Privatsky Media - the Sports Connection
(A note from Lynette Privatsky)
As a player, I remember the process of creating my own video to send to college coaches. This particular softball video was my first. It was a very rainy day, which forced us to go into the gym. It was just my coach, a BETA camcorder borrowed from the school and me. (I know -- BETA!) We didn't have an editing system so what was recorded onto the tape was going to be our final product. I introduced myself at the beginning then went through defensive, offensive, and base running skills including sliding. No rewinding and taping over anything. After completing the filming, we had duplicates of the tape made. Then I sent them out to the schools that had requested them. One school responded that they couldn't watch a BETA tape because they had moved to VHS. Finding a way to convert the BETA to VHS was challenging but we were successful.
I went on to play NCAA Division I softball in the Pac-10 Conference. After an injury forced the end of my college softball playing days, I joined the coaching ranks. Over the years, I have held positions as head coach or assistant coach at a variety of levels of fast-pitch softball including Parks and Recreation, 14 and under travel ball, high school varsity, NCAA Division I in the Pac-10 Conference, and NAIA Division I in the G. S. A. C. Conference. In 1997, the Golden State Athletic Conference honored me with the Coach of the Year award.
As a college coach, I remember getting videos:
- That lasted what seemed like an eternity
- Were not well organized
- Had game footage but didn't designate who the player was
- Didn't provide any contact information
- Were shot from an angle that didn't allow for proper skills evaluation
- Were out-of-focus
- Were either under or over exposed
After hanging up my coaching clipboard, I set my focus on filmmaking. I made my way through the ranks of the entertainment industry by working both in front and behind the camera. In May 2004, I teamed up with Kim Turney, professional director and sword master, and Privatsky Film Works was born.
Since 2004, Privatsky Film Works has produced short action packed films, promotional videos, actor demo reels, and event videos. With the release of the Panasonic HVX-200 camera in early 2006, we plunged into the new age of digital film-making. Creating a solid P2 card workflow, in the heat of battle, live on the set and ensuring the safety of the footage – the digital media. We have handled the digital media workflow (both P2 and RED) for numerous films and a reality television series. Since Privatsky Film Works is a Screen Actors Guild (S. A. G.) signatory and since we see the need for well-executed, non-union, premier quality media production we have created Privatsky Media to meet these needs.