I took a photo every day from age 12 until I got married.
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Q) How is your face always in the centre?
A) I stabilized each photo manually, frame by frame (notice how the borders are always moving?). It took me around 50+ hours in total for this video. I posted a video explaining the process in detail here: https://youtu.be/FGXGHYonfGM?t=2m16s
Q) Why don't you smile?
A) Mainly for consistency. From the beginning, I planned to have the same expression in every photo, and it's easier to keep a straight face than it is to smile in the same way each time. Secondly, I wanted to capture the physical changes in my face, while avoiding the emotional changes in my life.
Q) Why did you start? What gave you the idea?
A) In 2008, I watched Noah Kalina's project here on YouTube, and I decided to start my own that focuses on myself aging, since I was still young at the time. I was also motivated by wanting to document my life, and to be able to show this to my family in the future.
Q) Do you plan to keep going forever? Will you ever stop?
A) I have no intention of stopping. The plan is to continue this project forever.
Q) Where are you from?
A) I was born in London, England, but have spent most of my life in Canada. I'm currently living in Fredericton, Canada.
Q) How old were you when you were married?
A) I was 21, but turned 22 less than a month later.
Q) How did you graduate High School at 16 / start college at 17?
A) I'm not some kind of genius, I just went to high school in Montreal, where it ends in Grade 11 (one year earlier than the rest of Canada and the USA). I was also born right before the cutoff, so I was younger than everybody else. As for college, in Quebec, there's something called CeGep, which is basically a middle ground between High School and University. We refer to it as College. So unfortunately, I wasn't a child prodigy as many comments seemed to think, lol.
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🌟 SIDE NOTE:
In case you missed it above, TURN ON SUBTITLES in the YouTube player for bonus info about my life. Special thanks to everybody who has contributed with translating my subtitles to so many different languages. The Internet never ceases to amaze me.
This site provides links to random videos hosted at YouTube, with the emphasis on random.
The original idea for this site actually stemmed from another idea to provide a way of benchmarking the popularity of a video against the general population of YouTube videos. There are probably sites that do this by now, but there wasn’t when we started out. Anyway, in order to figure out how popular any one video is, you need a pretty large sample of videos to rank it against. The challenge is that the sample needs to be very random in order to properly rank a video and YouTube doesn’t appear to provide a way to obtain large numbers of random video IDs.
Even if you search on YouTube for a random string, the set of results that will be returned will still be based on popularity, so if you’re using this approach to build up your sample, you’re already in trouble. It turns out there is a multitude of ways in which the YouTube search function makes it very difficult to retrieve truly random results.
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