A horse of a different color
In what I hope becomes a regular feature of WHYY News, Shai Ben-Yaacov presents a profile of a local Olympic athlete who will be competing in this summer’s Olympic Games in China.
The piece is everything that good audio should be: descriptive, great use of natural sound, insightful interviewing. You can hear the horse snort his disapproval as Shai approaches, a reaction that Olympic rider Phillip Dutton describes as “not being used to reporters.” Apparently, even horses get spooked by the media attention that comes with their prominence as Olympic animals.
Lest you get the idea that the athlete being profiled is the horse, Wood Burn, the real subject of the piece is Dutton who has qualified and medaled twice in the equestrian events for the Australian Olympic team. Having just become a U.S. citizen in 2006, he’ll be competing for the red, white and blue this time around.
Set aside about five minutes and give Shai’s piece a listen.
Wikipedia: Phillip Dutton