Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Are You Kidding Me?

Last night, the Colorado Rockies scored nine runs in the bottom of the ninth and beat the Cardinals 12-9. The win was completed by a 3-run walk-off homerun.
In yesterday's blog ,this is what I wrote;
"Just when you think you have seen it all, the great game of baseball shows you something new and completely different."
Tonight's game/telecast was eerily similar to yesterday's game/telecast.
The Cardinals led the game 5-0 after four and a half innings and 7-4 going into the eighth inning. Yesterdays' game was in the back of all our minds throughout the telecast. Somehow you "just knew" that the game was far from over.
When the visiting television production is in the backend of a duel feed, the visiting production must rely on the home feed for coverage during important moments of the game. The home feed has at least 8 cameras at their disposal while the visitors utilize 3 cameras.
For example, when there are runners on base and the ball is put into play, I go to the home feed for the coverage of the play. The home feed can certainly cover the game better than the visiting feed.
At least 8 cameras vs. 3 cameras.
Figure it out.
Tonight's game and last night's game were very similar.
From the St. Louis Cardinals perspective, both of these games seemed like sure victories.
Both games ended with walk-off homeruns for the Rockies.
Tonight's telecast and last night's telecast also were very similar.
I jumped on the home feed for the "walk-off cut" by the Colorado Rockies director, Mike Fox, for each of these games.
I write a chapter in my book Cutting The Game, Inside Television Baseball From The Director's Chair ( about cutting the homerun. There is truly nothing more fun than cutting a homerun.
The past two games between the Cardinals and the Rockies ended with walk-off homeruns.
During the walk-off homeruns, the St. Louis Cardinals fans witnessed the cut of Mike Fox as he captured these exciting moments.
Mike nailed both homeruns.
Great cut, Mike!

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