Sports highlights videos are fun and fairly easy to make. This activity will help you to create one that you are proud of and just might be good enough to get you or someone you know into college on a sports scholarship.
This activity will help you to create a great highlights video. If you are pretty new to video making, you should try out some of all of the video learning path.
Here are the steps that you will take to create a highlights video.
- Pull together all of the video and pictures that you can find of the player.
- From the material that you have, decide on your plan for the video.
- Do you want to show the player game by game (meet by meet) or show each kind of highlight together?
- How long do you want the video to be (usually as short as 3 minutes but no more than 15)?
- What kind of music do you want to set the right mood?
- Load the video and pictures into the video editor you plan to use.
- Make cuts to follow your plan. Leave in more than you think you will need - it is easier to cut than add back
- Decide on the music that you want to accompany your video and add it in.
- Add your titles. Make sure that you include your name and contact information.
- Save. Make copies and/or post online.
- Submit to this activity.
Before each play, make a copy (shapshot) of the first frame of the video . Some video editors will make it easy to do this. Others will allow you to play a single frame for an extended amount of time. Then go back to this picture or frame and add a pointer to the player. This can be an arrow done as a title. Leave this frame to play for about a second. That will give the viewer time to identify the player before the play begins.