This GoPro User Created an Oddly Intimate Video From the Bits That Usually Get Edited Out

Capturing those awkward beginnings and ends

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If you've ever recorded yourself, you know that there are few things more awkward and vulnerable than those first and last moments.

Even if you're comfortable on camera, there's a singular strangeness in starting or ending a clip where you're either in frame or scanning around to find the best angle. As a result, most of us understandably edit those parts out of the finished product.

But not Tyce Hoskins.

The young art director and filmmaker realized there's an intimacy and honesty in these beginnings and endings, so he edited together his own such moments into a 2-minute video, which he calls GoPro & I:

GoPro&I from Tyce Hoskins on Vimeo.

"Each moment is different, but each start and end to the story is the same. Me—clueless, tired, awkward, excited, caught in wanderlust, caught in love, caught in a moment. These moments don't get shared. These moments don't get famous. But these moments reflect who I am."

It's a subtle insight, but one that will likely stick with you, especially the next time you turn on a GoPro or launch a Facebook Live video.

That person being filmed in those fleeting moments isn't the you that you're prepared to put out for public consumption. It's the real you. And sometimes that person is even more interesting.

@griner David Griner is creative and innovation editor at Adweek and host of Adweek's podcast, "Yeah, That's Probably an Ad."