What I want to do is make a highlight video of the footage I took last year of my son. The problem is he is a linemen and sometimes the play is too fast and its hard to make him out from the other players. I'd like to do as they do on TV and highlight him and darken the rest of the frame or point an arrow or something on him so your eyes will get fixed on his position and it'll be easier to follow.
Also, how do I "pause" the frame as the highlight is indicating his position? You know, so the highlight isn't moving with the play. I just want to pause the action, highlight him and then resume play.
You need to use Lighting Effect (one of the video effects) Use a spotlight (also adjusting ambient lighting setting) in the effects window. You can combine this with some time remapping to slow it right down when the little fella is in camera.