Videotaping the Team
Shoot each position in the game. Follow your storyboard. It is okay to use other peopleâ€™s shoulders, legs, etc., but the fun thing about this video will be that most of the faces the audience sees belong to the same person. If you are using baseball, you will want a shot of the pitcher, catcher, batter, and fielder. You can intercut shots of the coach, the umpire, and the crowdâ€”but remember to have clothing for each â€œpersonâ€. Baseball is great for this because of the masks. You can use different glasses to further disguise the actor.
Adding the narration
You will want to add a play-by-play announcer to your video. You will record the narration on your camcorder. First, of course, you must write the narration. Watch the video in the monitor window a few times while you write the play-by-play. Practice it a few times.
When you feel ready to tape the narration, take out your camcorder. It should not be connected to the computer for this step. You will be recording your voice. Only the sound is important, so you can leave the lens cap on.
dding sounds from the Internet (Optional)
You can find the sounds of bats striking balls, crowd noise, etc., on sound effects CDâ€™s or the Internet. These will greatly enhance your project.
A great resource is http://www.findsounds.com/. You can also use the search engine altavista.com to search for sound files.