Post by gravelspreader on Apr 26, 2022 4:53:34 GMT 12
To the person giving Stu,Malcom and Mike and David Popplewwell nuts about their commentary how bout they show them how its done under pressure and lets see how they get on ae and yea as for that drone is it really needed at a major meeting no i dont bloody thinkso
Couple of the team had booked to come to Palmy this year… a week out Mikaela ended up with Covid and then circumstances changed and just a couple days out I ended up with Covid. Thankful I got through a whole filming season without it. Even more thankful I got to watch teams from home. No complaints here, cheers Stu, Dave, Mal and Mike and Videohub. Enjoyed a few gins with a couple of fellow Covid characters on the big screen. Very grateful to be able to watch!
Cheers lads... some have too much time... I only read it to check out feedback and find improvements. Some stuff ya take with a grain of sand (slang) well I mean I still want people to understand but same time Im me not past older generation commentators... Other stuff like nicknames fair call not everyone knows whos who in that aspect...
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Yep nicknames were my bad even Barry gave me a pep last year about that. I think Lofty & Randy T were used unsure of others but same time what is prefered... car number, last name, full name or last name with numbers?
The slang... well a tubbing yeh a good hit up the rear... I probably used others but I guess thats just me, a different style from past generations of commentators before me. Just like rugby commentators being so different, eg Justin Marshall 🤣.
Result wise I get people walk in during a race, hand a peice of paper some squiggled some not and thats that, which I then try work out if its official on the run. Then the ammendments did not state if they were the new ammended result as the old dorian printouts use to have the relegations etc at the bottom of the page. The Chch v Panther race I was basicly handed two papers at the same time with different results and both signed but no futher info.
Audio & Video is beyond my roll we have a sound opp on hand for teams so we can focus on our rolls.
This teams was just a weird one full stop even going into it just didnt feel the same. So bring on Feb and I'll happily deliver the goods on my part!
To Stu, Mal and Mike - kudos for the way you handled the most difficult situation you are ever likely to encounter in your commentary careers. Just remember that you're not alone when you start playing back Sunday in your minds, as you inevitably will, and it's not a sign of weakness to ask for help to deal with your feelings, emotions etc..
I wasn't at the meeting or livestreaming but did view Blakes Speedway of night 1. Livestreaming commentary is a totally different art to doing commentaries or voice overs for coverage of Teams Racing etc in a studio days or weeks after the event for a tv show. To me there is no bad commentator, their presentation may not be to your liking or taste but it's hard to please everyone. Research for background history of entrants in major events a bonus but clubs need to provide more correct and up to date info to the commentators also. B.B has made a reference to this over the years. Dave Popperwell was on Counties Manukau radio many years ago , I think he was involved with the 1st tank stockcar, years of speedway history.