Shoot Pool, not people
I guarantee it can be done with the right people on the controls. Certainly on most difficult shots and layouts there is enough time to show exactly the dilemna the player is facing. If I can see it sitting in the stands it can damn sure be shown on camera. Sorry to say that the crews they have working most major pool events today don't understand the game well enough to use the right cameras at the right time.Ya, agreed... But pool, and more specifically pattern play is unique. Whipping cameras around within the <30sec pauses between shots (at best) is a tall order. Not to mention those pesky players getting in the way of the angle required...lol
We do have the tech to do what you suggest without a doubt. The NFL 'Skycam' comes to mind. Some one just needs to whisper in the right person's ear at Matchroom.
I know this is harsh criticism but I refuse to bite my tongue if I can see a better way to do something. In the small amount of time I've spent in the production trucks sitting next to the producer and the director I've seen shot afte shot either overlooked or shown incorrectly from a bad angle. And that's the name of that tune.
I plan to go on YouTube and watch some of these WPC matches and see if there has been any improvements made in this area.