In all reality, videos will not help that much. You can get a very basic base of knowledge but in all reality, they are about useless. Your best bet is to find a local range with a coach or find a friend that is proficient with archery gear to help you learn. A video can't see you misplacing an anchor point or not properly holding your bow arm or the many different other things that can make a shot less than desirable. Archery can be easy to learn, but it is still a very complex set of motions all formed into one fluid action. There are also many differences between Traditional style archery and compound.
I agree that having a good coach is the ideal option for striving to shoot better in archery. I have been shooting archery rather regularly for about a year now. I have received some good coaching and advice during that time. However, the bulk of my practice time is by myself. Consequently, I felt a quality instructional video might be a nice resource to mentally refresh optimal shooting techniques from time to time to try to ensure that I get the most out of my practice time.
Along the same lines of trying to maximize my solo practice time, I used my digital camera to record myself shooting. It was more difficult than I thought to spot problems since everything happens so quickly, but I was still able to spot two problems with my technique. Just trying to think of new ways to keep improving.
Today's headlines read, "Hunter Dies of Heart Attack!"
I don't know how many times I have seen that headline in the past 16 years that I have lived in Colorado.
I moved here in 1994 via the U.S. Army to Ft. Carson, Colorado. The "Mountain Post" as it is sometimes called.
When I arrived here, in pretty good shape, the unit told me that I could not participate in P.T. (physical training) for at least 30 days. Now, I had just come from an overseas tour in Korea and was stationed in the...