Filming a home documentary for your upcoming or existing home based projects that you are completing yourself is an excellent idea for multiple reasons. Some involve the ability to look back at your own efforts years down the road. Others are more specifically related to getting more exposure for your do it yourself, or DIY projects for home purposes.
For one, a home documentary details everything you are going through as you complete your project. It is quite satisfying to see your project after it has been completed, but it is another thing entirely to videotape the process by which you complete these difficult or easy home projects. Doing these things yourself can result in lots of trial and error, a ton of time and resources, and possibly some heartache and headaches too. By capturing it all on tape, you can play it back years from now and remember all of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into your latest DIY weekend projects.
For another, a home documentary lets you remember everyone who helped you during your journey on completing your do it yourself project or projects around the home. You likely are not doing this just by yourself and possibly at least have help from some friends or members of your family, so they may like to see the fruits of their labor and the process by which they got there too. So when you film this home documentary, you can make copies and send them to the people who helped you to show them how much you care and how much you appreciated their help.
Also, if you have any interest at all in getting into the reality television game, you could film a home documentary and then send it to a major television network on cable that covers home diy projects that homeowners complete with regularity. You could consider it your submission to be considered for a segment in an upcoming episode. And if you do an excellent job on your home documentary, you may even catch the attention of the show’s producers.
For instance, perhaps your home documentary is on a home greenhouse that you have crafted from scratch. The producers of the show could be impressed with the way you handle everything via the video. Or they could see what a great job you have done and perhaps could contact you for other potential opportunities to create these projects elsewhere.