a “pic-a-day” as this was something I’ve always wanted to try.