Follow these simple tips to make an enjoyable action or sports video:
Have a game plan
Know what your objective is for your video. If you want to show off the skills of a particularly good snowboarder you will approach your video with a different mindset then if you want to film a soccer game. If you are looking to show off the snowboarder, think about ways that you may be able differentiate him from other snowboarding videos. Perhaps he has a signature move that you can showcase for example.
Organize your shots
This this goes back to your game plan. If you really want to look at a snowboarder’s crazy height that they can get off of a jump, then you want to organize your shots in a way that will best set that off, maybe you can show them taking the same jump from different angles to show the exactly how complicated it is what they are doing.
Have the right equipment
If you already have a professional video camera, then you have quite a few settings to work with to help capture the movements in that the players have in your video. You are planning on taking photos as well make sure that you want to use a faster shutter speed to get a crisper image. It is also I’d idea to have a nice zoom lens any tripod so the camera will stay steady when you zoom in.
Use different angles
You’re shooting a high action video the angles you use very based on what type of action you’re trying to capture. If you’re trying to film an entire game you want to go high and towards the center of the field so that you can zoom in when needed. Try to work with the available natural lighting and always be aware where the sun is, as this will affect the quality of the picture. If you’re trying to film something
Edit, edit, edit!
Once you have sat down with your film and taken your first go at editing it, have someone experienced in that particular sport look at it as well. They may have some suggestions on superfluous scenes that you can cut, or an angle that does not really work for them. You can also check out other sports action videos on sites like Brain-Slam to see what types of angles and stunts receive better ratings.
Stick with what you know
Going back to the example of the snowboarder, if you’re trying to capture a really awesome snowboarder set of skills then you probably want to know what type of stunts are harder to perform than another. To do that you will need to have some knowledge of the sport you are filming.
Make your music choice
You’re going to add music to your video make sure you’re doing something that is appropriate and not overused. Also make sure that you’re not violating any copyrights by putting that song on your video.
Once you have completed all the steps are ready to upload your video to your favorite video sharing sites!