Filming Action Sports
There is no doubt that watching action sports in real time is a sight to behold but the process of filming it in live action can be tricky. It is quite easy to come up with the idea of filming a professional-looking action spots video but knowing how to start, what to get ready, how to prepare as well as make it look like a quality video are obstacles in the way of achieving this perfection. This is a problem video enthusiasts go through but preparation and knowing what to expect go a long way in making a difference.
The following are what to do as well as expect when filming action sports:
Although most people think patience is a virtue, as individuals we cannot live through life without learning one thing or the other and the same goes for learning how to be patient. Unless you are a lucky individual, then getting the action sequence right in the first shot would be easy but for the majority who are not quite as lucky, it will take a lot of patience to keep hoping for that lucky shot as well as withstanding different weather elements and unexpected situations.
Have the right equipment
It is one thing to consider filming an action sports video but being ill prepared can put a damper on things. Ask your local video production company for advice as well. The right equipment can make a difference between a good shot and a sloppy shot. You want the video or picture to resonate quality but instead of using the right action camera that befits the situation, you settle with the camera of your phone. If this is you, then it is safe to say that you should not expect outstanding result. To make quality videos, you need to have quality equipment along the way to make things easier.
Get as close as you can (but be safe!)
Another mistake made by individuals when filming action shots is staying far away from the action. There is no way your shots can display or resonate the underlying depth of quality you need it to when you rely on digital zoom to do most of the work for you. Digital zoom should not be used in every situation and if it is avoidable, then you should avoid it as in most cases, it only enlarges the faults in the shots. The presence of digital zoom only makes the subject of the shot appear pixelated even if it does make it seem closer but pixelated footage is not something that helps the quality of an action sports film.
Shoot from different angles
A good thing about action sports is that when moves are viewed from different angles, it creates excitement in the viewer. An action sport video that is shot from only one angle is boring and only loses the interest of the audience. In order to wow the audience and keep their interest over the run of the video, the footage has to be shot from different angles. You can decide to start high then move to the left or go to the middle.