A&P So how much did they shoot at the Olympics?

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  1. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

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    From Vincent Laforet:

    "Well, I just got done copying the files from my trusty 17″ MackBook Pro and 3 External Hard Drives over to my server overnight… and here are the facts:

    In Beijing, with a total of 6 cameras, I shot: 28,444 files for a total of a whopping 480 Gigabytes of Images! That’s INSANE! Even I am shocked.

    So I looked into at what Sports Illustrated shot during the Olympics with their ten staff photographers there - SI shot over 300,000 images of which their staff kept 17,000. One of their editors took that down to 1046 “super selects” and then their director of photography Steve Fine, edited his selection down to 135 images. That means their “best of” turned out to be 0.045% of what they shot."
     
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    And this

    "Bill Frakes had more than 18 cameras firing at once each time someone crossed the finish line at the Athletics (Track & Field) venue"
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    :eek3:

    Link to best of pics? :noes:
     
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    good Jesus. :eek3:
     
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    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    "Bill Frakes had more than 18 cameras firing at once each time someone crossed the finish line at the Athletics (Track & Field) venue"

    I was floored by this when I read it a week or so ago. That is insane.
     
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    Wow. Holy shit!
     
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    Wow. I'd love to see their top 135 pics.
     
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    holy shit
     
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    Once in a lifetime sporting event + resources of biggest name in sports = lots of pics.
     
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    Some of those photographers have probably shot more at the olympics than I've ever shot in my whole career.
     
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    That means SI shot about 5 Terabytes worth of pics. :eek4:
     
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    I'd love to just edit some of their sequence shots. I know they dragged the shutter like crazy.

    :run:
     
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    I hope some of those shots can pay for the camera. I'm to amateurish to know how that works though.

    Evan
     
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    The camera's are the cheap part, they have so many lenses and pocketwizards it will make your head spin.
     
  18. adamlewis88

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    At that point, they dont even use PW's. I dont know what its called but Ive seen them a few times. They look like giant keypads.
     
  19. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    yeah, sadly the bodies they are using are the cheap part. doesn't si own 2 of the 1200mm lenses? i'm sure that at least one of them was in beijing for the olympics. thats $100k in just that one lens alone. :eek5:


    edit - looks like they do own 2 of them, not sure if they were in beijing or not though :o
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EF_1200mm_lens
     
  20. Keegan

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    I may I know what you're talking about. I read this article about SI shooting at March Madness, and they set up the arenas with something similar I think.
     
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    the SI team doesn't really care about the number of files generated or the number of cards used. when you have to have the shot you do whatever it takes to increase your chances.

    having assistants and editors helps reduce the burden on the shooters
     
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    wow, in.
     

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