Thursday, July 21, 2011

Kids Today. Maybe There's Hope.

Yesterday, I was hanging out at a video studio, when one of the people I was filming with mentioned her child was interested in the field.

The folks who were about 10 years or so older than my self all recounted that their first exposure to the world of video (especially editing) was in college.

Thinking back, I realized mine was in high school (Goooooo Morning Show!).

This kid was not only shooting and editing his own video, but had even purchased his own camera with his savings.

Here's the kicker: said kid is 8.

Think about that: when I was 8 years old, I was probably goofing around with G.I. Joe, not shooting a stop action lego film like this kid is.

And here's another example. I recently picked up a Syma S107 RC Helicopter to goof around with teach our little guy about the physics of flight. While surfing YouTube, I found this comprehensive review.

I can't quit tell how old video creator is, but it certainly sounds like a young kid to me.

This just boggles my mind: not only is this kid using a fair amount of technology to get this done, but he's dispensing useful advice to strangers around the world.

It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that kids today are inherently lazy, or being turned into texting zombies.

Like most things in life, it's just not that black and white. As I suppose we all knew, kids can do amazing things.

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