How to Shoot a Sports Hype Video
This week, I am sharing my biggest tips for shooting sports hype videos!
If you are trying to shoot more videos for colleges, high schools or athletes - this video is for you.
Here are the spark notes!
Ask coach about focus this season or big players to highlight
Ask about mascots, cheerleaders, props, artifacts, other people or things that could be used in the video
Great videos are planned, not edited
Song selection before you get there (song is everything, shoot to edit)
Pre-cut the song before you even shoot. Export it as an mp3 and listen to it on the way to the shoot
VO stem, pre-game speech, or other dialogue to make it personal
Have dedicated shoot time rather than filming a practice
Shot diversity is so important (angles, scenes, locations, perspectives)
Wide/Medium and close ups, find intensity in each movement
Get audiobyes of actions like pads popping, swoosh of a hoop, etc.
Colored lights, fog, effects, camera tricks
Also intermix slow motion with 24fps shots depending on song
Get portraits of athletes to mix in with action shots
Attend a live game and get crowd reactions, micro stories, coaches yelling, etc.
Keep it brief! Lose excitement with a long video
Mix in game footage if you can to make things more interesting
Have fun with effects, speed ramps and other visuals
Research other colleges and pro highlight reels to see what you like
Audio is half of the experience - music, VO, foley, sound effects
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