Tessa was asked to contribute to the One Day On Earth project, where various filmmakers put together a worldwide collage of everything that happened on a specific day. It was done on 10/10/10, again on 11/11/11, and last month she shot footage on the last of the triptych, for 12/12/12.
As with anything, you have to be good, and you have to be lucky, and my wife is both. On 12/12/12 here in Venice, there was a bizarre rainstorm (caught on time-lapse… FINALLY my camera put to good use!), my mom turned 81, and then my sister WENT INTO LABOR and gave birth in the wee hours!
This is only a tiny fraction of the footage – Tessa put together 5-6 minutes to give a good example. The sound hasn’t been entirely fixed yet, and I’m mid-flu and look like assballs, however, Tessa’s rough edit makes it all worthwhile. Turn up the sound and see the day through a 7-year-old’s eyes!