This video is a time-lapse of the inaugural game at Georgia Tech's McCamish Pavilion that took place on November 9th, 2012. The Yellow Jackets took on the Tulane Green Wave in this season opener.
This game was a lot of fun to shoot. However, compared to football, college basketball is much shorter, so I had to move much faster in order to get enough shots. I was running around the arena with my tripod for half the game.
I set up my D300 with an 11-16mm Tokina lens in the press area on the upper level. I used the GorillaPod to attach the camera to the railing, which was a little worrisome. But I tied the strap around the railing so the camera wouldn't hit a poor fan in the head in case the GorillaPod came loose. I set the D300 to shoot every 8 seconds for the duration of the game.
I also had my D7000, which I also used with a Tokina 11-16mm. I had this one on my tripod as I walked around the entire arena looking for different angles of the action. Thankfully, there were plenty of blocked off areas for the TV cameras, so I had plenty of room to shoot.
I had a blast shooting this video and it was definitely challenging trying to get these shots. Thanks to Mike Stamus for granting me access to the new arena!
Music: "Helena Beat" by Foster The People
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Edited in Aperture 3 and Premiere Pro CS6.
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