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27 July 2021

Eyes on the prize.

by Andrew MacGregor


Discovery Channel: “Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games” - 30s

Nothing is immune from the streaming wars these days, and that includes the Olympic Games. Discovery+ are the "streaming home" of Tokyo 2020, much to the chagrin of viewers after some free-to-air action. It's a sign of the times, yet the sheer quality and determination of Olympic athletes remains constant.

This is illustrated by a first-person romp through various Olympic sports, including weightlifting, diving, and the 100-metre dash. Pacy editing and hectic sound design emphasise the fine margins of elite competition, as well as the unfortunate absence of fans in Tokyo. Sold-out venues at Paris 2024 are the stuff Olympic streams are made of.


Cinematographer: Mátyás Erdély
Production Designer: Marta Zajac
Wardrobe: Amelia Hanbury
Editor: Stewart Reeves @ Work Ⓟ Ⓦ
Post Production: Bill McNamara @ nineteentwenty Ⓦ
VFX: Paul Branch @ nineteentwenty Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Sam Ashwell Ⓦ / Michalis Anthis @ 750MPH Ⓟ Ⓦ
Music Supervisor: Emily Pritchard @ 750MPH Ⓟ Ⓦ

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