- [No] Headhunting--placing every subject in the center of your frame.
- [No] Backlighting--too much light falling on the background instead of on the subject.
- Use manual focus if your camcorder has it. [You really need a camcorder with manual focus, unless you're shooting a home movie.]
- Set white balance at every location. [Even if you're using presets.]
- Shoot to edit.
- Use an external microphone if you have one. [Period!]
Here's the link to the article.