By Chris Wright
As shot by Dutch freelance cameraman Ben de Graaf using his trusty hi-tech Movi steadicam frame, this footage of the pre-game formalities before Feyenoord’s 0-1 home loss to Ajax at the weekend is so beautifully hyper-real that – as Pies spotter Brian McClair’s Ghost (possibly not his real name) puts it – it looks more like a big budget intro from FIFA 15 than actual camera work.
De Graaf’s camera was placed inside his €20,000 Movi stability device (a gyroscopic, tilting rig which is held at waist-height by the operator) and films from a low angle, making everything seem to tower over and dwarf the viewer, thus giving everything an overblown and slightly surreal quality.
Thanks to Pies fan Bob, we also have a behind-the-scenes video from Fox Soccer too.
‘E are lad, ‘ay a butcher’s at this…
(Via Dumpert.nl/Thanks to Pies fan Brian McClair’s Ghost for the tip-off!)