We have been shooting loads of ‘Motion Videos’ for between four and five decades. My father and I (in his bold tracks) were hungry 16 MM professionals who had a substantial development and testing photographic studio in the basement of our spacious 3 story with full basement home. I wanted to evaluate the golf swing from all perspectives … Down The Line, Up The Line, Body On, Back To Front and From The Top Down. As you have heard me explain, this was an amazing and revealing experience. It enabled us to get ‘Mechanically Logical and Motion Efficient’. We were pioneers in this activity. Down the road, I became a key Golf Specific Videographer for name-brand golf school operators. We operated, with ‘State Of The Art’ equipment. We thoroughly, often evaluated more than twelve clients per day.
From the dominant ‘Down The Line’ (DTL) perspective, we fastidiously deduced ‘Shaft and Swing Plane’. It was easy to see swing mechanics that were above and below this ‘Standard and Neutral Plane’. It became fashionable to refer to and become fixated on aspects such as ‘Laying Off and Shallowing Out’ … not always useful, productive or scientifically accurate!