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Digital Video Editing
Digital Video Editing Course
This 8 week online sports digital video editing training course catapults your career in professional sports through the video department of professional and university teams.
The Digital Video Editing training course provides aspiring students an opportunity to learn the skills, inside secrets, and technology that hiring sports executives seek when hiring new video personnel. This is a one of a kind, eight week online course for individuals who are passionate about securing or improving their career in the video department of any professional sports team.
- When a game ends, who is responsible for breaking down the film?
- Who prepares tape for coaches and management for game preparation?
- Each league uses different digital video editing software. Learn the software used by most major league teams.
- How do scouts prefer film "cut up" on players?
- Want to be involved in scouting opponents and helping players with their individual match ups?
If you are interested in working in the world of professional sports, this course can create a great opportunity for a successful career through a position with the video department. For those of you who want to launch a career in professional sports, this could be your foot in the door of a professional team or club.
This course is for you if you want to pursue a sports career in the following capacities:
- Video Department
- Video Coordinator or Asst. VC
- Player Development
- Player Personnel
- Director of Scouting
- Assistant General Manager
- General Manager
Two of the most popular and widely used digital video editing software companies are Synergy Sports Technology and XOS Digital. In the field of video editing, the software used by 28 of 32 NBA teams is Synergy Sports Technology. The software used by over 900 teams in the NFL, AFL, CFL, NBA, WNBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, NAIA and the NCAA is XOS Digital. These rapidly growing digital video software companies dominate the major leagues and collegiate sports. Synergy & XOS are the most sophisticated video and statistical tool in sports, and knowing these systems is a perfect way to launch your career in professional sports.
Sports organizations look for individuals with strong knowledge and skills of this latest cutting-edge technology. Everyone would love to start at the top, but that is practically impossible to do. It is much easier to "get your foot in the door" through an entry level position, such as the video department, and work your way up. Whether the video department is your end goal or not, it is a great place to start. Learning from the two top DVE software companies in the sports world is guaranteed to put you in the Video Department of your favorite team!
Here are some examples of people who started in the video department and worked their way up to a high level in an organization:
- David Griffin, Phoenix Suns Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations (NBA)
- Joe Prunty, Dallas Mavericks Assistant Coach (NBA)
- Dave Nonis, Vancouver Canucks General Manager (NHL)
- Mike Hazen, Boston Red Sox Director of Player Development (MLB)
Click here to read a story about a successful video coordinator in the NBA.
The Digital Video Editing Course is designed to give you the skill set and competitive edge that will distinguish you from others when applying for jobs in the video department of a professional team through Sports Management Worldwide's unique partnership with Synergy Sports Technology and XOS Digital. Upon completion of the course you will be thoroughly trained and ready to make a difference in the operation of a sports organization. In addition, students will get hands on experience in the field of sports video editing to add to their resume. The goal of this course is to give you specific training you will need while also providing you with job strategy for sports careers you have a passion for.
Learn Cutting Edge DVE Software:
SMWW has formed a strategic partnership with XOS Digital and Synergy Sports Technology. Synergy and XOS experienced staff will work hands on and Mentor SMWW students to help them learn how to breakdown film and cut video the way it is done at the highest levels of sports. Students choose which product they want to be proficient. XOS Technologies is focused on football and Snergy Sports Technology is focused on basketball.
In it’s mission to offer comprehensive, cutting-edge technology solutions geared to help professional and collegiate sports teams, conferences, leagues and athletic administrators win on and off the field. XOS Digital has developed four main product lines – Coaching Solutions, Facilities Design & Integration, XOS Network Interactive Fan Services Platform and XOS Total Ticketing & Donor Management Solution – which help teams and leagues integrate video, data and fan management technologies to assure maximum return on each investment. XOS products can be found at practice facilities, arenas and on the road across the country. XOS serves more than 400 clients representing more than 900 teams in the NFL, AFL, CFL, NBA, WNBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, NAIA and the NCAA.
Quiz Question: What do these three national championship football teams attribute as a huge factor of their success?
- The New York Giants
- The University of Alabama Crimson Tide
- The North Dakota State Bison
Answer: All three championship teams "live" in the XOS Thunder™ video editing platform for game preparation and analysis.
Read this article and you will see why teams have a growing need for trained video coordinators.
Then register here for SMWW's Digital Video Editing Course.
Still not convinced? Read this article about how XOS Digital and the iPAD are revolutionizing the NFL.
Watch this 2 minute video of Todd McShay explain how XOS Thunder helps NFL GM's and Scouts break down practice film.
Digital Video Editing training with XOS is focused on Football.
Synergy Sports Technology
Synergy is a state-of-the-art revolutionary company takes game film and cuts it up into "possession clips" in real time. The games are and logged according to generally-accepted professional play-type categories including the players involved together with the fine-grained details of the play's results including both offense and defense.
Synergy Sports Technology has been approached by all the major professional sports in regards to expanding their service to include footage and break downs for all sports. Synergy has started research in each area in order to create appropriate logging methods as well as various output views.
Some highlights of Synergy's service include:
- Teams log onto the Synergy website from anywhere in the world and stream automated video edits from college or professional games.
- Synergy lets you "follow your nose" like never before to become familiar with players or teams in a very short period of time: Tired of watching a player's pick and rolls? Switch to his isos, spot-ups, transitions or any other play-type without having to wait for a video staff member to work up requested edits.
- Whenever watching video, staff can easily tag favorite clips to create their own custom edits for others to watch. Any staff member you authorize can watch these edits from anywhere in the world on the Synergy website.
- Custom edits created by a team's staff (as well as Synergy's automated edits) can be viewed in a wide variety of ways including iPods, DVDs, VHS tape or computer projection. You can even stream video to Smart Phones.
- When on the road, clients can transfer video to their laptop's hard drive for portable viewing while on a plane or bus, etc. Due to our advanced technology, games are downloaded very quickly and several games can be downloaded overnight without a hitch..
- Games are available to watch as they occur. Synergy logs in "real-time" so there is very little lag time between the action and your ability to watch it.
CEO Garrick Barr founded Synergy Sports Technology in 2004. With over 20 years of collegiate and professional coaching experience, including 11 years at the Phoenix Suns, Garrick has been responsible for numerous sports technology innovations. Garrick was the first to use non-linear (digital) editing equipment in sports and became Avid Sports Pro's chief design contributor. This advisory capacity continued with numerous vendors until Garrick struck out on his own when he developed Quantified Scouting Service (QSS) in 1998. QSS logged each and every NBA possession to produce highly sophisticated player tendencies reports used by many league champions. When the technological landscape evolved to the point that it would support a video version of the QSS product, Garrick left the Suns to start his new company.
You do not need to relocate, this course can be taken from anywhere in the world.
Digital Video Editing with Snyergy Sports focuses on basketball and includes:
- Knowledge of Synergy Sports logging techniques
- Familiarization with Synergy Sports various software packages
- Training on identifying important information about each possession
- Training can include editing techniques used at the highest levels in multiple sports
- After completing this course, you will be only a few steps away from being qualified as an official Synergy logger
ESPN & Synergy
Read the latest sports news prepared with the help of Synergy.
The Sports Management Worldwide Digital Video Editing Course is an 8 week online course designed to provide skills aspiring sports business executives seek. Initially, this might be for an entry level job in video department, but has potential to grow into something much larger. This course can be taken at any time and any place around the world to fit your schedule. All you need is access to the internet with a computer.
Students will learn fundamental and successful video editing principles that hiring sports executives look for when adding personnel. Take this course to get your first position or to enhance your current job situation. All graduates of the course will have a well-rounded understanding of the sports business industry, specifically in the areas of video editing and logging, video scouting and familiar all with cutting-edge technology.
Career Guidance, Strategy and Interview Techniques
Each Digital Video Editing student will be active during the course in learning how to obtain a position in the sports field, including the unique opportunity offered through Synergy Sports Technology or XOS Technologies. This will vary for each student based on their career goals and location but SMWW's goal is to assist you in learning how to obtain a position once you finish the course. From whom to contact, the methods for contacting them and interviewing techniques, the course give you the ins and outs and gets you on your way to a dream job in sports. The instructors for the course will work with each student one-on-one and provide strategy that will help them reach their sports career goals.
Weekly Audio Chats:
A unique aspect of each 8 week course is the opportunity for students to participate weekly in interactive audio chats with fellow students, instructor and renowned guest speakers. This is a tremendous opportunity to network within the course and get to know your instructors and fellow students personally via the internet. Our online chats work on any computer with an internet access and a microphone (we provide the microphone). The connections and synergies via the audio chats will be sports networks that you will utilize throughout your career.
This innovative academic course is facilitated through a web-based educational delivery system. You will enjoy the online discussion boards, weekly readings, weekly quizzes, course projects, and interaction amongst fellow sports business-minded students and faculty. All course materials and textbooks are included in the course fee.
Global Participation - SMWW students participate from over 125 countries. Courses have a international influence and instructors will cater assignments to specific countries or leagues. Countries with economic challenges are eligible for economic dicounts.
Earn College Credit: Most participants are not college students. Most participants are working full time in a variety of careers including many in sports from all over the world. (Many wish they had taken this course in college!) For those of you who are in college and would like transferable credits (graduate or undergraduate) to your school, two-three hours of college credit is available. Click here for more information.
Military Discount - For those individuals who represent their country in military service we offer a discount. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are active, reserve, or a retired member of your countries military system. Thank you for serving your country! (Please include what country and specific part of the military.)
Tax Write Off - (For USA Citizens) SMWW course tuition, books and supplies can be used for education tax credits. Save your receipts and consult with your tax advisor on how this applies to you.
Sports Career Conferences - throughout the year, Sports Management Worldwide hosts Sports Career Conferences at a variety of sporting events. These are fabulous networking events that put SMWW Alumni in the heart of the action. Opportunities to meet Head Coaches, GM's, Chief Executives, Player Personnel, Scouts, and fellow Sports Agents are facilitated. Visit SMWW Sports Career Conferences to learn more. SMWW Alumni receive discounts.
Instructor Dr. Lynn Lashbrook is joined by Mentor Josh Keith-Url using Synergy Sports Technology or Mentor Mike Christianson using XOS Technologies.
Dr. G. Lynn Lashbrook, President and Founder of Sports Management Worldwide, the world leader in online sports business management education. Dr. Lashbrook has outstanding academic qualifications, and over thirty-five years of combined experience as an educator, coach, athletic administrator and a registered agent. Dr. Lashbrook manages the SMWW Agency representing over 200 Agents and hundreds of athletes worldwide. Dr. Lashbrook has hand on experience and active interaction with team and club manager’s, scouts, sports business executives inlcuding major endorsements, player contracts, sponsorships, and all SMWW Sports Agency activities. Because he is still in the industry, his teaching is up-to-the-minute and addresses the issues in professional sports today. Dr. Lashbrook emphasizes integrity and ethics in his curriculum and weekly interactive audio chats. You will love his motivational style and passion to improve sports management industry.
(Denver, Colorado, USA), Josh earned a bachelor’s degree in management from Metropolitan State College of Denver graduating summa cum laude in May 2009. Josh is currently earning a master’s of sports leadership degree from Concordia University Chicago. Josh is a graduate of SMWW’s Digital Video Editing course and currently works as a phase two logger for Synergy Sports. Josh is excited to mentor SMWW students on how they can get a job with Synergy and start moving into professional sports and the NBA.
Mike is currently the Assistantt Director of Football Technologies at Jacksonville Jaguars. Mike has a wealth of experience in football with digital video editing. Prior to the Jacksonville Jaguars, he was the Senior Field Support Representative at XOS Digital. Prior to that he was the Director of Football Operations and Director of Game Analysis at the University of Florida.
Mike has a masters degree from the University of Florida in Sport Administration. Mike’s career has seen digital video editing grow to what it is today and he knows first hand what a person needs to know to work for an NFL or collegiate team. Due to his relationship with XOS Digital, Mike also know which teams need assistance in the Video Department and who is doing the hiring.
The course's main objective is to develop a new generation sports professionals by teaching skills and strategies that are unique to sports video job and allow for future progression within team management.
Course Certificate & Resume Reference:
Successful graduates of the Sports Management Worldwide courses will be sent a SMWW Certificate of Accomplishment. This certificate represents not only your achievements in the course but also demonstrates your personal commitment to self-improvement and ability to "self train" yourself for higher positions within the sports business industry.
In addition to your certificate, you will be given the stamp of approval by SMWW. This approval includes a personal reference you may add to your resume with contact information for Dr. Lynn Lashbrook and a reference to the mentors of this course.