WATCH: Six Years of Footage. All Israel, All the Time

“Six years of footage in three minutes? That sounds cool.”

It’s what I thought when my son Natan sent me his latest video. Of course, I’m biased, being that I’m his mom and all. But seriously, this clip is all kinds of awesomeness.

And now that I’ve got my own domain, I am most certainly going to use this space to brag about my son, the videographer. Why not?

After all, six years of footage is some kind of accomplishment, right?

Natan sent the video with the following description:

My 2016 showreel. (This is footage shot over 6 years. Here’s to many more.)

תיק עבודות לשנת 2016 חומרים שצילמתי לאורך 6 שנים, מקווה לעוד שנים רבות.

The truth is, I’m pretty critical. And I don’t hold back. If Natan sent me something I didn’t like, I’d tell him so.

But this one? It’s just sucked me in and had me RIGHT THERE in the palm of its hand (does footage have hands??) for the entire 3 minutes.

I watched the clip, just frozen in place, breathless, and I was like “WOW.”

So here’s why I like, no LOVE, this clip: it really gives you a sense of Israeliness, a big taste of Israeli culture; it goes all over the place but somehow manages to hold together well–it GELS; the footage itself is really cool (check out the dancing at 2:47 that looks like a black and white snake weaving around a giant ballroom); and finally, the way Natan put it all together so seamlessly. I mean: can you spell s-m-o-o-t-h?

Genius.

Of course, he IS my son.

But it’s good, right? (Of course, right!)

Check out Natan’s Facebook page. (Nu. So maybe you’ll hire him for your next bar mitzvah, or a wedding, or whatever? Use your imagination. But definitely use him.)