How to Film/Edit
- If you can’t get footage from your coach and someone else is filming - a tripod is highly recommended.
- Be sure to film all of the players on the field, not just the featured player.
- Give a wide enough angle so the coach can watch the entire play develop.
- Shoot from an elevated location, with a clean line of sight.
- The camera view should not be obstructed.
- Do not zoom in and out.
- Skills footage is only required for Kickers, Punters, and Long Snappers. Skills footage should be no more than 5 minutes in its raw form.
- Footage must be on a lined field!
- No music
- No slo-mo
- No special effects
A few initial tips:
- Always put your best plays first! Your best plays show you at your most athletic, making your biggest hits or blocks. Remember college coaches spend hundreds of hours watching video, so if you don’t show well in the first 2 or 3 snaps, they may just move on.
- Remember this is an evaluation tool for college coaches, not your personal music video for MTV. Don’t worry about the music, scrolling stats, or slo-mo, because the people that matter don’t care about that stuff. If you want to make a separate highlight video for entertainment purposes or with friends and family that’s fine, but that’s not the one college coaches want to see.
- Focus your time and energy on proper play selection, sequencing and perfect spot shadowing. If you aren’t sure how to pick your best plays or what to do, click here and we’ll point you in the right direction.