On behalf of the team thanks so much guys. It's a lot of work and it' nice to know that all the effort wasn't for nothing. Please tell your friends of these videos because I think it's so good footage and action that everybody should see it. Disc golfer or not. Now that we've raised the bar (par?) on disc golf videos I'm interested in seeing what others will do. I hope that more professional looking videos and hopefully DVDs makes this sport more visible and palatable for media and sponsors so that the sport takes the next step forward.
Juha went all out on these ones and it is jaw droppingly awesome despite me having shot some of that footage and knowing what was going on and having experimented with Avery Jenkins with multiple angles. I was learning on the job and was noticeably better at the EO. It's so great footage that it it hurts to see how poor many of my shots were -taken with a monopod that made grating sound as I rotated it. The yanking pans are my fault. As a consequence I don't recommend monopods for panned shots.
What's surprising is that Juha(lcgm8) met mafa and me for the first time during doubles and this footage was taken two days later without planning how we're filming and who films what, who and from where. All we did was to try to stay out of each others shots and moving between holes saying who's gonna film the thrower and who's farther away. We leapfrogged sometimes to allow both cameras to be set up properly. Leapfrogging in proper places saves a lot of time and helps to increase the quality of the footage. At times we had to do some crowd control to get any footage. I used four languages so all the studying didn't go to waste
Of course it helps that each cameraman is a player and at least me and mafa have seen many DG DVDs. It was a labor of love and there's more greetings from Finland with love to be seen later. Not just Tali Open. More of that later when I have permission to tell of it. It was nice to get compliments from frisbeesports because he is a discing world champion and a true one man show in promoting disc sports in Finland. Props coming from someone who's gone extra miles for over two decades is heart warming indeed. He gave advice IRL on another occasion of how to make the vids even better so that the footage is even more sellable to broadcasting. Cooldaddyslickbreeze has already done a bit of storytelling in his vids. It's definitely something that needs to be considered for future productions. Interviews like some Clash DVDs can also shed light on the background and involve even the uninitiated viewers. Player commenting is also great on some existing DVDs. Bringing all the goodies together should top most other sports in video presentation interest.
After all discs flying beautifully and far is self evident and a person who knows nothing of the sport can enjoy the visual beauty right from the start. I challenge every cameraperson to top these videos and do every player a favor by pushing the sport into new territory. One day wide scale broadcasting on television is a must when all the ideas click together and the action is good enough. Lets make the sport exciting to everyone. Maybe our loved ones and outsiders stop viewing us as odd people going gaga throwing a piece of plastic.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.