Student Shoots Video at 8 MLB Stadiums for Batting Glove 30th Anniversary

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Jeremiah Gonda, a student in Full Sail’s Digital Cinematography Bachelor of Science degree program, spent the entire month of July traveling around the country, shooting footage at Major League Baseball stadiums for Franklin Sports.

Although he is still in school, Jeremiah was hired to capture footage for Franklin, which is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its iconic batting glove. The Franklin Batting Glove was designed in 1983, with input from Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt.

As part of the promotional campaign, Jeremiah shot footage of Major League Baseball players interacting with fans and conducting Franklin Sports-sponsored clinics at eight stadiums around the country.

For the project, Jeremiah shot and edited videos of all eight events. The videos will be posted to Franklin’s website, as well as their social media sites.

Jeremiah had to fit his online class assignments around the shooting schedule, which in some cases was hectic: “In one week’s time, I got to go New York City with the Mets and then to L.A. with the Dodgers,” says Jeremiah.

Jeremiah said he enjoyed being around MLB culture, but the high point of the project was meeting the director of photography for ESPN’s documentary crew at Boston’s Fenway Park. The crew was there to shoot a documentary on the Franklin family.

Adam Franklin, the grandson of Franklin Sports co-founder Irving Franklin, introduced Jeremiah to the ESPN crew. The crew even asked Jeremiah to take some slow-motion shots for the film because his camera was able to capture 60 frames per second.

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