In just a few weeks, my 8-year-old has upgraded from Little League to Travel League. I am taking up the challenge of filming some real ball games also, upgrading my gears as well. This time right behind the cage, instead of sticking a mono-pod into one of the metal tubes along the dugout fences.
To make the whole system shock-proof (not sure it’s Major League shock-proof), I iterated a couple of different setups until I settled on this one, pictured above, that I really love. (Shown below is a sample clip from a 105-min whole-game video starring my boy’s single, base stealing and run.)
Here below is the Little League 2020 regular season (summer) recap, using the stuck-in mono-pod setup off the first or third base fence:
Pros and Cons of behind the cage
- Lots of trial and error to get it right
- May take a really wide fish-eye lens to cover all bases (haven’t tried multi-lens smartphones yet, will update if I do)
- Gap between home plate and cage might be too tight on some fields
- Best angle
Comparison of two fish-eye lenses
If you have better tricks or other ideas to share, or just want to compare notes or talk technique, feel free to text me at 646-883-3115. Good luck filming and cherishing these fond memories!