Cesar Kuriyama filming with an iPhone
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Can filming one second of every day change your life?

8 January 2013 Last updated at 02:13 GMT

When Cesar Kuriyama saved up enough money to quit his advertising job at the age of 30, he planned to take a year off to travel and spend time with family.

To document the year, Kuriyama filmed one second of video every day.

"After just six weeks, I realised I was going to be doing that for the rest of my life," he says.

After editing the clips into a single video, Kuriyama had not only a record of daily life, but a new perspective on how he lived day to day.

Inspired by the experience, he developed a smartphone app, "1 Second Everyday", which will allow users to create their own videos.

The app is scheduled to be released on Thursday.

Everyone will probably have a different experience with their videos, he says, but he says self-reflection is never a bad thing.

Produced by the BBC's David Botti

Video material courtesy: Cesar Kuriyama