PLEASE READ (The devil's in the details):
Part tutorial, part video commentary, all amateur work.
Sometimes we learn more by our failures than by our successes. This is just a couple of VERY basic lessons I learned--and continue to learn to this day--about the process of creating a story through the medium of video filmmaking. Someday, I may even put into practice what I have learned!
I think about some of these lessons now as being a foundation to build on. These tips are not new, advanced, earth shattering movie-making revelations, just the initial baby steps in amateur filmmaking from first time filmmakers.
Now to be brutally honest, the movie itself isn’t too good and since it comes from a VHS master copy, the video quality has suffered. Today, it serves as more of a nostalgia piece than entertainment for me. I don’t take it seriously and neither should anyone else. It is what it is, and what it is raw, unedited video (which is probably more entertaining that any edited version!) made by a couple of ignorant teenagers, with some added tips and commentary about what we were doing and thinking-or not thinking.
If the viewer takes anything positive away from this, great; otherwise please enjoy it for what it is.