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.
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, basketball, and baseball.
- 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
Day 2: Theory & Practise
Day 3: Practise
Day 4: Theory & Practise
Day 5: Theory & Practise
John Watts, Executive Sports Producer & Director
- One of the world’s most experienced multi-camera live sports directors.
- Won a BAFTA award and received 10 nominations, plus 4 Royal Television Society awards and a RTS Fellowship.
- His extensive football credits include six English FA Cup finals, five English League Cup Finals, over 20 years of UEFA Champions League coverage – including the Finals in 2002, 2003 and 4K coverage of the Final in 2016.
- He has directed the host broadcast coverage at the FIFA World Cup™ in 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 and the European Championship in 1996, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016.
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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.