The 2010 CrossFit Games
The ultimate proving grounds of the world’s fittest athletes.
July 16-18, 2010 • Carson, CA
The Home Depot Center Sports Complex
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Video Submission Tips For the CrossFit Games Open
The CrossFit Media Crew Gives Some Video Advice
Athletes who do not perform a CrossFit Games Open workout at a registered affiliate will have to submit a video of their performance. With the Open just two weeks away, now is the perfect time for you to start honing your video skills. Don't wait until the Open starts to learn how to upload your videos. Here's a few tips from the CrossFit Media department on how to create and upload videos online:
- Before the Open starts, be sure to set up a Youtube, Vimeo, etc account. Make sure that you figure out how to upload videos to the site you choose.
- Send a link of the uploaded video to friends and family to make sure that it works.
- For each video, you'ill need a stop watch, camera, and tripod.
- Keep the camera view wide enough to see your entire body and the equipment involved through the full range of motion.
- Some cameras only shoot for 12 minutes at a time. That may not be long enough for you to complete a workout. Make sure that your camera doesn't stop during the middle of a WOD.
- The new Open site will run a weekly video on how to perform a given week's workout.
- There must be another individual in the frame while you're doing the workout. Use this person to time you, coach you, and make sure every rep is legit. Find some friends now to help you through this process.
- Youtube has a 15 minute limit on video length, and that may not be long enough for some workouts.
- Find someone who has experience with Youtube or Vimeo to help show you the ropes.
- HD video creates large files. You may need to compress them (not edit) to a smaller format for some sites.
Remember, the Open begins on March 15, so start practicing now!