On Friday I shot a High School Sectional 1st Round game, Zionsville vs Brownsburg.
The underdog Zionsville won.
Yesterday, Saturday night, I shot the Pacers last preseason game, Pacers vs. Grizzlies.
The Pacers won that too.
But tonight, after so many years of shooting, I finally shot my first Pro Championship game. Fever vs. Lynx, WNBA Game 4 of best out of 5 series with the Fever leading 2 games to 1.
Though you could feel the tension in the air, I tried to shoot this game just like any other. But with more cameras, more people, more Indian Chiefs watching everything that we do, maintaining a calm mind set could be hard to do.
Try and forget all of that and just shoot the game. Make sure that you follow your shot list, and try not to blow it by making a mistake!
Well, I didn’t make any mistakes!
I rather enjoyed the game.
It was, Fun To Do!
Things did start to get a little tight toward the end when it became apparent that the Fever were going to win the WNBA Championship. The shot calls from the director were coming a lot faster and the tension went up 10 fold.
The feeling was…
“We only got one shot at this, so get it right!”
With all the shouting, crying, hugging, jubilation, interviews, awards ceremony and crowd shots, there was plenty to shoot. Just get a good shot, wait for the director’s call, then quickly find your next moment.
After the game was over with, I had to break my camera down to get it back to the studio, before I could leave.
The email that I got from the Director read:
Great game last night!
I didn’t get the chance to say thanks to everyone last night, with all the craziness happening, but SUPER THANKS again for the hard work. Everyone in the arena, fans and staff, all noticed. We ALL got lots of praise for the show.
WE KICKED A@#!~ Chris
It’s always good to know that you did good!