Sunday, February 10, 2008

to the camera operators of America's Best Dance Crew

(*If you're using IE, it will break when you try to come to my blog because of youtube. But I really want to share some of these videos, so I'll just take them down in a few days. As far as I can tell, IE sucks, so try out Firefox or Seamonkey if you can. If you're at work and they have rules about this stuff, well I'll see you in a few days I guess...) Please cut down on the fancy camera work. It distracts from the dancing and many times I missed stuff that I'm pretty sure was more interesting than your camera work. Seriously, we don't need a new camera angle every three to five seconds.

If you're reading this and you're not operating a camera for this show, and you like SYTYCD, you should seriously check it out if you haven't already. It airs on different dates in Canada than the US. Here's two reasons why to check it out:

(it takes 1 min 45 secs to get to the good stuff, and then it's only about 45 secs long, but take a look.)

This one also has a lot of extraneous stuff, but it's the only one I could find of the live audition performance of this crazy roller skating group from Kokomo, Indiana. There's good stuff just a minute or two in, then again at 8 mins in their battle.


flutter said...

Those kids are all insanely talented.

mamatulip said...

I wish I could dance like that.

Kyla said...

Very cool. The skaters are just amazing. I just keep thinking how hard it is to get back up after falling in skates...and there they are dancing around. Nuts.

Julie Pippert said...

I LOVE the dance shows. Crazy love them. And have thought the same thing about the camera crews!

kgirl said...

You do not know how much I enjoyed the show - I was pretty much giddy with joy the whole time.

But OMG, the camera work was soooo annoying. Almost as annoying as my husband, who, being someone who works in television (post)production, had to point out every bad camera shot by it's technical name. Suffice it to say, he was busy.

My fave is jaberwockeez.

Janet said...

Ow. My back.

Those roller skating dudes were awesome!

Janice said...

I agree with the comments about the camera angles. They are anooying. the crews are choreographing to a front audience and a lot is lost in translation when the cameras keep changing angles..(except possibly when doing overhead to show formations)

Other than that, the crews are extemely talented