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 442 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.