To kick off our featured articles regarding family history research and creating a family tree, I wanted to highlight a fabulous app that takes recording those special moments or conducting fun family interviews to the next level. One Day app is a video memory app that utilizes technology to capture memories in an interview style.
There are no videography or editing skills required. Pick your question “theme” and start recording the answers to the questions you select from the the grouping. For example, you can choose questions based on the age of your interviewee: Babies/Toddlers, Kids, or Adults. As much fun as it would have been to share my toddler’s interview with you, it would have been a lot of grabbing, whining, and maybe a few cute smiles. Instead I figured that I could start documenting a few of the big memories with the “About My Daughter” questions.
I downloaded the app on my iPad 2 (you need iOS 7.1 or later to run the app). Clicked on the question themes and in a few seconds I was ready to record. I tried to keep the moment as natural as possible, but for those of you that want to make sure it’s perfect or forgot to mention something in your answer, there’s an option to re-record your moment. That one came in handy when my daughter decided she wanted to jump on me in mid sentence. You record your answer to each question separately and you can even pick which questions provided you want to include. I chose to answer four questions to cut down on the length of the video. One Day app updates the question selections regularly and provides many questions that are seasonal. For example, right now you can still use the New Year’s and Christmas questions for your videos.
Forgive the quality and any goofiness! I front-faced my camera on an iPad two for the video, so know that the quality of the videos improves depending on the newness of the device. Check out what the One Day app put together for my ‘About My Daughter’ video:
Download your copy of the free app One Day to take part in the #OneDayKids revolution where you can record all those precious memories for everyone in your family to enjoy. I was so happy when my daughter hugged me at the end of one of the questions. It’s truly the little moments that you want to remember because one day your children grow up and you miss them so much being little again. But, I hear that being a grandparent can sometimes fill that void.
One Day has partnered with a group of bloggers to provide you with a $150 Visa Gift Card giveaway! Not only can you enjoy all the perks of this free video app, but you get the chance to enter to win a gift card!