Watch: Camera operator accidentally plows into a cheerleader


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/09/19/watch-camera-operator-acciden.html


#2

It’s a shame we don’t have footage from the operator’s camera.


#3

Amazingly, the cheerleader was okay.

Considering that

  1. She wasn’t hit that hard, just that the cameraman didn’t stop
  2. She landed on what is essentially a springy rubber mat
  3. She is obviously capable of rolling and tumbling

Yes, it’s amazing she was OK.


#4

Why? I’m not sure what that would show. A sudden switch from Steadicam to shakycam?


#5

I take that back, Mr. DeMille. I’m not ready…


#6

Oh, I was just imagining that it would show the collision from the operator’s POV.


#7

Ah, got it. It looked like he’s doing a Steadicam shot across the action. I’m guessing the camera is pointed to the right perpendicular to his line of travel. From the camera POV, it probably looks like a dolly shot of all the cheerleaders that suddenly goes wonky, and the woman he collided with isn’t in the frame at all.


#8

Oooh! And there’s a flag on the play!


#9

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