Don't you just hate it when they screw up the camera angle?

djones

Hall of Fame
I can't tell you how redicilous I find it to be, whenever a tournament is organized with big money, but they can't set up the camera angle right!?!?!?

Have you seen the WTA masters?

That's just unacceptable, the court looked twice as wide as long!!!!
The balls seemd to float thru the air, the players seemed to reach out to every ball, and still manage to get them back.
I mean, you were just totally fooled by the camera angle!

There is just no joy for me to watch tennis on TV, if they can't set the camera angle up right!
 

AAUS

Rookie
Yeah the WTA championship camera angle really takes all the pace off the ball. I prefer the level camera angle, but the best camerawork Ive ever seen was one rally during the 03' US Open where they had a courtlevel camera follow the baseline player and stand right behind him. It was not one of the pivoting cameras but a tracking shot which followed right behind the player and was really the best shot ive ever seen. Only problem is probably the difficulty and cost of showing every rally like that and also disorienting some viewers with the quick camera movement.
 

janipyt05

Professional
yes i just hate that, u can't watch properly they froget that we at home don't hav the same vantage point at folk watching live. At times the mount the cam way to high or off the one side, come on now get it together.
 

Yours!05

Professional
AAUS said:
where they had a courtlevel camera follow the baseline player and stand right behind him. It was not one of the pivoting cameras but a tracking shot which followed right behind the player and was really the best shot ive ever seen. Only problem is probably the difficulty and cost of showing every rally like that and also disorienting some viewers with the quick camera movement.
Tennis looks like nothing to the casual viewer from the high angle foreshortened view. Any ground level shots really put things into perspective. Some tourneys show replays from that aspect. Can't see why they all don't. And don't get me started on the many bizarre ways they ruin appreciation of the entire service motion.:(
 

Grigollif1

Semi-Pro
Camera Angles

I really enjoy the camera work in The Australian Open and the U.S Open. The USO has a ground level camera that is really fine. Ithink they should use more ground level cameras especially at the Europe indoor season, Look at the Madrid and BNP Masters l, it looks like the camera is planted outside of the stadium and below they are playing that Atari game...
 

Yours!05

Professional
Grigollif1 said:
Look at the Madrid and BNP Masters l, it looks like the camera is planted outside of the stadium and below they are playing that Atari game...
Well said.
 

robertk29

Rookie
My friend sent me a dvd of the Madrid tournament..you could hardly see the players..some guy musta been practicing on the trapeze and they threw him a camera..watched it for about 10 minutes..I hope all tennis channel tournaments aren't televised (?) that way. should be getting the TC in couple months hope hope..will let you know.. regards..Robert
 

rafael

Rookie
Jonnyf said:
i love it when they go court level its the best
Me too. Also when you get to really see the player's service motion and see more what the player sees such as when they have that camera behind the players.
 

Jonnyf

Legend
rafael said:
Me too. Also when you get to really see the player's service motion and see more what the player sees such as when they have that camera behind the players.

Yeah and you see just how good there shots are and how much they really "Whack" the ball
 
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