Do you know how to draw attention to young footballers? Be it a slum or a dusty sandlot in a South American megacity: the kids playing here not only want to forget about their difficult lives, but are also hoping to be discovered by talent scouts from major clubs. However, they will have to travel a long and winding road before they can fulfill this dream. They look up to players such as Cacau from VfB Stuttgart who escaped the poverty in Brazil to join the German national team and win the hearts of fans in both countries.
This is a success story that many people are familiar with. However, there is another way to get discovered. In his documentary The Street and the Rag Ball, movie maker Ciro Cappellari from Berlin shows how six boys try to follow in the footsteps of their idols. The director followed them in Columbia, England, Israel, Palestine, Argentina and Kenya as they try to use their sport to battle poverty and hopelessness, as well as the broken world in which they live.
This is where Carl Zeiss comes into play: Ciro Cappellari used the new Compact Prime CP.2 cine lens from Carl Zeiss for his movie. The lenses have been available since April and were specially developed to create high-quality HD videos with digital SLR cameras. The CP.2 features several mounts, making it possible to use on a wide range of SLR cameras. Because the top quality expected from the optical experts from Oberkochen is available at an affordable price, independent moviemakers also have the opportunity to us professional equipment. After all, football is not the only game in which promising talent is needed.
September 22, 2010