I've always thought the camerawork was more aligned with a Van Damme or Seagal movie than a dance show. Lots of too-quick zooms in and out, quick back and forth movement, etc --- you know, the kind of thing that makes an average choreographed fist-fight into a crazed tussle.
And the kind of thing that makes an well choreographed dance, well ... a crazed tussle.
But this year is WAY worse. They are bad on the regular dances (albeit slightly better this week than last). But on the group numbers they are downright abysmal. Last night's routine could have been astounding, and could have been horrid. Unfortunately, we, the viewers, have no idea. They spun from one moving camera to another as often as 4 times a second at part of that dance. I couldn't find my favorite dancers to see how they were doing at all, and I couldn't get a grasp on what the routine looked like as a whole. It was choppy and frenetic, and did a HUGE disservice to the dancers and the choreographers.
If someone has a feature or a mini-solo, fine - focus us on that dancer. But for the most part, they REALLY need to back off and let us watch the whole thing at once, and DEFINITELY stop switching cameras constantly.