Cesar Kuriyama on Documenting His Life with One Second of Video Each Day

Director Cesar Kuriyama received a good bit of attention on the Internet last year for capturing 1 second of video on each day of his 30th year of life, and then turning the snippets into a beautiful recap of his year. The video premiered during a TED talk Kuriyama gave in March. That talk has just been published by TED, and can be seen above.

Here’s the description of the lecture:

There are so many tiny, beautiful, funny, tragic moments in your life — how are you going to remember them all? Director Cesar Kuriyama shoots one second of video every day as part of an ongoing project to collect all the special bits of his life.

Cesar Kuriyama has been selecting one second of video from every day of his life, and editing them together into a montage that both records his life, and forces him to reevaluate how he approaches each day.

Here’s the viral video, in case you haven’t seen it yet:

Want to create your own? After seeing how warmly people responded to his video, Kuriyama decided to make a smartphone app that lets people easily create their own.

  • gabe sturdevant

    Ill save you the trouble of watching it, if you have not already. Its 6 minutes of him with his feet up, sitting in front of a computer with social events scattered throughout.

  • Pauly D

    Maybe it’s the cynic in me, but it seems like so many people are doing projects like this and other timelapse-esque things as a fast track to get their name out there.

  • Ricardo

    WOW very original!!