Skills Camps are quite simply a private workout session held at a local facility where a handful of players from a team or area get together in a controlled environment with a couple of our cameramen and we shoot a college recruiting video.
All the mechanics and skills of the individual sport are covered so a college coach can effectively evaluate the talent and potential of a prospective student athlete. Individual teams often set this up at their home field for the half dozen or so players who are trying to play in college and need a proper skills video to send off to the schools of their choice.
While we certainly do edit out any major misplays, it is our intention to have a final product that is more of an exact replica of the actual workout, giving the NCAA coach the opportunity to view the workout as if he or she were sittting in the front row.
Ben founded BirdsEyeSports in 2003, and has been filming, directing and working the business since. You can find him Directing at the US Open, on ESPN+ and filming for various other outlets on our broadcast teams.
Christian is an award winning documentary film maker. He’s worked on a number of live production events with us as well. If you need a documentary produced, he is your man.
Bryan, aka Buzz, has been a handheld camera op on our productions since 2012. He bleeds Husky Blue, and is a big Red Sox Fan. He is also related to the Sausage King of Chicago, and everyone knows his grandfather in Branford!
Kelly has worked on events with us as both a camera operator and graphics tech. She is the better half of Ty, and focuses on soccer and girls basketball, as well as outdoor/extreme sports.
Damon has been our lead graphics operator on live productions for the last 13 years. He can’t drive in three states, but always makes it to the gig on time, barely. Yankees and Celtics fan, go figure.
Rob is a cameraman and audio tech who works in sports, concerts, and fashion. He is in his 7th year with BirdsEye and is always ready to talk you through your project to come up with a solution that fits your needs and budget. Pizza Aficionado, 2 Chains.
Tyler has been with BirdsEye for 11 years as a camera operator, field reporter, and director. He covers the Berkshire and Adirondack regions, and is always ready to hit the gym or the nearest beach.
Mike is an expert game cameraman who often shoots for ESPN and NBC Sports, among others. He has been with us for 10 years, and is proficient in crowd control, voice overs, and after effects. Pan, Tilt, Invoice.
Keith is our Director of GameDay Filming. If you are a parent or an organzation looking for a season of game filming, Keith will get you set up! A former ESPN studio camera operator, Keith also directs, films, edits, and always orders the soup.
Abby started with BirdsEye in 2005! She works on projects for us in the Boston area as a camera operator and project coordinator.