Originally Posted by PackMule
Folks interested in the logistics of coverage, DO NOT miss this interview with Ben Constanduros, voice and producer on the Official ASO dakar video feed...
(Editor's note: THANK YOU, Ben, for taking the time to speak with us. As an "amateur" journo, having the opportunity to speak with the professionals like yourself, Toby Moody, and others is as much a treat as speaking with the competitors. Cheers!)
(Photo credit: benconstanduros.com)
We get an insider's look "behind the curtain" where the ASO produces the video feed for the Dakar Rally with Ben Constanduros. If you've ever marveled at the stunning images from the rally, you'll be amazed by the logistics required to get them worldwide in a matter of hours from a race day that spans hundreds of kilometers. If you've ever been frustrated by what's been show (or hasn't been shown), insight, too, on that. Thanks, Ben! Hardcore Rallye Tragics, don't miss this one. Many of your coverage and media related questions, answered.
You can follow Ben on twitter @BenConsty, or check out his site and blog at http://benconstanduros.com/blog
Direct download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/rallyraidio/12D26.mp3
Blog excerpt: http://benconstanduros.com/blog/dakar-review
This stuff is amazing, real nice to have this perspective and really helps wrap your head around what it takes for us to get the footage we do.
Hopefully some folk that constantly complain about the coverage will read and listen to this.
But someone please tweet him that Dakar is in fact a city not a country
oooh and that that bike on the dune is #187