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Using Video while teaching

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Post by Paul Arden » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:21 am

Hi chaps,

I have in mind a more standardised use of video for when teaching aboard the battleship. I’m not quite sure how I’m going to do it yet - quite possibly from the roof of the boat - but if I can set up a fixed camera angle and distance to the caster, it should be possible to very quickly compare his/her casting to a video library of casts already taken and using the Hudl App to get a quick and easy contrast going.

I reckon an IPad would be best for this with its larger screen. Normally I use the phone but it has its limitations.

Does anyone have such a set up going at the moment?

It would be great to put it all on a thumb drive, with photos and videos of the trip!

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Post by Will » Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:40 pm

Good plan!

I don't have a fixed filming point but I do have a tripod with and iPad adaptor. I film the learner and then stand exactly where they cast from, and make the cast. Good for comparisons and overlays.
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Post by nicholasfmoore » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:23 pm

Hi Paul,

Are you planning on having an 'overhead shot' so you can see peoples tracking, or would you rather a more side on approach to video their hand/arm movements? You could always put some tape on the floor of the boat so the person is the same distance from the camera, you won't have to move focus that much then, depending on aperture settings. :)

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Post by Paul Arden » Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:25 am

Filming tracking from the boat is going to be difficult. It’s not impossible, I would just have to paddle over to where the guy is casting and film from there.
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Post by Graeme H » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:56 am

Buy a drone that allows you to set a distance and orientation to film you/your client from and make it occupy that location (relative to caster) while you film. Tracking is easy to observe from directly above.

I haven't done it, but it should be possible.
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Post by Paul Arden » Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:07 am

I have a drone but it doesn’t film directly downwards but at an angle. I’m hoping to use it some more when I have a larger landing pad :D For some reason I can’t control it with an iPhone X but I can with an old iPhone 6 (it’s not the most modern drone!). Battery life on the drone and the iPhone 6 are now remarkably similar :D
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Post by John Waters » Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:25 am

Hi Paul,

I use and recommend an iPad and Hudl Technique and have a library of casting faults and corrections for onsite, side by side comparison. Works very well.

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Post by Gmstuart1 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:04 pm

John Waters wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:25 am
Hi Paul,

I use and recommend an iPad and Hudl Technique and have a library of casting faults and corrections for onsite, side by side comparison. Works very well.

John
I agree John, the Hudl Technique app is awesome. Multiple slow motion speeds too!

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Post by Bernd Ziesche » Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:22 pm

Hi Paul,
I have been using filming a lot in my teaching since years now. For me it was very helpful to base my teaching around the caster's movements in the first place. Filming too here is much easier to be done (so much less speed and distances for visualising the movements). The smartphone already covers it properly.
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Post by Paul Arden » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:17 pm

The problem is for me it can be time consuming and so I personally use it to get through a hurdle where I think filming will save time. Even more so, time becomes critical with a big group. I’ve never tried teaching a large group based principally around video analysis. I think it would be interesting and with practise and experience could be very successful. Maybe more so that what I currently do which is demos and lots of individual teaching giving 1-2 pointers per person, putting them in groups and so on. Indoors with a pool and video projector - and a cameraman who is fast and can keep everything flowing - that has a lot of potential mileage.

The iPad has to be better than the iphone. I had a 6 in a big size screen that was certainly better than the smaller screen X that I currently have. But I’m always impressed with how a) interested students are to watch and compare themselves and b) how quick the improvements are. I’m sure I can be doing it better. It’s always a problem looking at a small screen in bright sunlight however.

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