Baseball and Softball College Recruiting Videos
Do you need a video to send to a college coach who is asking about your player? Are you trying to catch the eye of a program out of the area? Online video is a great solution for this, and Mercury Productions offers a premium video production service to develop a custom skills video for your player.
I have found that coaches are interested in seeing the mechanics of a player when they consider possible players for their rosters . Therefore, I shoot skills videos. These programs present a number of drills at a player's primary position/s, showing how they move to the ball, their footwork, their throwing etc., pertinent to the position. I shoot video of the player taking batting practice, usually with a couple cameras rolling to show different angles of their swing and mechanics.
I also shoot short interviews (optional but suggested) with the players to add a personal side to the videos. I then edit these together into a 3:00 to 4:00 minute program, let you review it, upload it to Youtube once you give the green light, and send you a link. By hosting the video on Youtube, you can simply email the link to any coach you'd like to see your video. You can also choose to have your video listed as “public” on Youtube, so it is picked up by anyone searching for a player with your tag words, or keep it "unlisted" where only people with the link can view it.
Since we shoot in a fairly controlled environment, we can showcase many skills in a short amount of time, which is crucial for promoting a player to a coaching staff. I offer both indoor and outdoor production.
Online production includes shooting, editing, one review, and uploading to Youtube:
Group Discount (3-5 players): $375 per player
Editing existing game footage you have: contact me
Additional shoots: $200 (2 hour maximum)
Additional editing beyond package: $75 per hour
DVD production, full color printing with stats on disc, simple menu(10 DVDs): $75
The Fine Print:
I have taken myself out of the organizing loop, and leave all the procurement of the field/facility, equipment, personnel, entry fee for MPI video crew if needed, etc. - to the party or organization interested in the videos. If you have a particular coach you work with, it might be a good idea to have him or her there. You will need a coach type person to hit balls to the players, and may need a catcher should anyone want to pitch. If you need to turn double plays etc., you will need those fielders in position. Once scheduled, I show up and do my part.
Additionally, a medical and liability release must be signed prior to filming, which I will provide you.
Special Indoor Opportunity:
There are also some fine indoor establishments locally which may offer a location for your shoot - especially if you train there. I am happy to work with your coach to accommodate the process and help get these videos shot.
I am also pleased to offer a special arrangement with The Bat Company to shoot at their indoor facility. Scott Ackerman has generously offered his space and major league experience for a small fee to help showcase your skills by conducting drills which we will videotape. Please contact Scott if you are interested in utilizing his facility and experience.
Some other fine programs which may offer a facility include:
Mound Time Baseball
Athletes in Motion
Portland Baseball Club
Northwest Diamond Sports