Darin Haggard was one of two people working the SkyCam for NFL on Fox Sunday to capture Cordarrelle Patterson's 102-yard kickoff return touchdown during the Chicago Bears-New Orleans Saints game. "The play itself was electric, but what made it particularly enthralling was Fox’s use of an overhead camera angle, which allowed viewers to ride along with Patterson in real time," as Nick Greene notes. Haggard says of working SkyCam: "Everybody uses SkyCam slightly differently, and every director and network seems to have a different idea of how it should be used. Fox tends to be on the more aggressive side. It’s really fun to fly these shows with these directors who let you do your thing and trust you. Other networks have more strict guidelines. They never want to see the camera."
TOPICS: NFL, Cinematography, FOX Sports, SkyCam