Sport videos might look easy but it’s not that easy as it looks like. You have to go through some tough tasks. From choosing the right camera to incorporating the right software for your editing needs, to getting the right shots. Even the worst part is picking the right music that matches with your video. So, it’s very confusing and daunting to get started with making sports videos in this modern era of video edits. However, in this article, we will demonstrate five effective tips to help you with your sports video edits. These tips are shared by professional windsurfers and freelance videographers. I hope after reading the article, you will be able to create outstanding sports videos. Let’s get started.
- Take someone to help you film
It will be very daunting for you to do sports video editing without any action. That’s why you need to have a decent camera and then take someone’s help to film you. You can team up with your close buddy and film each other. It’s the best thing you can do. Who doesn’t want to get themselves on the screen? Besides, it will be easy to manage a quick rota. You both can take turns, like, shoot each other for 30 minutes each and it’s already a lot of footage. Understand each other and discuss what you want specifically. This way you can save yourself from being bored standing on a shore and film.
- Lower your expectations
Don’t think that you’re a master and you can do everything. When I was a rookie, I used to think that I would do the best edit ever and it would beat all the edits of other production companies. And then it would make me unmotivated as I always got semi shaky and zoomed out footage of myself riding an average wave. So it’s always better to lower your expectations. You should always try to organize the edit better than the previous ones. And you’ll see how fun it turns out to be.
- Enough Clips and Angles
A lazy bum can never reach success. You need a lot of clips if your goal is to get the right footage. Otherwise, you just can’t make it. Period. Do you want to make yourself feel disappointed in front of the computer when you realize that you haven’t got enough clips to make the edit? If no, then don’t be lazy to shoot as many shots as you can. Angles are also a significant matter when you’re shooting. It’s not only in sports videos but also in all types of videos. The more different angles you get, the better. Try to get as many different angles as you can. Don’t just film the action sitting in one place, rather swap your position and angles and try to be different. The moral of the topic is, “don’t be lazy”.
- Pick the right music
Music is like the wings to your viewer’s mind. It helps to draw in the attention. It’s better to pick the music before you start filming. Because it makes it easy to get ideas, angles, and atmosphere when you’re out filing. The music will allow you to think about the action and the angles you are going to get for the action parts. This works for me and should work for you too. Just put the headphones in your ear and keep filming while listening to it.
You feel the real fun of producing a video when you’re inspired in full swing. I would like to recommend you to watch a lot of online videos and tutorials from all categories of extreme sports. You can watch skateboarding, motocross, or mountain bike and these will motivate you enough.
Go for one particular software to edit your videos and learn it properly. It becomes a complete edit if the audience can follow the rhythm of the music and feel the flow of your video. You’ll get better on filming and editing day by day as you keep doing it. The interesting fact is that now when I watch my first video, I think they are horrible. Yes, that’s right because I didn’t have enough skills at that time. So, you also have to keep patience and keep practicing. You will get better over time. It doesn’t happen overnight. So, take enough time and you will gradually progress your own style and it will feel more fun to you as you go. I hope these tips will help you with your next project. Thank you for reading.
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