I often get the extreme pleasure and privilege of working with the team at DiscGolfPlanet.tv. I do what is called ENG work for the live broadcasts. Most of the times when you see the videos that are recaps or highlights of the previous day you are watching something I put together. Another aspect is that sometimes I will be asked to create commercials for the broadcast. I am still working on my library of disc golf footage so most if not all of the footage is from the DiscGolfPlanet's archives.
Below is an Innova commercial that they had me put together for the 2013 Memorial Championships broadcast. I was able to use After Effects to change the color of the graphics template. In some of the footage you will see the borders are out of focus. This is because the video in those segments were shot in a smaller resolution than some of the other footage. You can not increase the size of the smaller footage without loosing details. So I just put two layers of the same footage and increase the size of the background layer and put it way out of focus. It is a much better look than just having black borders all around the original footage.
If you have any questions about what I did in this video just let me know.
After seeing some incredible Go Pro footage on YouTube I thought it was time to get one. Now it's time to get my creative juices flowing to put this cool little camera to work.
Do you have one? What has been your experience with them?
I went to the Paige Pierce and Eric McCabe
Fundraiser tournament to shoot some video and take some photos. It was a good chance for me to show my support for Eric and Paige and to get some footage to use for videos on the new line of Dynamic Discs plastic
. Eric was very busy with running the tournament but he was able to spare a few minutes so I could capture him talking about the discs on video. I wanted these videos to be short and sweet so they pretty much get to the point. I think they turned out good. Unfortunately I was not able to get any footage of the discs being thrown. I will try to get some of that soon.
I filmed Eric using my Canon HF-100 camera and then used my new Canon T4i
for the b-footage. I did not plan my equipment packing very well so I had to use the on-camera shotgun mic instead of a lav mic.
I used Final Cut Pro X. I really like FCPX for quick editing that won't need a lot of layers in the timeline.
The music is just stock music that I had purchased in the past and some already found on my MacBook Pro.
Here is the first video. Be sure to subscribe to the Dynamic Discs YouTube channel
so you will be notified when the other videos get uploaded.
Have you thrown any of the new DD plastic? Leave a comment and let me know what you think.
The camera that I'd been using was about 5 years old and it was time to get a new one. My new one was a Nikon D50 and didn't do video like DSLR do now. I'd read that Canon's DSLRs handle video bett than Nikons so I decide to go with the T4i. I don't have the budget for a higher end but from what I've read it'll handle what I want to do. I am excited and anxious to get this camera out on the course to capture some disc golf action.