My friend wants me to film his lacrosse games this spring, has anyone had experience filming lacrosse? Im already pretty familiar with the game, and I'm not buying new equiptment right now (i have a t2i setup). I was just wondering if anyone has done it and knows anything to make it easier or get better shots. Also, just focusing on one person in lacrosse seems more difficult than in skiing or action sports, any tips on this? Thanks
dont film only him. if youre filming it for him for recruitment purposes coaches will want to see how he moves off ball and if he works to get open, not just his ability with possession. coaches love to see effort, not just talent, because theres a hell of alot of kids with great talent.
I did it for a spring job last year. It's best to have a camera with zoom abilities, as you'll want to get a higher vantage point and use the zoom to always keep the net and the ball in the frame (zoom out as the ball gets out farther, and then zoom in as play moves towards the goal)
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Thanks for the responses so far, I'll definitely watch some videos and see what works and doesn't. He also plays defense, forgot to mention that, not sure if it changes much. I have a pretty solid tripod, but I was thinking a monopod might work better? And I'm not getting aot of new equptment, if any, this is a pretty low paying thing. I'm mostly just helping a buddy out, but wanted to know if anyone had experience.
If you have a tripod make sure it's raised as high as it can go(most people put it extremely high and then use an external monitor to see the screen better) Other than that a few general tips, always follow the ball. On fast breaks or any unsettled possession make sure you lead the guy that's running with the ball so that he's about 1/3 of the way to the back of the screen, then 2/3 of the screen should be whatever direction he's running towards. Also zoom in but not too much, just make sure you can see all 6 players when the ball is settled.
definitely a high vantage point is key. you don't want to zoom in on one player to much. if it is film for looking over after the game, it is best to have most of the action/field in one shot so they can see how everyone sets up and runs the plays.