Atlanta Crew Goes Downfield for ESPN
In college football, the most distinguished award is the Heisman. One player every year gets it for being an outstanding player. Ever wonder about the history behind the award? I shot a re-creation piece for EPSN using my Sony F5 and a DJI Osmo.
Here is some behind the scenes footage from our shoot:
For the weekend shoot, a method of stabilization was requested so I decided to use an Osmo. I charged up some batteries in my truck on the way to the shoot and was able to fire up the ol’ steady-stick. We had an actor playing Heisman who we walked around the Georgia Tech campus with. He was holding footballs, looking to the sky for inspiration, walking methodically on the football field – the types of shots that look cool in slow motion.
Of course since I was involved, I made sure things were interesting. I had our actor stand in the middle of the field while I literally ran from end to end and circled around him. I also tried hanging off the golf cart because sitting inside just wouldn’t do. (That shot didn’t work, I couldn’t guess why.)
Below is what aired on ESPN: