FRC "Hype" Videos for prospective students?

We (other former mentors and myself) are forming a new community-based FRC team, so that we can share the benefits of FIRST and FRC with more students in our region. With that comes the challenge of figuring out how to convey both the excitement and benefits of FRC to those who have never heard of it before. Written words seem like they can only go so far, and we don’t have any prior students who can speak, or robots we can demo, etc.

So … does anyone have a good “hype” video for FRC that shows the fun and excitement of being at a competition? Or a good (yet short) video that succinctly conveys the positive impact that the program can have?

I’d love to hear your suggestions! TIA

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6328 2023 champs recap? [link]
It might be a little “inside baseball” for a new member (who doesn’t know the structure of CMP, doesn’t know what Einstein is, etc) but I do think it’s cool-looking and captures the energy of competition well.

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Following this thread. FRC hype videos are a special love of mine both as a Robotics kid and as a Videographer.

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A few years outdated at this point, but for getting a sense of some of the most famous robots over the years of FRC or most famous moments I like these videos:

Best of the Best FRC by Jack

The Best Moments of the FIRST Robotics Competition by Jay O’Donnell

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I don’t have the links offhand but 2976’s reveals have been pretty nice, also 971’s 2019 recap

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We were given this surprise from one of the parents of the team: https://youtu.be/Qk6NiuQgLdQ?si=JfAv3i9CZBq_R5LK, targeted more as a season recap and sponsor hype video, but also something that gets the team excited for the next season.

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I would say some hype season recaps, especially 254’s 2022 Season Recap. Its easy to watch, even if you’re not already in FRC culture.

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This isn’t FRC specific, but I always love this video when trying to sell people on the benefits of the first program.

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Yes it’s from 2011 but This is First with Morgan Freeman is still my favorite. https://youtu.be/i1QyM9WTF18?si=bZREAki77N6OK3wY

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I have always been fond of this one. No talking. Just music with compelling graphics.

2008 FRC Kickoff