This is a bit messy so bear with me. I've built a node with a field collection 'field_meet_videos'. That field collection contains another field collection 'field_about_video'. The inner field collection has 3 fields (two text fields and an image field 'field_image'). This field collection is also used as multifield so it'll be used more than once (lets say 3 times for this example).
What I'm trying to do is just get a printed output of the image url (with imagecache style) on the node template (to use them as html element backgrounds).
<?php $content['field_meet_videos']['entity']['field_collection_item']['field_about_video']['entity']['field_collection_item']['field_image'] ?>
This looks to contain enough that I could cobble together a url by sticking these variables into a url string but it feels like there must be a better way to access these variables.