One of my favorite things to do is make home movies. (Is “home movies” an antiquated term now? Is it “home videos” at this point?) Some are meant to document while others are meant to entertain. Some are shot at the beach while others are shot in the mountains. Some are about the kids while others are more about me. Some are made for just fun while others will soon be made professionally! (More on that last one within a week or two…)
But no matter what the motivation, regardless of the subject, no matter where it’s shot, or what the intent is, every movie I make does have one thing in common — I consider it to be art. Which is exactly why I try to go the extra mile with each and every one.
No. That doesn’t make me Scorsese. Far from it. But that doesn’t mean I can’t take pride in my modest endeavors — I can. And if you’re one who hasn’t made a lot of videos, but would like to — I have some tips for you that I’ve found useful. Eight of them, in fact. And here they are:
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