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Home Video

Home-made videos are a treasure

Tutorials and resources for home video enthusiasts.

Introduction: The Home Video Genre

Home video can be one of the most rewarding pursuits in the field of media work. Despite being an amateur pastime, it is a serious genre with great cultural significance.

Unfortunately, a lot of home video fails to achieve it's purpose. We all know what it's like to watch tedious home-made movies. Why are some some videos painful to watch while others are highly entertaining?

The answer is simple. People who produce high-quality home videos have two critical skills:

  1. Proficiency in camera work.
  2. The ability to formulate and work to a plan.

The tutorials in this section assume that you have basic camera skills. If you aren't sure about this, see our video camera tutorials — you should be familiar with most of the main topics covered.

Note: To create top-class video you will also need to edit footage, but it's not a disaster if you don't have editing facilities. Basic camera skills and a plan will be enough to make a big difference.

Once you have a solid grasp of camera work, you are ready to create a plan for more entertaining and enduring home video productions...

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