I’ve long had an internal debate about the best ways to provide the service of highlight reels to high school athletes and their families looking to garner attention from college recruiters. I see families who don’t know where or how to start the process, while others spend hundreds or more without any plan for how to utilize it. I’ve also seen flashy highlight reels with irrelevant or lackluster material that may prove detrimental to an athlete’s first impression.
By far the biggest problem is obtaining, gathering and maintaining a selection of clips which truly highlight a player’s ability. Many families stress or lose interest in producing a video because of the time and expense of going through game footage to find usable clips or paying someone else to do it. As a video professional I am very aware of how time consuming the process can be. Add to it, saving the clips and keeping them organized for several years adds another level of difficulty that dissuades many families.
In an effort to streamline the process of saving and organizing clips over a one, two, or three year period, I have decided to offer a flat rate archiving feature. For $175.00 a year, I will organize and store up to 20 identified video clips (:10 sec each or less) for use later in a highlight reel. When the time comes to produce a highlight reel your clips are all in one place ready to be edited together. There is no obligation to use Pawpro to edit the final highlight video from the archived footage.
In the end, archiving the footage provides a solution for overwhelmed families, and streamlines the editing process for me.
Please send me an email if you have any questions about archiving, or want to get started.