Monday, 23 February 2009
Match in ContainR
This month, as part of the Cultural Olympiad in Vancouver, Match is being shown in an art installation/film festival called ContainR (because the installation is made of shipping containers). The theme is the relation between dance and sport on film.
When I watch rugby and soccer on TV now (usually when I'm at the gym, let's be honest), I'm struck by how varied, dynamic and quite beautiful the camera work is in the live broadcasts. The drama of the physicality is enhanced by a very cinematic (particularly action-movie) portfolio of camera angles that shift from close up to epic wide shot in a flash.