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 an outside broadcast environment to replace expensive production infrastructures.
Venue: Wokingham, UK
Date: 23-27 October 2023
Number of Places: 10
Duration: 4 Days
Course Fee: 2400 USD (excluding VAT)
How to Apply: Please fill out the registration form listed at the bottom of the page.
*In case of non-participation, we follow a non-refund policy, for avoidance of doubt in case of non-participation no refund will be done by Broadcast Academy to the user. If Broadcast Academy cancels the course, participants are entitled to a full refund.
* Only shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in this course.
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 soccer.
- To adopt the best practice for sports story telling across slow motion and replays in soccer, basketball, baseball, and other relevant sports
- 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
Sample Course Plan
Note: The below course agenda is for reference purposes only.
|Day 1: Theory & Practise
Match TV Director Role and Responsibility
Other Match Deliverables
Practise Session: Introduction to the Live TV Simulator and preliminary practise session.
Day 2: Theory & Practise
Practise Session & Case Study
Day 3: Practise & Case Study
Day 4: Practise & Case Study
SEBASTIAN VON FREYBERG, MULTI-CAMERA LIVE SPORTS DIRECTOR
Sebastian von Freyberg is an experienced multi-camera live sports director who has worked across different international sports events. 2021 was a busy year for him, as he directed matches for the UEFA Euro 2020, the CONCACAF Gold Cup (including the Final), and the FIFA Arab CupTM (including the Final as well). He was also Multifeeds Host Director of the FIFA World Cup tournaments in 2014, FIFA Confederations Cup in 2013, 2017 and Quality Control Producer for 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. Furthermore, he has been appointed by FIFA to be one of the six match directors for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 TM.
The Professional Equipment
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.
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.
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 reorganise our sessions to meet CDC guidelines. The participants will be notified prior to any such changes.