Paris - Live Sports Direction - 12-16 October 2020 (Course Delivered in French)

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COURSE DETAILS

Venue: EVS, Boulogne-Billancourt (Paris), France

Date:  12-16 October 2020

Number of places: 8

Duration: 5 days

Course Fee: 2,500 Euros

How to Apply: Please fill out the registration form by clicking here.

* Only shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in this course.

Course Information

The ‘Live Sports Direction’ course incorporates the essence of HBS’s experience of working on world-class sporting events and uses state-of-the-art EVS broadcast technology that replicates outside broadcast environment to replace expensive production infrastructures.

This objective of this training is to benefit those who would like to take on the lead role in Sports Direction, practice the art of storytelling, and handle different camera formations. The theoretical and practical aspects of the course aim to encourage and develop the expertise and creativity of participants. The course will focus on football, tennis and handball.

 Course Objectives

  • To adopt the best practice for sports story telling across slow motion and replays in football, tennis and handball
  • Understand the use of different cameras in a live sports production
  • Develop the ability to undertake medium to large productions
  • Understand various roles in a production team and work effectively as a team
  • Able to effectively use the configured EVS XT3 and X-One

 Eligibility

  • Aimed at those entering the field of sports directing and replay operations
  • Prior work experience in the field of broadcasting
  • Possess understanding of the laws of different kinds of sports
  • Have a general technical understanding on use of various broadcast equipment in live directing

Sample Course Plan

Note: The below course agenda is for reference purposes only.

Day 1:  Theory & Practise

  • Fundamentals of multi-camera live sport production in Football-Operations, Personnel & Equipment
  • Team leader & communicator. Prior to the OB – site visit, camera positions, etc.
  • Cameras cutting & story telling
  • Match Coverage philosophy
  • Introduction to the Live TV Simulator
  • Practise sessions on the Live TV Simulator using production switcher and EVS replay system. Direct a football match using 4-6 cameras.
  • Case Study: Review a football match, create a camera plan and explain their philosophy of directing/storytelling of some major incidents.

Day 2: Theory & Practise

  • Fundamentals of multi-camera live sport production in Tennis-Operations, Personnel & Equipment
  • Camera Plans & Camera Work
  • Production Guidelines – Pre-Match, Players Entrance, Graphics, Game Start/Service, Ball Exchanges, Reactions
  • Cameras cutting & story telling
  • Match Coverage philosophy
  • Replays
  • Practise Session on the simulators: Direct a Tennis match

Day 3: Practise

Practise session on the Live TV Simulator session and EVS replay system ─ Direct a Tennis match

Day 4: Theory & Practise

  • Fundamentals of multi camera live sport production in Handball-Operations, Personnel & Equipment
  • Camera Plans & Camera Work
  • Production Guidelines – Pre-Match, Players Entrance, Graphics, Game Start/Service, Ball Exchanges, Reactions
  • Cameras cutting & story telling
  • Match Coverage philosophy
  • Replays
  • Practise Session on the simulators: Direct a Handball match

Day 5: Practise & Conclusion

  • Practise Session on the simulators: Direct a Handball match
  • Trainer feedback to all participants
  • Evaluation of the session, certificates distribution & closing ceremony

Broadcast Academy Expert

Laurent Lachand, Sports Director

A highly experienced director, active since 1997, he was selected as one of the seven directors for the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan™. A director at both the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ and UEFA EURO 2016 France, his most recent international accomplishment was to direct the Final of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 between Germany and Chile and several matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. In the years between his FIFA World Cup™ missions, Laurent works extensively in UEFA club competition and French domestic football coverage.

Other eminent broadcast directors would be invited to hold sessions and share their experiences and viewpoint.

Live TV Simulator XT3

Based on EVS technology, the XT3 Live TV Simulator is a tool to re-create the experience of live direction within a controlled environment. It includes two EVS XT3 live video servers with two remotes and an IP director – enabling up to 12 ISO camera feeds in High Definition 1080i format for ingest/playout, instant replay and slow-motion tools and a Dyvi live video switcher. The system allows a single production operator to create replays, control audio, cut together a live feed with a built-in video switcher and even add graphics to live programming.

X-One

The X-One enables up to 6 ISO camera feeds in High Definition 1080i format for ingest/playout. Based on EVS technology of X-One, the Unified Live Production Simulator can import any other media files. X-One features a contextualised user interface (UI) that adapts to the type of production on which it is deployed. This allows a single operator to manage graphics, audio and replays with ease.

Financial Support

These courses are subject to AFDAS funding. For information on AFDAS, please contact: remi@omneo-solutions.com

Scholarships are offered to women from the broadcasting field to further their career in the sports broadcast industry. For more information, please contact us at: info@broadcastacademy.net.

 Social Distancing policies

  • Broadcast Academy session facilities allow for sufficient social distancing of attendees, and other safeguards such as reduced attendance, personal hygiene protocols and enhanced cleaning.
  • Seating – maintain 6 feet of distance between participants workplaces – when seating at the switcher- compulsory to wear mask.
  • Any symptoms of coronavirus – cough and cold, fever etc will be treated as serious. Participants will not be allowed to attend the course with the symptoms unless there is reliable COVID-19 testing available to rule out the possibility. Broadcast academy cannot guarantee any refund of course once started as all participants will need to have their own medical/health insurance before attending the course.
  • All participants will require to complete travel history (up to 1 month) prior to the course dates.
  • All participants will confirm if they have had any antibody test prior to attending the course.
  • All participants will be required to adhere to the social distancing policies and Broadcast Academy and its partners will have the right to refuse entry to the course venue to anyone found violating the policy.

Note: The above social distancing policies may be subject to change as per the government’s guidelines to be announced in the future. 

Broadcast Academy will endeavour to ensure minimal risks due to the current Covid-19 situation. At any given time, keeping in mind the health and security of our participants, we may organise certain sessions online, and the rest, particularly the practical aspect of the training, face-to-face. The participants will be notified prior to any such changes in the method of delivery of the courses.