LIVE SPORTS DIRECTION
Delivered on 14-18 February 2022, the ‘Live Sports Direction’ course took place in Boulogne-Billancourt (Paris), France.
The ‘Live Sports Direction’ course incorporated the essence of HBS’ experience of working on world-class sporting events and used state-of-the-art EVS broadcast technology that replicated an outside broadcast environment to replace expensive production infrastructures.
Venue: EVS, Boulogne-Billancourt (Paris), France
Date: 14-18 February 2022
Number of Places: 10
Duration: 5 Days
Course Fee: 2,500 Euros
* Only shortlisted applicants were invited to participate in this course.
*In case of non-participation, we followed a non-refund policy, for avoidance of doubt in case of non-participation no refund was done by Broadcast Academy to the user. If Broadcast Academy cancelled the course, participants were entitled to a full refund.
The ‘Live Sports Direction’ course incorporated the essence of HBS’s experience of working on world-class sporting events and used state-of-the-art EVS broadcast technology that replicated outside broadcast environments to replace expensive production infrastructures.
This objective of this training was 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 aimed to encourage and develop the expertise and creativity of participants. The course focused on football, tennis, rugby and handball.
- 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
- Possess understanding of the rules of different kinds of sports
- Have a general technical understanding on use of various broadcast equipment in live sports production
- The course will be conducted in English
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
Day 5: 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.
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.
Broadcast Academy endeavoured 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 were notified prior to any such changes.