Editor’s Note: On game day, our cinematographers take quick snap shots of their film cameras between plays, which we then post on our Twitter feed (#FromTheField) for all of our fans to see. This past Sunday, Brian Murray snapped a cell-phone photo of his camera set up at the Eagles/Falcons Sunday Night game. Read below for his explanation of the shot and see the video he filmed from that exact angle. It certainly isn’t a typical set-up!
I always attempt to film original shots. Usually “original” means difficult though.
It’s difficult due to safety and accessibility to what you want to film. In this case, I wanted to take an old shot and change the style a bit. It was Eagles at Falcons on Sunday Night. I was a little nervous because it was a huge game of the week with a lot of people.
I placed a very small PVC dolly on the Falcons far 30-yard line. I waited until the teams were playing away from me, and I rolled when they snapped the ball. I was lucky because the sideline was actually clear for once! The result was a very flowing shot with tons of foreground movement.
I hope to get more original compositions this season.