Jul 6, 2020
Work Of Wrestling host Tim Kail examines the role of camerawork
in professional wrestling - practically and philosophically -
drawing insight from film and stage performance.
- A recap of a point Tim made about camerawork during the
premiere of AEW Dynamite back in October '19 and a listener's
- The influence of a "Work the hard cam" ethic on professional
- The function Hard Cam serves in comparison to a "Master Shot"
in film & Television.
- A pro-wrestling being a polymath who's been required to develop
dual skills of "playing to the crowd" and "playing to the camera"
- Tim's fundamental belief that "playing to hard cam" is not a
skill a wrestler should have to develop or, more specifically, that
it should be a much lower priority.
- Figuring out camera positioning and a directing/editing style
that allows pro-wrestlers to not have to self-consciously "hit
their mark" when they should really be focused on the life &
death scenarios playing out in the ring.
- The actual constructive criticism Tim has for WWE's visual
rhythm, which has less to do with camera position and more to do
with editing & direction.
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