Tips on Creating a Fire Highlight

Make no mistake, we know what it takes to create the perfect highlight. Use these tips and start showcasing your talents.

Tips on Creating a Fire Highlight

Make no mistake, we know what it takes to create the perfect highlight. Use these tips and start showcasing your talents.

There’s no ‘I’ in team, but there is an ‘I’ in highlight, and you should treat your highlights as a visual showcase of your best moments. We make it easy to show off your game - whether you ball out on a court, field, or pitch.

Make no mistake, we know good highlights - we’ve seen some sick ones created over the years. Here are some tips on how to create a fire highlight.

Find Your Best Moments

People want to see you at your very best. It could be one game-changing play or multiple moments where you balled out. No matter how big or small, we want you to show it off.

Start by finding moments where you shined brightest and tag them as a highlight - we want to make sure you never forget it. Be selective - only put the best of the best out there for the world to see.

Trim the Dead Air

Make sure you hit the sweet spot when it comes to video length. We want to see the action, so utilizing our trimming tools to cut out the unnecessary dead space is a major key. What does that mean?

For football highlights, cut out most of the pre-snap action, and try to cut out any nonsense after the play. Basketball, volleyball and soccer players - keep it short and sweet. Clips of ridiculous dunks, diving digs, and one-of-a-kind goals should all be no longer than 10 seconds

Find a Sick Track

Every great highlight needs a great beat. We’ve added some new hits to our music library to help give your highlight some much needed swag. Scroll through our list in the premium reel editor and find the soundtrack to your game.

Use Those Spot Shadows

Your fans want to know where to look for the best action, and that means they want to see YOU. The trick is knowing when and how to use spot shadows.

If you’re a midfielder in your team’s 4-4-2 formation and are showing a 30-yard cracker you scored in your last game, people will want to see a little of the buildup. Put a spot shadow on yourself a few seconds into the buildup play. All eyes will be on you when you score that worldie.

Say you’re the first-string running back on your team. We know you’re going to get the ball on a handoff, so avoid using the spot shadow on every running play. But, say you split out wide in the formation. Drop a spot shadow in before the snap so people can watch you do what you do.

Don’t overdo it. There’s no need to have a spot shadow on every single play, just sprinkle them in from time to time so we know where you’re at.

Here are a few of our favorite highlights from the past few seasons:

Remember, your highlights are the gateway to get noticed. So make sure you keep your Hudl profile up-to-date. Add in your Twitter handle so people know where to find you. We can’t wait to see what you create.

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