I registered for an account on Vimeo.
Vimeo was a better fit, because it is geared towards the creative filmmaker.
Here's the link to my videos...
Identity Festival Video
Hawaiian Honeymoon Video
Prior to making both videos, I did my research.
I found these websites extremely helpful...
10 Simple Tips To Make Home Videos Look Professional
How to make homemade movies cinematic/professional looking
Here are some Domesticated Diva tips when making your home video:
- Shoot your subject up close. This will make the video seem more professional.
- Pan from different directions (across, up and down, diagonal, moving in/out).
- Capture the details. This will make your video seem well rounded and will engage your audience.
- Angle your shot, and try not to shoot head on. This will give a more interesting perspective when filming.
- Take about 10 second video clips. This will ensure better video filming and quality.
- When putting your video together, keep clips to 5-10 seconds. Any longer than that, your audience will start to get bored.
- Music choice is key. The right song or music choice will set the mood of the video.
- Keep your camera as steady as possible. (I may invest in a tripod or monopod in the future)
Then, I edited the videos using Sony Movie Studio HD 11. I purchased it on Amazon for around $30.
The software was actually great for beginners. Before using Sony Movie Studio, I was using Windows Movie Maker. Sony Movie Studio has more options, and has features that took video editing up a level. I highly recommend this software!