ideas for filming the Olympics

13thAug. × ’08

Instead of shooting every event like a basket ball game (following all the players back and forth):

shoot it like Reservoir Dogs:

the competitors faces, next to one another, running toward you, slow motion on the really fast events.

This tactic will lure ‘women’ to become more interested in sports.
And you can remove the get-to-know-the-athelete clips:
person in the pool, slow close up face in black and white, person on the farm at home.

Choose angles with a preference for
human drama
over mechanical prowess
or national pride.

Maybe they’ve tried this and discovered that athletes faces are ‘expressionless’.

In which case PLAN B,

during each event, instead of watching the Chinese team hi-five all their team mates, or a couple of parents squirm and smile as their child-turned-athlete wins a medal,
cut to an average adult athlete performing the same event.
Or better still, average people from all over the world - the average age, height, weight, income person from every country performing whichever event. This is the base line, the comparison, to see just how extraordinary the world’s best atheletes are.

Special Olympics? No, Extra-Ordinary Olympics.

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  1. Posted August 15, 2008 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    This is my favorite post yet! Great ideas. I would watch your Olympics for sure, especially the version designed to snag women. Olympics as Reservior Dogs is awesome.

  2. Posted August 15, 2008 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    Seth, this most resembles your style of post on, no wonder you like it. Thank you and let’s rumble.

    Blog on the dog,
    Computer on the Fritz

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