Director Max Bell provides a behind-the-scenes look at the latest episode of Tunnel Cam.
It took seven hours of footage captured by four cameras to assemble this week’s episode of TUNNEL CAM – but unfortunately for City fans, it was a game that was turned on its head in a single second.
As Andre Marriner pointed to the penalty spot in front of the Norwich & Peterborough stand late in the second half, many in the ground would have felt another crucial home victory slipping away.
Indeed Jonathan Walters dispatched the penalty with ‘aplomb’ as Mark Hughes remarked in his post-match press conference, and there was to be no dramatic late winner for the Canaries on the day.
Walters was of course sent off minutes after the penalty equaliser for a mistimed challenge on Alex Tettey, and as I arrived in the tunnel to film the players leaving the pitch after the full-time whistle – the Stoke City striker was holed up in the adjacent interview room watching the final seconds tick by on one of the television monitors.
It’s true that we try to bring you every second of behind-the-scenes action on TUNNEL CAM, but it is also the reality that as emotions run high on match-days, there are certain scenes that we consider too invasive to film. And we certainly weren’t going to point a camera at Mr. Walters as he willed his team towards the result tucked in amongst a group of Sky Sports staff.
Elsewhere in the latest edition of TUNNEL CAM, Nathan Redmond continued his season-long policy of toying with the camera on his way out for warm-ups; we did our best to bring you all of the essential scenes from the club’s tribute to Duncan Forbes; and watch the ‘snake-pit’s’ raucous celebrations as Bradley Johnson buried his header past Asmir Begovic.
As a closing note, if you haven’t had a chance to check out the ‘mini-documentary’ the club produced detailing Duncan Forbes’ career and battle with Alzheimer’s, I would certainly recommend taking a few minutes to learn more about one of City’s great captains.
The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Norwich City Football Club.