Mark suggests Comprehensive Bowler Assessment customers submit up to three (3) videos of their bowling swing at specific locations in the bowling center: from behind the bowler, from the side, and, optionally, from a position somewhere inbetween the behind and side positions.
- from behind: the video taker is positioned behind the bowler about a step outside of the bowler's throwing shoulder. The camera should be oriented vertically (or portrait), held at shoulder height, and zoomed out so that the bowler is visible from head to foot in the frame throughout the shot. Do not zoom in on the bowler as they approach the foul line and keep the camera as stable as possible.
- from the side: the camera is pointed at the bowler's throwing side and follows the shot from the 1st step until the ball is released. The video taker should stand about two lanes away and close to the foul line. Orient the camera horizontally (or landscape), and fill the frame with the bowler so that the bowling ball, as well as the feet, are seen throughout the shot. Keep the bowler in the center of the frame as you follow the bowler, stopping the panning motion at the point of release and hold for a second or two -- do not continue panning in order to follow the ball to the pins.
- from inbetween the behind and side positions: the video taker should stand 1 to 2 steps behind the bowler, and 3 to 4 steps to side. Orient the camera vertically (or portrait) and keep the bowler centered on the frame throughout the shot. Make sure the ball is seen throughout the swing as well as the bowler's feet. Do not zoom the camera at any point during the shot.
Maintenance Evaluation customers typically submit the same video shots as described above but may receive additional direction on what to video based on the maintenance survey answers,