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HBO's Penguins/Capitals 4 part series

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Eric Seals Dec. 29, 2010, 10:02 a.m. permalink

If you haven't been watching HBO's 24/7 Penguins Capitals Road to the NHL Winter Classic you really should.  

Whether you like hockey or not, this 4 part series is well done and has it all from really good script writing and a incredible voice in the narration to the music, shooting, lighting for interviews, editing, sequencing and pacing. 

I don't know what kind of lights they are using for the interviews (you can see the pattern reflected in the players eyes) but it throws off really rich light and the players and coaches pop right off the screen, almost looks like the interviews were shot with a 5D because of the richness of the colors....not sure but I really want to know their lighting setup!!

Check it out, you'll see some good storytelling and watching it makes you realize even though we love video storytelling we are playing in a different and smaller sized sandbox than the big kids!! 
But it's a motivator as well :-)

I think HBO is showing the series online after each of the 4 episodes air.  Let me know what you think.

http://www.hbo.com/#/sports/24-7-penguins-capitals-road-to-the-nhl-winter-classic/video/24-7-penguins-capitals

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