ESPN Wide World of Sports Videography, Soccer Showcase

By:  Craig Kotilinek

Recently CSK Creative/ was hired to do some videography of the New York Soccer Club to film their games at the elite Disney Showcase tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida.

Having done plenty of sports videography, this was right in our wheelhouse. We’re avid soccer fans and attend plenty of the Orlando City Lions Soccer Club’s home games, but we didn’t expect a terribly high level of play from these high school students. We were wrong. Straight out of the gates these kids played with heart that was inspiring and gratifying to experience. In fact, we had to stay on mostly wide shots because the action was so quick that tight shots would send the ball out of frame in no time.

CSK Creative/ was referred to the New York Soccer Club by Milton Gooding of Gooding Sports Group, who needed a Florida Videographer who had plenty of sports filming experience. Gooding Sports Group helps student/athletes who show promise make it to their perfect fit at the university level, so naturally having a video of the soccer games at the Disney Showcase made sense both to show scouts and to evaluate level of play.

At this point, plenty of scouts have shown interest in the New York Soccer Club’s players. The combination of Gooding Sports Group’s sage advice and contacts along with CSK Creative/’s expert sports filming will show coaches and scouts what these kids are made of and ultimately bring them to their perfect collegiate fit.

CSK Creative/ has the capability to film any sporting event, whether it’s at ESPN Wide World of Sports or another venue. Here’s a list of sports we’ve filmed over the years:

Baseball Videography

Fastpitch Softball Videography

Lacrosse Videography

Soccer Videography

Basketball Videography

Field Hockey Videography

Martial Arts Videography

Track and Field/Cross Country Videography

Cheer and Dance Videography

Gymnastics Videography

Football Videography

Slowpitch Softball Videography

Volleyball Videography

Wakeboarding Videography

Golf Videography

Feel free to contact us to talk more about bringing your student/athlete to the next level through sports video, sports videography, and athlete highlight reels.

2 thoughts on “ESPN Wide World of Sports Videography, Soccer Showcase”

  1. As a cameraman of over 30years experience I have filmed just about every sport you can imagine. I now teach and share what I have learned with young keen shooters. A piece of advice for anyone going to shoot soccer ‘don’t turn up late’ not even one minute, because that will be the day that there is only one goal scored and it will be in the first minute. Not good if you are covering the game for a Sports News program

    1. Craig Kotilinek

      I agree 100 percent. And I would even add that it’s not good to show up late to literally any video shoot. You just never know when the best part of what you’re shooting is going to happen, and it could the first thing. The old production adage comes to mind: To be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late, and to be late is to be dead. Thanks for the comment Geoff!

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