I put video models such as the one above on You Tube and I get some scathing reviews! I remove the negative comments unless the comment is a legitimate critique of the video clip as a video model because I figure the You Tube watcher should read the sidebar before passing judgement. But these reviews actually make me laugh because they are not so far off from what I think when I see myself in some of these situations. One fellow lamented that there was not a score lower than 1 that he could give me. I agree that my acting and video taping are pretty bad. If I ran across any of my videos randomly, and I did not know why they were posted, I would give them terrible reviews too. It is just that videos of this quality work fine for the purpose of showing a child how to play a new game. I can't act, I can't sing and I can't draw, but children seem to enjoy my bad acting, only one child has ever looked at me and begged "Tahirih, don't sing!" and I have never had any objections to my drawing although my drawing looks exactly like my third grade drawing minus the charm.
The point is, parents can do what I do and make video models for their children at home with inexpensive video cameras and no talent. I have not set the bar high and most any parent can exceed it. I hope that many will try.