chainchaser wrote:Be honest on some of the video I took I see the camcorder zooming but looking at nothing because I took my eye off the screen to watch in amazement how well these guys threw and how far.
Yeah, that's definitely a downside to filming anything, makes it almost impossible to actually enjoy it. You just have to focus on the filming part if you want to get anything decent out of it. =P
I can't follow the score, when i'm filming. i'm so busy thinking ahead to find the perfect spot to film from from not pointing the camera at the sun, finding shade for the camera, making sure that i can film the entire flight, not being in the way of the players and the disc, personal safety from richocheting discs etc. points of view. There's little point in filming and not covering the event if the disc breaks the camera or you. Then there's the matter of in the act of filming keeping the camera steady, disc in the picture, panning sideways and vertically along with zooming in to the thrower and then out, while panning often not breathing at all. That is tough, because i also need to run often weighted down with gear. Monopod and forest while running...
Filming from the tee is lazy compared to middle of the course filming, because you need to film the putt of the last player and run to the next hole halfway or whereever before the first player throws and have the camera ready, running and pointed steady and zoomed in to the tee. Bends in the fairway beyond line of sight forces two or more cameras or running to the bend to catch the whole flight in video so filming alone or from the middle of the fairway in multi camera work is way more physical than playing the event. I dream of sometimes being able to step in front of the camera to have an easier time in the event
And more fun. Filming is a lot of work and always very long days, playing is fun, easy and leaves you time to recuperate. We often have to do with 5 hours of sleep that for me is often interrupted. Playing is way less stressful and you can sleep more and start out much more fresh the next day. It also takes more days to rest to 100 % after a filmed event than a played event. It is natural, because cameramen have to move often for each shot so they walk the course the same as the players and for each shot of the four players in a group walk or run extra to get the best shot and not being in the way. I wouldn't wonder if i walked/ran double the distance per round compared to the players. Who can sit down if they want to. Argh! Makes me wanna play and take it easy. Instead i'm in flu and now having to think of the hardness of filming.... Blechhh.
Luckily i'm multitasking watching the DGP.tv USDGC coverage simultaneously. Or rather waiting for something to see and typing in the meantime.
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.