Wednesday, October 5, 2011

OH, THAT POOR CAMERAMAN! OUCH!

It may look easy, but television cameramen have a difficult job.
They have to lug around and balance 30 pound cameras while
trying to get the perfect shot. These guys take great pride in
getting the "money" shot, the ones that will have all their colleagues
talking and heaping praise on them.



They work in crowded clubhouses that are so jammed with
people, they could be a subway car in New York City at rush
hour. They have to sometimes shoot on the run as their subjects
are in a hurry to get somewhere fast. The results are sometimes
embarrassing.

Here are the top 5 cameraman wipe-outs.

5. THE DOMINO EFFECT.
    With so many photographers trying to get the perfect shot,
     bad things can sometimes happen. Bad happened during
     this running event.



4. FORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You have to be agile and mobile to a photographer. This golf cameraman
    tried to shoot and walk backwards downhill at the same time. Not a good
    combination.


3. SLIP, SLIDING AWAY. There are few things worse for a
    a cameraman than shooting a live shot when it's snowing and
    freezing out. Nobody puts salt on the ground for the camera guy.



2. REELED IN AND SENT BACK OUT. If you're going to
    shoot on a boat, it might be a good idea to be anchored down.


1. AN EMBARRASSING ROUND-"TRIPPER"
    Few people knew who Tim Burke was before Tuesday's Game 4
    of the ALDS. They do now. His bosses want to know if
    the camera is ok.

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