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Course 2:   It All Starts with Video

Lesson 2:   Game Day Tips

  1. Know where to record. The best vantage point is mid-court, to the side with the scorer’s table, 10 rows up on the bleachers. From that angle, your recording device will only have to rotate slightly to follow the action. 

  2. Use a tripod for smoother video.  No one wants to watch shaky video. Plus the height of a tripod can help you reach that perfect vantage point.

  3. Record from a high vantage point.  You’re not having déjà vu, we did already say this. But it’s super important, so we wanted to really drive it home. 

  4. Set your filmer up for success.  Share our game day tips with them so they’re equipped to capture the best video possible. 

  5. Record the scoreboard. Take quick scoreboard shots throughout the game, especially at the end of each quarter or half. This will help our Hudl Assist analysts as they tag and you as you review.

  6. Capture referee signals. Keep the referee in the frame so you can capture their signals throughout the game.

  7. Go easy on the zoom.  Stay far enough away to get both teams without using the zoom too often — you’ll thank yourself later.

  8. Only pause at long breaks.  To keep up with the flow of the game, only pause at timeouts or between quarters or halves.