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What if Sports Cameramen Were Allowed to Get as Close to the Action as They Wanted?

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What if sports cameramen were allowed to get onto the pitch with athletes during games? What if super-telephoto lenses and remote camera weren’t around to help deliver up-close views of the action? The video above offers an look at what being a cameraman in that alternate universe might look like.

Basically, it’d look something like covering a war zone.

The video is a short 1-minute advertisement for French cable TV channel Canal+. “Making sport bigger is our sport,” the spot says.

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Too bad photographers and cameramen aren’t actually allowed onto fields, courts, and rinks as sports are being played. That’d be a pretty interesting sight to see…

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