I've never watched a skating event live, and am wondering what the major differences are. I often hear comments such as "xxx is so much more expressive live" or "xxx is really slow live". Offhand I can think of three but am wondering if there are more differences I should look out for.
I think I can understand how speed doesn't come across well on the screen. Live, you get to see the skater's actual speed, whereas on a screen what you get is the skater's speed relative to the camera's speed, so even a slow skater can appear fast, and a fast skater slow.
Same thing with ice coverage, live you get to see the entire rink at a glance and on a screen just the part that the cameraman chooses to show ( I sometimes wish they would show a birds eye view of the action).
Expression wise, I would assume facial expressiveness is way less important live whereas on screen it can mask a lack of bodily expression?