Childhood sure makes me dizzy.
Here's your chance to experience what it's like to be a kid on a playground again.
Chris Mohney is a filmmaker who is currently seeking funding for a project called PLAY. The short film will capture the activities of kids at play, using GoPro cameras strapped to their chests (the video above is just a sample Chris made using his own son). "A dozen children will play in a New York City playground, doing whatever they like, however they please, and with whomever they wish to play," writes Mohney on Kickstarter. There will also be cameras all over the playground, capturing the kids' activities from other angles.
The idea is to document how kids interact with each other and their environment. Mohney hopes the film will remind adults of the "pure joy" of playing, but it's possible they'll be reminded of some of the more complex emotional experiences of playground time as well. Are your memories of sharing the monkey bars like an angel accurate? Or were you one of the "big kids" who insisted on always going down the slide first? Personally, I was one of the weirdo kids who liked to be alone in those big tunnels. Hope that perspective makes it into the film.
(by Shira Rachel Danan)