Emerson & Davyd Betchkal “When no other source is available, ask the kids to help.” (My two sons have been involved in the production of dozens of TV stories –- from the time Davyd “caught Santa stopping by for Christmas,” to Emerson horseback-riding in the Dakotas or voicing a “scary clown” for Halloween.)
“If my own kids won’t help out, surely the neighbor kids will…” (Many thanks to the Lauers, the Carlsons, and the Hables for the ruthless exploitation of their children as subjects for diverse TV stories ranging from bug-collecting and what to do with leftover Xmas cookies, to birdwatching, dog-walking, and “Tree Elves”!)
“A professional grade camera takes the best home videos.” (Maybe that’s why I don’t actually own my own home video camera?…How could anything compete???)
“No one wants to sit through someone-else’s two-hour long home videos.” (That’s why I keep all of mine to tidy two minute TV “packages.” Anyone can handle “The Adventures of Super Chili!” — short in length, cute kids in costumes, patently bad acting, about a flying super hero dog with buck teeth, professional editing equipment, and a happy ending too! Two thumbs up!)
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This post was written by sbetchkal on November 3, 2011