"Olympia" c.1938; film by Leni Riefenstahl, of the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. It was the first documentary feature film of the Olympic Games ever made. Many advanced motion picture techniques, which later became industry standards but which were groundbreaking at the time, were employed, including unusual camera angles, smash cuts, extreme close-ups, placing tracking shot rails within the bleachers, and the like. Olympia Poster.jpg
1936 Berlin Olympics: Leni Riefenstahl's graphic poster "Die Götter Des Stadions" • XI Olympiad in nazi Germany was 1st televised Olympics - who else could've pulled it off but Germans - efficient / organized / high tech etc. • off'l commissioned filmmaker Riefenstahl paid $7M! • her film "Olympia" invented many of the techniques now common in sports filming + photography! incl. graphic style layouts • film launched 1938: part1 "Festival of Nations" / part2 "Festival of Beauty"