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This Saskatoon Man Recorded A Word A Day For Year, For A Massive Video Message

01/05/2015 12:44 EST | Updated 01/05/2015 12:59 EST

Canadians know better than most people about how different the world can look on any given day throughout the year. But one man in Saskatoon took that idea to the next level in a year-long video that features a 365-word missive — that just happens to display Saskatchewan's changing climate and landscape at the same time.

Ben Schmidt, a game programmer, said on his YouTube channel he started the video Jan. 1, 2014 and finished it on Dec. 31. While the video shows just one word spoken per day, he often ended up reciting a bit of the previous or next day's sentence as well for recording purposes.

"While keeping the flow of a sentence right is a big reason to do it this way, it's also amazing how much different a word can sound when said between two other words as opposed to just by itself," he noted on his page.

As a programmer, he also couldn't resist hiding a few "Easter eggs" in the video, like backgrounds that match his words and even a strategically planned clock sound.

"There’s actually 365 'tick tocks' in the background,” Schmidt told paNOW.

We're just glad we have the chance to watch him — and Saskatoon — change and grow. And of course, remind us exactly what takes place in a year.

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