LIVE Sports Direction
Delivered in French on 22-26 February 2021, the ‘Live Sports Direction’ course took place in Boulogne-Billancourt (Paris).
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: EVS, Boulogne-Billancourt (Paris), France|
|Date: 22-26 February 2021|
|Number of places: 8|
|Duration: 5 days|
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 environments 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 rugby.
- To adopt the best practice for sports storytelling 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
- Aimed at those entering the field of sports directing and replay operations
- Prior work experience in the field of broadcasting
- Possess an understanding of the laws of different kinds of sports
- Have a general technical understanding of the 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
Day 2: Theory & Practise
Day 3: Practise
Day 4: Theory & Practise
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.
Laurent Daum, Sports Director
With nearly 20 years of directing rugby matches for top-flight competitions, such as the Le Championnat de France Elite (French Elite One Championship), Laurent’s experience includes more than 50 rugby games a season, 18 finals and 14 play-off matches. Employing his techniques – including camera placement – he aims to tell the story of the match to TV audiences as if they were sitting in the stands. Along with his extensive background of directing rugby matches, he has been a sports director for Canal+ since 1992. His directing experience includes football, basketball, handball, boxing, volleyball and tennis.
Other eminent broadcast directors would be invited to hold sessions and share their experiences and viewpoint.
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.
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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.