I know 1 easy thing you can do to make your next home movie far more entertaining.
No. Not right now. I mean when you’re shooting.
Don’t sit in one spot while your kid opens every birthday gift. Get up and change your perspective with the camera.
In fact, every time you press the stop button- get up and…
- Change the distance between the camera and the subject
- Change the angle your viewing the subject from (move left or right at least 5 feet)
There. That wasn’t so hard.
The part is now you’ll have a video that’s already watchable- no editing necessary.
(Unless you rolled camera on every blessed second that your three year old spent unwrapping her gifts. You may still want to edit that down.)
BACK UP YOUR HARD DRIVE REGULARLY.
How would you feel if you lost every family picture and video you had from the last 5 years? That would be stinky- right?
You can never be sure when your computer’s gonna take a big plopper, so be ready.