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.
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…