Why does ESPN slow-mo the crowd's reaction?

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Say Chi Sin Lo, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. Say Chi Sin Lo

    Say Chi Sin Lo Legend

    Aug 30, 2005
    You know it's bad enough that they slow-mo the player's reactions, whether it's a simple "awww/groan" or to show us how to do a fist pump correctly... But why the hell do we need to see the crowd's reaction in slow-mo?

    No espn... it's not "cool"
  2. VolklVenom

    VolklVenom Semi-Pro

    May 20, 2005
    that's just wrong
  3. pound cat

    pound cat G.O.A.T.

    Feb 22, 2004
    They do? I thought they were yelling and clapping in quick time. At every point. Or maybe because I ff what I've taped a lot. LOL
  4. str33t

    str33t Professional

    Jan 6, 2006
    i hate it when espn doesn't show the players service motion. sometimes when i'm trying to study the players motion, they just show a close-up of the server's face right until when they are about to hit the ball, then they show the whole court. argh! :evil:
  5. Moose Malloy

    Moose Malloy Legend

    Dec 27, 2005
    that isn't espn's feed. its from the bbc-that's why they had so many closeups of that guy listening to the world cup during the murray-roddick match.
    notice that it took several shots before pmac & drysdale explained why that dude was on our screen. because pmac & drysdale have no idea what they are going see onscreen beforehand. they're just like us(sometimes during the french they would sound a little perplexed by the crowd shots(when they would show some people in the crowd repeatedly), and would actually say, "we are getting our images from french tv, maybe this person is a celebrity in france, we don't know"

    nbc however does have their own cameras & feed(they have quite a bit more $ invested in their tennis coverage) which is why the picture quality & angles are a bit better imo.

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