Thereâ€™s been a big shift on why we make home movies. People used to make home movies to preserve memories for the future. Theyâ€™ll replay the movie at their childrenâ€™s weddings or at a grandparentâ€™s 70th birthday or something. Today, I make home movies to watch and share right now, not the future.
Whatâ€™s driving this shift towards instant video sharing?
Today, there are so many ways to instantly share my movies. YouTube.com, VideoEgg.com, email, the ipod is all about sharing your movies instantly.
- More and more people have fast access to the internet
- Video is becoming an important communication medium. I was on Amazon.com and the home page had a video of an interview with an author.
I used to spend a lot of time burning DVDs, make beautiful DVD covers, and mail it off to distant friends and family. Then Iâ€™ll call them every day to see if theyâ€™ve watched the DVD. I would be so disappointed if they didnâ€™t drop everything and watched my masterpiece right away.
Then one day, because I was in a hurry, I uploaded my movie on the web and emailed it to my friends and family. Within 3 hours, I got feedback from my nieces in Framingham, my sister in Indonesia, my brother in Singapore. And they forwarded the email to other family members and before I knew it the whole extended clan knew where I went last Summer for vacation.
I'll still burn a DVD for a holiday year-end gift to my friends and family, but mostly I share my videos on the web, via email and on my Video iPod. Wherever my iPod goes, my movies go, now that's a great gift for a traveling business mom and dad.
Watch the video below for some fun examples on the many ways you can share your videos today…
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