Dad Shooting iPhone Video of Son’s Basketball Game Attempts Ambitious Crane Shot Opening
DAYTON, OH (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) Hank Wizdo lives vicariously through his son Todd, a three sport all-star at Archbishop Gibbons High School. The senior guard drained basket after basket and tallied 32 points in an 82-49 rout over rival Dayton Catholic Tuesday afternoon.
As usual, the elder Wizdo was there with his trusty iPhone 4S shooting plenty of video footage. However, this time he went large. He used a top mount electric crane balancing system with ultra rigid construction to give him a panoramic and dramatic opening shot.
“I’m telling a story.” Wizdo said. “There’s inherent drama of course whenever Todd touches the basketball, but I was looking to do something people will remember. You just don’t see this kind of opening shot from your average parent. But next time I’m storyboarding this bitch and bringing my own lighting rig. Bunch of hacks with their fucking fluorescent horse shit.”
Mr. Theodore Higgins, the high school english teacher, drama instructor and part time film critic for the Dayton Daily News was impressed with the footage.
“That opening crane shot, without any edits mind you, was delicious. Enigmatic, fluid, and peppered with quasi-chiaroscuro subliminal imagery, this could be Wizdo’s best work to date. It’s certainly his most ambitious.” Higgins opined. “Coach DelVecchio played himself with his usual verve and panache, however I was somewhat mystified by the persistent, unscheduled cameos of Amy Collins, the captain of the cheerleading team, performing a series of splits, accentuated by overabundant, yet arousing hair tosses and lip lickings. But that’s just picking nits. Overall, Bravo!”
The crane did interfere with play twice. The game was delayed twenty minutes when Dayton Catholic center, Carl Evansky suffered a concussion as Wizdo attempted a wide swing to his left to work in a setting sun.