Tips for making family videos better

How much of your family videos are "fast forward" portions? You know — the part where the kids or the spouse grumbles, "Can't we fast forward through this part?"

Too many of our videotapes are centered on events — sporting events, birthdays, opening Christmas presents. We try to capture memories instead of personalities. Here are some ideas that may change the way you think about doing family videos, and eliminate those fast-forward moments.

A Day in the Life

Pop in a new video tape, and follow one of your children around throughout their day. Video tape him waking up (or not waking up). Video him brushing teeth, eating breakfast, tying shoes and so on. Make the moments short, but try to capture what life is like from his perspective.

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