Have you ever found yourself so gripped by a sports video that you almost can’t wait to close the computer to try to recreate the action that you have witnessed on the screen yourself? Well, you honestly would not be the first person to be bewitched in this fashion, but have you ever wondered how this irresistible draw is created?
The answer, to a large extent, lies in the music that goes with them. Whether you want to make a video showcasing your mountain biking abilities or produce a video of your most impressive basketball trick shots, your choice of music is central to what the audience is going to think and feel as they watch the video, so it is important to give the topic a good deal of thought.
In this article, we take you through a few steps that you can take to make sure that your video hits the right notes.
- Understand the Content
Having at least a basic understanding of the content of your video is crucial. This means doing some research into the sport, the filming location and the protagonist of the action. When you know a little more about these things, you are well-placed to make an informed decision regarding technical choices related to sound beds, background music and backing tracks.
- Source Music from a Reputable Media Company
You may have your heart set on a particular piece of music already, but are you sure that you are going to be able to use it from a copyright standpoint? If you are not already aware, it is more than likely that you will have to pay a prohibitive rights acquisition fee to the artist or their representatives to gain permission to use it.
One way around the minefield that is music copyright regulation is to use a media company like FirstCom. These companies stock huge libraries of music for sports videos to which they own 100 percent of the rights. Operating on a subscription fee basis, media companies provide unbeatable selections for sports video editors ranging from novices to experts.
- Edit the Video to the Music
One of the smartest tricks to employ when editing a killer sports video is to edit the video to the music, not vice versa. The best way to achieve this is by arranging the action so that the impacts are perfectly matched up with the rhythm of the music. For example, in a BMX video, you can try aligning the beats to the landing of jumps, or for a soccer video, you can match the striking of the ball. It can also help to choose music with significant crescendos so you can add intensity to more exciting parts of the action.
Making sports videos can be a lot of fun, especially when it comes to choosing the right music. When using a media company like FirstCom, the experience is only enhanced further, so wait no longer and sign up today for close to an unlimited selection of sounds!
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