I think this is a perfect example of a compilation edit done to a choice piece of music.
I got the word on a Wednesday that a video was need unexpectedly for a primary school assembly on Friday featuring the ‘Belvoir Bees’, one of the projects run by the Belvoir Castle Cricket Trust. They were very apologetic about the short notice and I told them ‘no worries’.
The first thing I did was pull every shot of the Belvoir Bees from three different venues I had shot and strung them together on the timeline. As the Belvoir Bees start with the basics of throwing and catching balls and end up playing junior cricket, I put the shots in rough order.
It then took me about an hour to find an appropriate piece of music.
As they were young children, I first starting searching on Audio Jungle for children’s music of a certain tempo and mood and for a length of about 2 minutes. That was a bust.
So I searched for ‘sports music’. That was a lot more promising. The piece I liked the most was called Anthem for Sports Heros or some such. It’s main piece was over 3 minutes, but it came with two edited sections. One was 90 seconds and that was just fine. That piece started with the fanfare, had a bit of theme in the middle and ended with the fanfare again. That took care of my 3 basic sections of footage: 1) learning catching and throwing, 2) miscellaneous fun shots, 3) shots of cricket action.
The whole thing took me a few hours.
I laid down the music track and started picking the best bits for each section of the music cutting to the beat of the music.
For those interested, all this was shot on the Sony HXR NX30 (before I got my PXW X70) in full intelligent auto mode.
The version for the school assembly had no end titles save the last animation of the Belvoir Bees Logo. (Kids don’t care about the websites)
Here’s the result: