I did this for a student looking to get a scholarship for college. There is apparently a small niche for this thing that I may take a stab at.
I would like, from you all, some feedback as to how I might improve these types of films. A lot of the redundant shots kinda had to be in there to show her various abilities. However, any and all suggests are very welcome.
Thank you in advance.
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08-30-2010 02:22 PM
08-30-2010 03:02 PM
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- Dec 2009
- Bilbao (Basque Country)
Hey, thatīs a very cool video!!
I ejoied alot watching it!
Thanks to share...
08-30-2010 05:25 PM
Well done Tracey! Is that the f1.8 that you shot with?
08-30-2010 05:40 PM
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- Aug 2009
Looks great Tracey! No feedback except that it's prob head and shoulders above whatever else is out there...good for her. Good for you!
08-30-2010 05:52 PM
The musical choice is pretty cliche. " Put me in coach" over softball footage is about as public access as it gets. Your shots were good though. I think you did a nice job with the angles. The footage held up nicely. I understand the redundancy of the vid, but some actual game footage would have brought it to the next level. It would have made for a nice tempo and song change cutting in real game clips.
So if you get hired to do a track and field vid, try not to use" chariots of fire" for the score.lol
08-30-2010 06:17 PM
Looks really really good, but a couple notes.
Yeah I would agree the music is a bit hokey... might wanna switch that up to a generic upbeat determination type song, the kind they play during the Pro Leagues coming back from break montages... and on the 3secs and 6secs, I would put an actual timer, as is it kind of feels like, take our word for it, vs a time which would show for sure.
And a note on the purpose of these types of videos...
I agree that as a choice scouts would be looking for actual game footage as well, cause this is mostly fluff, you know? Like don't get me wrong, it does show her skills in practice, but they want to see what you can do in a game situation mostly, so for that you're going to need a different approach to filming, and definitely a wider lens. I know when I played football they didn't want the video to be of just the person applying all the time, but of the whole field so they could see what your role was in the entire play. That's not technical but more a note on making the video scouts want to see.
08-30-2010 07:51 PM
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08-31-2010 03:12 AM
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- May 2010
Very nice! I enjoyed watching it.
Just wanted to share a couple thoughts.
- You mentioned that the redundant shots had to be in there... but as a viewer knowing this is a recruiting video, I still felt it was a bit too long. The quick repetitive shots reminded me of what you might see in a sort of "getting better" scene from a light comedy movie. Like, showing a bunch of goofs, and mishaps, with light upbeat music... then the person starts to "get it".
- As others noted, actual game footage would be great.
- I really wanted to see her again at the end of the video... like maybe a tight closeup talking again about how she loves softball and dreams of playing in college. Something like that would help to wrap it up nicely.
08-31-2010 03:41 AM
Satsuei has a good point, also might be cool if she did some narration about herself. more then just the basics. over the film.