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My 30 Days of Grateful

Last month I was inspired by my amazing friend Hailey from You Can’t be Serious to take on the 30 Days of Filming Project. Essentially it involved filming something that makes me happy every day for 30 days. I’ve been wanting to learn more about film making, and this came along at the very perfect time! I took my camera with me everywhere, and I’ll tell you something for nothing. Its hard. When I uploaded the first few days I felt quite nauseous watching my jagged shaky footage, thinking perhaps I had been filming on a boat! Did I have wine for breakfast and forget? I mean, how hard could it possibly be to keep a camera steady!! I do it every day with stills for goodness sake!! And don’t even get me started on the editing! I have a whole new found respect for people that do this everyday, provide the world with the beautiful and amazing videos we watch everyday on youtube and vimeo and they make it look easy.

Anyway. I loved this experience so much. And I’ll put my hand on my heart and say I’m hooked. I can’t WAIT to explore more and spend time getting better and more creative.

But for now, here is my very first little film. Its only 2 minutes long (baby steps people), but go ahead and have a look! Tell me what you think!

Its all about the things that make me happy.

el    xoxoxo









30 Days of Grateful Video 1 from El Hogan on Vimeo.

  • Anya - That was absolutely amazing El! So you and beautiful to watch xxReplyCancel

  • Natasha - That’s so beautiful! I loved it! I smiled throughout the whole thing! I’d love to be able to make something like this with my kiddos xxReplyCancel

  • Mel - Wow, looks like you’ve been doing it for ages. I loved the hot chocolate part, so funny. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Mary - El this is sensational, loved every minute. You are so talented and have the most adorable children. xReplyCancel

  • karina - just gorgeous :) what a beautiful memory to keep!!
    do you have underwaterhousing for your camera and what is it??ReplyCancel

  • hailey - absolutely adorable!! You should be so proud!ReplyCancel

  • liz arcus - Love it !ReplyCancel

  • molly - el!!!! i love this! can i please come play?!ReplyCancel

  • Cathie Hall - The best! I feel like I’ve just peeked into your family life – thank you for sharing. It could be the combinations of pregnancy hormones, gorgeous kids and the music but I think I need a tissue! Well done!ReplyCancel

  • stephanie - You would have fooled me. It looks like you’ve been doing it forever. So much happiness and beauty. Just great.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Deane - shut the front door. This is INCREDIBLE El. Seriously. good golly. If this is your first… I cant wait to see the future ones. good golly ms molly. Can I move in? seriously.. I wanna be one of your kids.ReplyCancel

  • Janine - Wow!!! Absolutely fantasticly ridiculously good! Love the song, the whole feel of it and the whole clip full stop! You definitely have a great gift in capturing the moment, not just on still but motion as well! Congratulations on taking up the challenge and thank you for sharing bits of your day with everyone.ReplyCancel

  • Robyn Geering - Just gorgeous, so warm and inviting I wanted to jump straight into the frame :-)ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn - Wow!! This is truly beautiful. How cute are your kids? So much happiness.ReplyCancel

  • Zelie Bullen - YOU ARE AMAZING EL HOGAN! I wish we all could see life through your eyes! Wouldn’t the world be a happier place? Well done mate. Love Zelie, x.ReplyCancel

  • hili - just perfect .i love that you are taking on new things.
    i took out my camera and shot some movies today. i forgot that i dont have water housing and got my camera totaly sprayed.
    so much fun though. thanks for being inspirational.
    what are you using for editing ?ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Brubaker - Could this be any more adorable?!! Loved every second of it!! Go girl!ReplyCancel

  • Stew - Ah man, too good! :) Beautiful El, just perfect those kids of yours.ReplyCancel

  • Sara - Absolutely beautiful! Love the moments you captured, and how you captured them!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Lane - Oh god El, that was beautiful. I had tears in my eyes at the end! Love the naked groupie, the Teddy Wilson squishing, all of it!ReplyCancel

  • deanna mccasland - HOW on earth and I just seeing this? Seriously amazing. You are my new all time fave photog. Just sayin…ReplyCancel

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