This is a refinement of previous marching band footage presented nearly raw in another video, here:
The main difference between the two is masking of the upper and lower thirds of the frame. Note: the masking does not begin until approximately 1:00 minute into the video, the first minute remains largely unprocessed, and is presented mainly to give an idea of the maximum scope of the lens when shooting from the position directly in front of the announcer's booth on the 50 yard line.
This video is presented as a technical test, not as anything like fully edited footage, and is meant as part of the "prep process" for more finished videos later in the season.
Note: since this was shot from below the announcers booth, rather than my usual perch on top, the angle is very different and the plane of the field is more oblique than it should be except for away games on fields with closer and lower stands. the lights on the back edge of the field were (and always are) a challenge when it comes to exposure, plus they're a distraction.
What I did in this case was to apply two semi-opaque masks, sort of the equivalent of "dodging" the top and bottom thirds of a still photo to allow the middle third to become more the point of focus for the viewer (I hope). Feedback welcome and appreciated.