How to Shoot a Free Throw

For our How-to assignment, I decided to demonstrate how to shoot a free throw. There’s an outdoor basketball court near my dorm, and I thought a sports activity would be a good way to have a sequence shot. I tried to imitate the baseball clip we saw in class by having a shot of the ball in air. And at the end of the video, I added a comedic element by missing the shot a few times and having the “several hours later” showing with circus music.

At this point I feel a lot more comfortable using Adobe. But there are still tons of things about it that I don’t know about that I’m sure would help. I spent just about all of our 3 hour class editing this video, and I’m sure I could have done it faster and better if I knew more about the software. But overall I think I did well relative to my other projects. This is the first time I added music, and it turned out to be really easy. I just found a site that had sound which was royalty free, saved the sound I wanted, and imported the sound to Adobe.

1 thought on “How to Shoot a Free Throw

  1. Goethals, Andrea L

    Great job, Peter! I liked the ball through the air sequence, just like you were saying! I also loved the comic relief idea, the “several hours later” reminded me of how they did that on Sponge Bob sometimes. I would say to improve, I think the 3rd and 4th step slates might have been a tad long? A lot of words to read on the screen in a short amount of time can be a little stressful for the reader (but no worries, I was able to accomplish comprehension.) Maybe for next time, you could put a voice over in there with the longer explanation? And then the lower third or slate could be more simplified bullets or something? Overall, though, I thought it was awesome!

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