The brief: Secure press credentials to the Albertville Olympics and embed two video crews with the Austrian speed skiing team, cover the event and provide event b-roll for the team’s sponsors and French television.
The most difficult part of the project was obtaining IOC press credentials; not a foregone conclusion until the games had nearly begun. Shooting in the French Alps was about not minding the cold.
Meeting a childhood hero like Franz Klammer made the environmental abuse worthwhile. The Olympic spectacle was alternatively thrilling and mundane as the athletic achievements gave way to the sheer size and scale of the logistics behind covering the various events and locations.