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Old April 30th, 2006, 04:49 PM   #1
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hi guys,
I'm shooting a prospect video for a baseball player, who wants to have it to present to some colleges.
I know its not exactely event videography, but has anybody done those type of videos before? and if yes could you give me some ideas about pricing?

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Old May 1st, 2006, 06:14 AM   #2
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I did one of those videos and it is the reason I don't edit other people's work anymore. I was presented a bunch of junk tape of games and asked to edit it into a season highlight reel. It took a LONG time and the shooter's work was not bad in technique, but the tapes were mostly useless. One DV tape had a head clog and half the video (every other head region) was the video that was previously recorded on the tape. Some of the tapes were VHS. It was a disaster.

If you are going to use your own footage, it will be a good video but will take forever to shoot and edit. You will need to attend a couple of games and maybe do some interview footage. That is many hours of shooting and all that tape turns into hours of editing. Think of this as a multi-location wedding with recording of the rehearsal the day before. I would guess in many markets that would start around $2500 and that is a lot of money for a high school student. No matter how easy you might think this will be, I wouldn't do it for less than about $1500 considering you will probably have several days involved in the project.
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Old May 2nd, 2006, 12:50 PM   #3
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Not that I've done a college pro-mo tape but I have seen a few and am working on weaselling my way into a gymnastics school and trying to offer that service but anyhow....

One softball video I saw had no game footage just the girl hitting catching and throwing and showing various forms/skills. I think it has some music. I would avoid game footage like the plague because you'll spend 2+ hours trying to get Jr. catching one ball or getting his 1 - 3 at bats. I liked the practice session thing I mentioned earlier, you could get it all in one shot and greatly minimize your time.

My $.02, thanks for listening....
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Old May 2nd, 2006, 07:10 PM   #4
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That's a good idea, Mike. Game footage is a real pain due to the time involved.
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 01:22 AM   #5
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Marcus, Mike,
Thanks for replying guys. your advices will save me lot of time and frustration... therefore, I'll present my client (or rather his father) with an appropriate bill; see wat happens...
Thanks again
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 12:39 PM   #6
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One idea would be to have the client go through all the times and write down the times in the tape where a clip is that he wants. Make him do the dirty work.
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Old May 9th, 2006, 09:20 AM   #7
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I also had a small project for a basketball video for colleges. I've never done this before so I just did what felt right. Here is a short video. After doing this it gave me some better ideas. I'm now doing a tennis video. I use IMovie for editing.

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