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Posted September 4, 2012
This book hits it out of the park! Using the author's techniques will improve the quality of your child's videos exponentially! Specific guidance is given for videotaping numerous athletic events, and not only will your videos themselves improve dramatically, but more importantly, it will be infinitely easier for you to edit your raw footage into highly polished finished DVDs. I highyl recommend this book to all parents -- whether you want to make lasting family mementos or very impressive and attention-getting recruiting videos that will help your high school senior attract the attention of college coaches and decision-makers in order to secure an athletic scholarship!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 1, 2012
Overall this was a straightforward talk on ups and downs of videotaping. I liked the many included ideas for getting a full video story, such as taking a few clips prior to the event, and things to watch for during and even after the event. I hadn't given much thought to doing videos for college recruiting yet (haven't hit that life point yet), but there are a number of good pointers here for making such videos stand out - and certainly if a scholarship is on the line, it is worth the effort to get it right.
The breakdown of strategies was very helpful, such as using tags. Again, a lot of good ideas presented in a concise manner. There were numerous examples given as well.
There is an entire part dedicated to specific sports, and I quickly flipped to the soccer section. The graphics helped to get the points across, and I ended up putting a sticky note on that page for reference, since I went to find it a lot.
I appreciated that there was a lot of good information included, pertinent examples, though perhaps I will consider the author's business when it's time for the kids to head to college...
Posted August 27, 2012
I’m the assistant coach for my 12-year-old son’s soccer team. We have been talking about how useful it might be to show the kid’s video of one of their games. Unfortunately, any video we’ve shot has been shaky and off point. This book gave easy tips on how to get the shots you want, how to use a monopod and how to flag the clips you want for easy retrieval later. It even had a chapter specifically on soccer. All of this was presented clearly in a short and concise package.
If you are in similar situation, you should strongly consider this book.