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    Helicopter Shots

    Why do they put mic on the camera in the helicopter shots? It is extra annoying on Universal where they have a lot of dead air. I just don't get why. I know it is a helicopter I don't need the beating of the propellers.

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    Blame RAI the Italian TV broadcasters.

    Can't say it's ever bothered me. Hard to know what would be an appropriate background. Wagner, Kraftwerk, Marcel Marceau?

    Any suggestions?
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    I think it would seem weird without the noise. Like the camera was just floating in the sky.

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    They should bring back the kickin' John Tesh jams.


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    Quote Originally Posted by collegeskier View Post
    Why do they put mic on the camera in the helicopter shots? It is extra annoying on Universal where they have a lot of dead air. I just don't get why. I know it is a helicopter I don't need the beating of the propellers.
    I've noticed the moments of dead air too, but since I'm watching it online I figured this is when they are showing commercials for people who are watching on cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gear View Post
    I've noticed the moments of dead air too, but since I'm watching it online I figured this is when they are showing commercials for people who are watching on cable.
    Yeah there is huge gaps of dead air on the internet that are commercials, but I was talking about the awkward pauses where the transitions from one announcer to the other are less then smooth. Say what you want about Phil and Paul, but they do know how to talk through just about anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caretaker View Post
    Blame RAI the Italian TV broadcasters.

    Can't say it's ever bothered me. Hard to know what would be an appropriate background. Wagner, Kraftwerk, Marcel Marceau?

    Any suggestions?
    The sweet sound of silence or noise from the road.

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    i like the chopper sound.... feels like im in it

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    The audio person is taking the audio from whatever source is put online by the director and TD. If the director calls for the helicopter shot, you bring that audio up as nat sound, if the director calls for one of the motorcycle cameras, you bring that audio up as nat sound, and so forth.

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    Here is sort of a fun story about the helicopter. Franceso Moser, a great Italian cyclist whom won Paris-Roubaix 3 times, and some TDF stages, really wanted a win in his home grand tour, the Giro d'Italia. The only problem was that Moser was more of a 1 day rider rather then someone with the firepower for a 3 week race.

    So in 1984, when he had his one chance to win the Giro, the helicopter went in low and behind him to give him a little bit of a push in the time trial. When Fignon was on coarse for his time trial, the helicopter went in low and in front of Fignon, giving him additional wind to have to deal with. And that is the story I've heard on how Moser was finally able to win the Giro. Andy Hampsten, winner of the Giro in 1988, and still the only American to have won the Giro, is among the people who tell this story of Moser getting a 'draft' from the helicopter.

    Here is a link to a story on the 1984 Giro, and some of the other 'tricks' Fignon accused the Italians of using to help their man Moser win.: http://cyclingart.blogspot.com/2009/...vs-fignon.html
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    I think the sound from the helicopter is a nice aesthetic for that shot, so I welcome it.

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