Filmed my first football game in the rain

by on Sep.19, 2010, under Blessed Sacrament Catholic School Football, Creativity, DIY, Film making, Movies, Video

As most of you know, this past Friday we experienced pouring rain. I was scheduled to film the Blessed Sacrament Catholic School Bulldogs play their football game that afternoon. I was worried about my camera equipment but as a former Boy Scout, I went prepared.

I’d always wanted to film a game in the rain but I did not have a rain cover for my camera. So, I made one. I found a plastic mattress cover in the garage. You know, the ones in a zipper square plastic case. A little duct tape and cardboard for support and voila! I just saved myself $100. You can click on the pictures for a larger view.

I loaded up my equipment and then made a quick stop at the dollar store on the way for some $1 rain ponchos.

It was raining pretty good on the way over but by half time, the rain had mostly stopped. I kept the rain cover on my camera since even some moisture could damage it. I was quite happy with the cover but I should have turned off the Mic since it was picking up the rain drops on my video.

Why was I in the rain filming a football game you ask? Because I volunteered to film the sports for this year’s Blessed Sacrament Sports banquet video and I wanted to see if I could do it. Plus, if these kids could be out there along with the supportive parents, then I would too.

It was fun.

Thanks for letting me share.


PS. I felt the Conan the Barbarian music was appropriate for the warriors on the field.

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