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I think you may want to shorten it some as I started to get sleepy watching after about five minutes – I recognize the DJ stuff and that helps the look but I found the intro (out of focus) annoying.
Do you have any footage from different angles? (Like maybe floor level, or behind the hoop)
You also may want to get some more high tempo music to help move it along.
Just my opinion, others may like it.
The poster above is correct, toooooooooooooooooolong! Think “different angles”. I used to shoot video for a news station, so I know you can walk around some and get a different shot of that “awesome dunk”.
Regarding the comments about it being too long. Maybe I should have prefaced this by saying it was made for the players, as a momento of their season. Certainly a casual observer might get tired of a 17 minute basketball video, but the players rather enjoyed it.
Also, about the different angles. How in the world, with a standing room only gym, am I to stroll around the place to get different angles? Maybe I should have climbed into the rafters for some aerial shots?
With that said, any comments regarding the actual editing (composition, music, effects, etc.) would be appreciated, I think. 😉
I agree. The video is long, but you did make a very good point that it’s not for the average viewer, it’s for the players. and I think that over rides that fact that it’s a bit long.
As far as getting different angles…yea, you need some. Just move around where you want to get different shot. If no one says you’re in the way then you’re good to go. If someone asks you to move, just politely move. It’s not a big deal. You’re not going to get kicked out of a game for being in the way a few times. Even from where you were, you could have gotten different shots. You could have gotten tighter I think.
So I think if you had different shots, people could probably give you more critique on the editing. I like the way you did the replays. That was a good idea how you had the outer edge of the frame out of focus. And I like that basketball graphic you’ve got goin on there. And I like how you knew to get shots of the coach rather than cover JUST basketball. I only briefly skimmed through, but did you get cut away of the crowd cheering as well? That’s always a good shot that will improve your editing.
Actually, without a press pass you are prohibited from the sidelines or baselines, so other than tighter shots other angles would be nearly impossible in that setting. At a regular game, without the crowd, that would be possible. What I normally do is make a highlight video of the entire season. Because of home and away games, and the fact that I shuffle the clips, you get the effect of different angles.
BTW, I did have some cut-aways of the crowd and cheerleaders.