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When I was growing up, “Family movies” meant footage shot on VHS tapes – the kind you’d store in dusty boxes and tote out every once in a while to watch special events like family reunions, weddings, or the like. Things have changed a lot since then, and these days a lot of families are shooting video every week on their phone. No longer are “Family movies” an expensive affair reserved for occasional important days – now, we share everything from baby’s first word to a funny thing that happened at the grocery store!
The nice thing about this is that is really can make us more connected. As someone with family all over the world, it makes me happy to be able to literally see what my loved ones are doing with more regularity – it does lend a comforting familiarity that you miss when you can’t “See” someone in person every day.
How do you share your “Modern-day” family movies with relatives? Most people post their clips on their social media profiles – but you may find that certain people don’t get to see it. For example, Grandma may not want a Facebook profile, or maybe it’s you who feels uncomfortable putting personal videos in a more public medium. This is where Vimeo might come in handy!
You may have heard of Vimeo before: A video hosting website, Vimeo is known for its high quality. I know a lot of video editing professionals who use this site, and in fact, the last time I uploaded something there was a reality show demo tape that the casting agency had requested I place on Vimeo privately. You see, on Vimeo, you can password-protect videos, which makes it ideal for many professional needs and perfect for parents who would rather keep their family movies strictly in the family.
Vimeo gained a following due in part to the fact that it was began by video professionals and caters to the film aesthetic with a clean layout to highlight the videos. There are also no ads popping up on the videos, which I think everyone appreciates! A basic account is free, and the PRO account – which gives you 20 GB a week and priority video conversion – is just $17 per month. And right now, you can save even more: Save 10% on Vimeo Plus or PRO! Use promo code: MOMSTART10. So what are you waiting for? Get your precious moments off those memory cards and start sharing them with the people who matter most!