TIPS FOR FILMING
Providing as much light for that tiny device camera makes a HUGE difference. If you are training in a facility with low light, consider bumping up the lighting conditions or recording outside. Sports videos always look better in their natural setting, so if you have an opportunity to film outdoors take advantage of it!
LANDSCAPE VS. PORTRAIT
Some movements require portrait recording, and some require landscape recording. Landscape will give you a wider shot, while portrait will give you a taller shot. Using the correct camera position is key to capturing great video.
THE CORRECT ANGLE
Getting the right angle can be tough, but knowing what movement you want to analyze is the key. Make sure to use the proper recording position and find a place where you can capture the most detail. The perfect angle will result in better video for you to analyze. Here is a soccer example of a great angle.
CREATIVE WAYS TO FILM
The Coach’s Eye community is not lacking creativity. Below are a few of our favorite videos with unique recording positions and camera angles.
Nobody wants to listen to their coach if he sounds like Eeyore. Most players would rather have you sound witty and informative. Which we know you are. So for whatever it is worth:
SHORT AND SWEET
We know it may take time to illustrate and breakdown your point. To keep the video both engaging and helpful, it’s import to make your feedback direct. In fact, we’ve found the most engaging and beneficial content, comes from video that is five minutes or less. However, if your point needs more elaboration, let them know it could be a long one. After all, you’re the coach and “coach knows best”.
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