Posted tagged ‘practice’

2014-15 Fordham Men’s Basketball prepares for season

October 22, 2014

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer travels to the Rose Hill Gym to cover Fordham’s practice as they prepare for the Regular Season in 3 weeks. Lots of drills and lots of surprises with some new faces on the Rams squad this season. Take an inside look.

Fordham Basketball Practice and Prepares for 2013-2014 Season

October 18, 2013

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer travels to the Rose Hill Gym to cover Fordham’s Basketball practice as they prepare for the Regular Season in 3 weeks. Lots of drills and lots of surprises with some new faces on the Rams squad this season. Take an inside look.

Fordham Basketball “Ram Town” This Friday at 9pm

October 15, 2013

72425_10150306150555604_719630603_15806857_1230623_nFordham Basketball is only two weeks away from their home exhibition contest against Northwood University but this Friday is when students and fans get a first look at this team with the annual “Ram Town” Event. The event begins at 9pm at the Rose Hill Gym and the team is excited to showcase the work they put in the off-season as they prepare to fight for the A-10 title.

I will be on campus this Thursday and Friday. I prepare on having a new set of videos, interviews, and stories from the team as they work on building a winning team.

Always, check me out on Twitter @Donniedwyer128 or check back on the website for more Fordham Basketball Updates.

Top 31 Moments in the UP! #20 – Football Practice at Westwood and Kingsford

October 8, 2013
Photo by Steve Brownlee

Photo by Steve Brownlee

High School Football in the Upper Peninsula is the popular sport and when the practice season kicks off, the fans and the players get excited for another season.

After working a long night on the weekend, it got even longer but it was worth everything I had ever imagined. Westwood High School had it’s annual midnight practice that Monday morning and I went to the high school to get some footage and talk to the coaches and players. It was wet and soggy but it got my photographer juices going and I was able to use a lot of new techniques to enhance the video for the viewer at home and get a closer look. The players had never seen a camera guy get close and personal with the action but they appreciated it afterwards with all the tight shots and different angles when watching it.

Coming out of that practice, I felt pretty good about shooting another one. I went to Kingsford High School one day and I shot the Flivvers practice and my camera work got better. The emotional shots I got, the tight shots of the football and the players completing the drills were crisp and fast. I even got my foot caught under the lineman bull rush machine. It hurt, but it was well worth it. The video even has over 1,000 views on YouTube.

One of the best shots I ever got was the first 4 seconds of Kingsford practice. The player is looking straight at my camera and is waiting on the snap count to finish the drill. When the coach said hike, I zoomed out fast and got the players running under the lineman bars to complete the drill. The emotion I captured in those 4 seconds is breathtaking and is one of the best pieces of photography I have ever captured. It was like you could see through the players eyes and understand what he was feeling at that moment. Video like that is hard to get and watching it in the editing booth but a smile on my face.

I am so proud of that moment and those two days of shooting football practice because it turned me into an excellent cameraman who could shoot and edit like a true professional. I will always remember those practices, they were awesome.