Most of you guys would rather look at the sun than watch a game of football, but the World Cup is a showcase and a showcase for filming too.
At each game there's a host of camera's pointing on the pitch and crowd, at least one steadicam operator, and cranes behind each goal. Then why oh why has the coverage been so poor? Each time I see a crane, I wince as the operator choses to bizarely track a shot, not commiting to one path. The steadicam operators are invariably at the wrong place when the national anthems begin and the chosen camera points in most stadia so obscure they actually hinder my enjoyment. And don't get me started on the direction. Replays of utter tripe mean we miss live action and the England game was marred by cuts to black.
On a positive note, the BBC montages after each game are spot on.