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Inside NFL Films [electronic resource]: The Idol-Makers

National Geographic Television & Film
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
The camera operators of the National Football League are the stars of this program, which takes viewers inside the process of filming games for broadcast-and posterity. The documentary captures the filmmakers at work as they prepare for and take part in their annual tour-de-force: recording the drama of the Super Bowl. Scenes of the videographers setting up their equipment, covering players as they prepare to take the field, and striving to capture pivotal movements in the game help illustrate how complex broadcasting procedures coalesce into an entertaining, informative, and even poetic television experience.
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54 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 15, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
  • Football: Strategy vs. Struggle (4:06)
  • NFL Films: American Mythology (2:23)
  • NFL Films Manipulate Emotions (2:13)
  • Great Moments in Film (1:38)
  • Birth of NFL Films (2:09)
  • First Super Bowl in 1966 (2:08)
  • NFL Films: Elevated Reality (2:40)
  • Pre-Game Film Footage (1:57)
  • Importance of Sound in NFL Films (2:11)
  • Super Bowl XXXI : New England Patriots vs. Green Bay Packers (3:24)
  • Cameramen Take Up Positions (2:37)
  • Green Bay Touchdown (2:59)
  • Cameramen Jockey for Space (3:02)
  • A Packers' Play for the Record Book (3:18)
  • Cameramen in the Air and on the Ground (2:11)
  • NFL Cameramen at Risk (3:20)
  • A Super Bowl Record for Desmond Howard (3:29)
  • Packers Win Super Bowl XXXI (2:08)
  • Film Legacy (5:02)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1998.
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40769 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (54 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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