Home Video Tips

The idea of shooting “home video” is certainly evolving – with video equipment getting cheaper, and new (free) video hosting networks coming out of the digital woodwork every day. I shoot most, if not all, of my videos from home – although I wouldn’t consider them home videos (in the traditional sense of the word).

The good news is that sites like YouTube are forcing people to keep their video recordings short – a lesson which should be learned by anybody armed with a camcorder. In other words: IF IT’S OVER TEN MINUTES LONG, IT’S TOO LONG.

The second lesson learned for “home video” is keeping every one of them focused. In other words: HAVE A POINT BEFORE YOU POINT AND SHOOT. Even if that point is pointless, keep your pointlessness focused.

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