If you had to choose a perfect moment from your life to make into a 1 second film,
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  • He picked me up by the throat and slammed me into the wall, just inches above the stereo speaker, leaning his full body weight into my throat, strangling me. Without thinking, I pulled my knees up tight to my chest, planted both booted feet firmly against his chest and kicked him away. His 5' 9", 225 pound, body-building, championship black belt self flew backward across his living room and landed with a satisfying "THUMP" on his back in the floor as he wheezed, "Where'd you learn THAT?"

  • The moment I met the love of my life. Aww

  • The moment I saw my prom date coming down the stairs in that beautiful blue dress. Ah, young love.

  • meeting my mother for the first time when i was 12 years old.

  • "platoon 3051, dismissed!!"

  • One perfect moment is coming down from the top of the first hill on a roller coaster; so much anticipation, excitement, giddy joy. It's all adrenalin and uncontrollable laughter. If I could live in that kind of moment for a lifetime…

  • The moment when I realized that happiness doesn't come from what I always thought it did. That it comes from helping others and being honest with yourself.

  • Perfect Moment. i thought about it heaps and to be honest its a pretty simple one. i was at school in my lit class and we watched/listened to a performance poet called shane koyczan. the imagery in that poem just hit me, and it was such a great moment. if anyones reading this check out his work, its amazing.

  • Ah, tough one. Toss up between the moment I met my girlfriend Dominique or the moment I traded one red paperclip for a pen shaped like a fish.

  • The moment my son was born.

  • my entry into the world.

  • As a control freak, most of my life has been spent trying to get control of a given situation or maintain it. Even in situations where my fate was clearly out of my control, like sky diving or riding a roller coaster, I would delude myself into believing that I could somehow defy the laws of physics to maintain control, if I had to. One of the most perfect moments in my life came in my early twenties when I first resigned myself to the reality that there will be times when I'm not in control. On a particularly fast and scary roller coaster, I opted to stop holding on for dear life and just enjoy the ride, putting my fate in the hands of the safety harness. That decision, and the single second in which I let go of the hand rails and threw my open palms into the air was a defining moment in my life, as silly as it may seem. Since then I've found tremendous enjoyment in being out of control.

  • If I had to choose one perfect moment from my life to make into a one-second film it would be when I realized I could control my dreams, becoming lucid. When it happened I immediately decided to fly and forget everything else. It only lasted for a moment, but I swear I'll never forget it.

  • O' Were that the camera were rolling when the Tar Kettle burst into flame engulfing me in a 10 ft' ball of instant sunburn blaze orange translucent flame, one lock of hair singing its way toward my scalp like a fuse, the polyester bandana melted and frozen into a protective helmet for the rest of my hair...all in about 1 second.

  • The first time I made a child laugh.

  • When I was 13 years old, and I was in the hospital room while she was about to give birth to my beautiful baby sister, and as I held her hand, her faced turned from a pale white to an angry red...I'd never seen someone's face turn colors so rapidly before, it scared and astonished me. It was awesome.

  • Something funny, probably. Laughing with people I love is always a perfect moment.

  • If I had to choose one moment from my life to put on film, I would probably use a shot of myself taking a big-air jump on my mountain bike and eating dirt on the landing (it hurt, both times, but it's a pretty good description of who I am).

  • One time I accidentally stapled my finger. That would be pretty quick.

  • What an interesting question...it took me some time, but this is what I came up with: When I was maybe 9 or 10 years old, I went to 'Take your daughter to work day' with my dad, who was a satellite engineer at Lockheed Martin. I spent the day having a great time doing the activities and seeing the exhibits Lockheed had set up, but for some reason what I remember best was getting to eat lunch in the cafeteria with my dad. I had this Reese's ice cream novelty thing for dessert - peanut butter ice cream covered in chocolate and shaped like a peanut butter cup. My perfect moment was when I was sitting there with my dad in Lockheed Martin's cafeteria, and I took my first bite of that ice cream (which was delicious). I don't know why that memory is so vivid, but it's one of my very favorite memories of time spent with my dad (who died of pancreatic cancer in 2001, when I was 16 years old)