As a parent, you want to have recordings of your child’s greatest moments throughout her athletic career. Not only is it a great way to capture memories but it also allows your child to asses their level of performance and help them improve. Here is a quick guide to recording good video on your cellphone.
The best place to stand for a wide view of the action, is at the top of the bleachers with the the crowd in front of you and below you.
Alternatively, you can sit in front of the crowd for a clear frame. Try to avoid zooming in as this will cause shakiness in your video.
In either case, turn your phone sideways and rest your elbows on your knees comfortably. Keep your back straight and subtly move your body in the direction of the action. The idea is to be in a comfortable position for a long and steady shot.
Alternatively, you could buy a monopod on Amazon or a local retailer. This makes it a lot easier to keep your phone level and upright for the duration of the game.
Similarly you could also purchase a 3 axis camera gimbal that will ensure our video is smooth even when you move your phone to follow the action.
If you are outdoors, it’s best to be in a shaded area to avoid sun flares and over exposure in the video. In sports like soccer, teams usually switch sides within each quarter so if you must change positions try to find a similarly shaded area on the opposite side of the field. If no shaded area is available try sitting under an umbrella or tent for optimal recording conditions.