Special thanks to the Mom It Forward Blogger Network and to OneDay for including me in this compensated opportunity. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own and I only promote what I love.
Today is a great day, friends, because I have just learned about a FREE app that will revolutionize how you capture video of your kids. I have severe mom guilt about the lack of videos I have of my children, despite how easy it is for me to whip out my camera and just start filming. I often find myself missing those adorable (yet brief) moments, or thinking that something going on is just too long to film and then not filming anything at all. Do you do this, too?
FREE Instant Movie Maker: No Editing or Video Skills Needed
The OneDay App is an AMAZING answer to this conundrum of what to film! After downloading the app you will see a series of video themes that you can choose. Each theme has a series of questions that you can ask you child and then record them giving their answers. Then the app will turn those short video responses into one seamless video that will absolutely make parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles and maybe even perfect strangers just melt! It is truly as simple as hitting the record button. The app takes care of everything else for you.
Here’s a quick video I did with my 5-year-old this morning with a Valentine’s Day theme. It was such an easy way for me to capture her understanding of how people fall in love (she doesn’t get it), her DEEP love for chocolate, and her thoughts on Cupid (which cracked me up!). I didn’t even have to think of the questions for this fun video. I love how easy it was!
OneDay has provided several prompts for me to use so that I can share fun memories of my children through a story. The app even adds a background song and shows each question before the answer is offered by the child.
Here’s another example of a quick video I would not have thought of on my own: if you have a young toddler, how about recording their animal sounds? Now that I have this video of Layah on hand I can tell you that I wish with all of my heart that I had something like this of Darah. They only sound like this for such a short stretch of time, and then their language skills evolve and change and that moment is over. I’m glad I’ve got this on video now!
OneDay also makes it very easy to share your videos via email, Facebook or Twitter, as well as to save them to your camera roll. Just imagine how thrilled grandparents will be to receive such adorable little vignettes and how easy it will actually be for you to make them.
You can sort through the story possibilities by holidays, or by focusing on stories for kids or stories for adults. No matter the topic, the questions asked are always thought-provoking and fun.
I’m gonna be honest: I don’t understand why this is a free app. I would pay for this service in a heartbeat. But I’m not going to argue with the creators over price, especially since they have decided to charge NOTHING. So basically here’s what you need to create short movies of you or your kids: no money, no editing skills, and no video skills beyond hitting the record button. Sign me up!!!!
How to Get the OneDay App
Downloading the app is super simple and super FREE! Click here to get started. You can seriously have a beautiful video created 5 minutes from now. What are you waiting for???