Here's what I discovered.
The Shortest Tour in the World
I had footage from my brother's camera and my old camera that I had wanted to use for a long time, but I couldn't find a way to connect them all together until I realized I could just film a bunch of B-rolls to somewhat introduce the clips. It ended up working pretty well.
This video taught me a lot about LIGHTING. At first, I shot all the B-rolls in my room at night. I even did tests that seemed to show that the [poor] lighting in my room was enough to look good. The LCD screen on my brother's camera seemed to show that it was all right. But when I went to upload it onto iMovie, I discovered that the quality looked EVEN POORER than my old low-res camera! And I had already filmed ALL the B-rolls, which meant I had to do it ALL OVER AGAIN!
I looked around my house and discovered that my dad's office had pretty sweet lighting. I did a few tests, AND THIS TIME, I actually uploaded them onto iMovie first to make sure they looked OK on the big[ish] screen. Because of the placement of the lighting, I ended up filming in front of my dad's huge bookshelves packed to the brim with more books than they can actually handle.
At first, I didn't think much about what my dad would think when he'd see the video. When he did see it, his bookshelves were the first things he saw! He was so excited about it that he asked me when I'd film in front of all his certificates. Needless to say, he has a lot, haha! He even invited me to continue filming future video blogs in front of his bookshelves because he thought it looked so cool. ;)
At this point, I was really starting to get comfortable just talking to the camera, but I still needed to work on the hello-s and goodbye-s at the camera. It was kind of funny how I did the goodbye-s on this video...I decided against redoing them because I thought it was too full of hilarious awkwardness to be cut out. ;D