ajbski-you couldnt see the athletes on the take off. only on the knuckle jump you could really see how they are setting the rotations. the cuts between camera were probably done as late as possible for that reason. maybe if the camera were further away? i remember there being a boom cam at some of the dew tour stops, those shots were sick.
-using the same fixed camera angles all the time made it kind of boring to watch. x games had a few tracking/dynamic cameras that made it spicier. some might disagree with me on that one. its more likely to miss a shot that way.
+the rail section was done pretty good, i liked how the camera zoomed out on the really tall features. with the slower pan speed you could tell easier how fast the riders were going.
overall the coverage was good, kind of robotic, but expected from the olympics. you did a great job sir!
This is what I like to hear. Great feedback I can pass down to future directors and clients I work with.
Knuckle jump had cameras on either side of it, which helped show their jump setup. I agree, it made for some nice shots, cuts would be made from the uphill camera following in, then cut to the jump camera, missing that preset.
Additionally, we had cameras on the features, like the watchtower and final jump robo cams, and handhelds under the cannon, or between the skews. There is generally a line cut, then the other cameras are used for replay to show different angles.
For those asking about follow cam, I don't think the IOC would allow it.. We had a drone, but their output they were using provided some frame rate and delay problems, which is why it was never used live. Additionally, they have to be about 30 feet above the course so there's no crashes or anything.
asparagusFollow cams would’ve been cool, the thing where the shot will freeze and camera rotates was dumb, not enough rotation to make a difference and you’d still miss half the trick.
I’m canadian so my coverage was different but ABM was an awesome commentator (I prefer him over wallisch, fight me). Every other commentator either couldn’t call anything or was super annoying and provided no insight.
Composite camera looked better in Korea in my opinion. I worked the halfpipe event back then, and its a good idea. In china, it was a little whack, and just shot straight into the sun, kinda blowing out the image anyways... I never met the people that set that camera up, but is something I'd like to learn about