Last week, I was interviewed by Lisa Wolansky of Shaw Television about my participation in the sport of Ultimate Frisbee.
This piece works on a number of levels:
1. It explains in very simple terms how Ultimate Frisbee is played. There are several pieces where the narration and the action in the scene have been synchronized, especially on the word/action for the ‘pancake’ catch.
2. It describes the kinds of people who get involved in Ultimate Frisbee, from beginners to competitive players like Adam Ward, showing that Ultimate Frisbee has a lot to offer people from all skill levels.
Areas for Improvement:
1. It would have been nice for the website of the Calgary Outdoor Club to show up or be mentioned somewhere in the piece. Maybe a ‘for more information, check out Calgary Outdoor Club dot com!” Sadly, it totally slipped my mind to ask for this.
Next time, baby. Next time…
On a whim, I decided to look for other news items on Ultimate Frisbee and came across this glitzy piece:
It’s interesting to see some of the techniques used to make this piece more visually appealing:
1. Whip Pans and zooms to follow the action, stop motion, speeding up jumping and slowing down the action to coincide with the music. Computer graphics inserted in post production.
2. Music is continuous throughout the piece, including the interviews..
3. Cool uniforms, team songs (I believe I can fly) and monogrammed frisbees.
4. There were good examples of unorthodox throws, such as the chicken wing.
This particular piece has innuendo written all over it, but it is a neat way to promote their event: