London Calling: Five sports documentary making tips

We spent two years following 13 Irish athletes from across the spectrum of Olympic athletes to make ‘London Calling’, a new documentary which will air on RTÉ One during the build-up to the OIympics.

Starting back in August 2010, we followed the highs and lows as they competed and also tried to capture their personal stories. Not all of them made it, and every single one faced huge challenges along the way.

Technology means that anyone who wants to can capture the stories taking place around them, and because of the emotion involved, sport is one of the most compelling subjects there is.

If you have a story or subject to document – whether it is a two-minute piece about a local team or athlete for a club website or a bigger project – these tips and tricks may help you capture a sporting story of your own.

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