My Son’s First Attempt at a Basketball Trick Shot Video is… His First Effort
Logan may not be making an appearance on Kimmel anytime soon to show off his amazing trick shot videos, but at 7-years-old he's got the drive, he just needs the shots to fall.
Sure, I could lecture Logan on using my phone to shoot the video. I could critique both videos he brought me over the weekend to show me. But I won't. Instead, I'm going to praise him for the hours-upon-hours he spent outdoors on a beautiful Sunday. I'm constantly yelling at the kids to put down the electronics and get outside to play in the sunshine. He went outside... with the electronics.
I'll take what I can get.
What I got was priceless.
I'm pretty sure there isn't anything more than maybe 30 seconds on-camera at a family reunion in 1992 that a relative shot with his VHS camera documenting my entire upbringing. All photos were thrown out by my sister's ex-husband. The Beta videos may as well be playing on a loop on the planet Mars. Who's got a Beta, besides the Smithsonian?
My kids? I'm one Google Glass purchase from recording every moment of my life. I especially love it when I find a picture or a video on my phone months after the fact that I didn't even know existed. I'll find a series of 30 or 40 selfies in a row. I'll find a video shot up so close that I can see boogies. It's like opening a Christmas present every time I open my phone.
Back to Sunday. I don't know if he'll ever be Harlem Globetrotter-good, but he's off to a nice start. He's a good basketball player. Now we'll see if he's got the star power.
The first video was trial-and-error, with emphasis on the error (although he seems convinced he's done it).
The second video is his masterpiece. Logan nails shot #2. He's just got to learn video editing so he could have completely deleted the first missed shot. It always looks more impressive when it looks like you nailed it on the first take.
It's a work in progress, and it's better than four more hours playing Minecraft.