5-8 July 2021, EVS, Boulogne-Billancourt (Paris), France

Sports Replays: Editorial & Operational Training

Delivered in French on 5-8 July 2021, the ‘Sports Replays’ course will take place in Boulogne-Billancourt (Paris).

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For the very first time this Replay Operations Module will cover technical training by EVS and editorial training by Broadcast Academy. Certificate will be awarded by EVS and Broadcast Academy on successful completion of the course.

Course Details

Venue: EVS, Boulogne-Billancourt
(Paris), France
Date: 5-8 July 2021
Number of places: 8
Duration: 4 days
Course Fees: 1,600 Euros

How to Apply: Please fill out the registration form listed at the bottom of the page.

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

Course Information

The course would incorporate the essence of HBS’s experience of working on world-class sporting events and EVS’s experience in delivering cutting edge live video technologies for broadcast and new media productions. This joint training session delivered by EVS and Broadcast Academy will bring years of experience from the international sports landscape. It will provide expert’s insights, best practices, and will be a unique training opportunity to learn all about the world of sports replays.

This certified training is the first of its kind to focus on the editorial side of the Live Slow Motion (LSM) and designed to benefit those who intend to develop their career as Replay Operators in production of live sports events.  

The training will be delivered in two parts:

  1. First part of the training focuses on EVS’ LSM part of the core operating system of the XT class of servers offered by EVS – and its advanced features for clips, playlist management and advanced live editing possibilities. 
  2. Second part of the training offers practical examples of production of different local level sports and major international sports events. There will be in-depth description of storytelling principles and best practices to improve the Replay Operator’s skills. 

The theoretical and practical aspects of the course aim to encourage and develop existing expertise and creativity of participants. The course will focus on football as a main sport but will also include the editorial philosophy of covering individual sports like tennis and boxing, and collective sports like football, rugby, and handball. 

Course Objectives

Part 1 – EVS Advanced LSM Operations

  • Refresher and update of the basic operations of the system and the Setup Menu parameters involved in the Basic training
  • Description of the Multicam software and configuration screens to enable an operational check of the system and a basic monitoring
  • Description of the network connectivity (SDTI and GigE networks)
  • Advanced clip management functionalities (e.g. ranking clips, special playback speeds, goto timecode, sort TC, etc.) 
  • Advanced playlist management functionalities (e.g. split audio, audio swap, replace function, etc.) 
  • Description of the Timeline editing functionalities for advanced live edits
  • Keyword Management: keywords files, keywords operation (with the Remote Panel or with the VGA screen)

Part 2 – Advanced Editorial/Storytelling Principles

  • Refresher of the basic principles of editorial treatment and acquire best practices for storytelling using action replays 
  • Understand the role of replays in sports TV production from a Director’s perspective and Replay Operator’s perspective 
  • Storytelling principles and styles, adaptability to different situations while editorial coverage
  • Understand the use of different camera positions in a live sports production
  • Understand the use of different camera types (wide and close-up/tight cameras)
  • Develop an in-depth view about narrative in sports coverage using replays and slow-motion replays
  • Understand how to create extra content for additional platforms, for example, digital 
  • Advanced Replay Operator tasks and expectations: pre-game and post-game, game analysis, highlights edits, ISO packages, VAR, etc.
  • Realise the Director’s constraints & expectations
  • Understand the internal mechanisms of a team and relationship between the Replay operator and the Director

Eligibility

  • Replay Operators/Editors working with multi-camera live sports events with prior work experience in replay operations
  • Possibly attended EVS LSM Basic Operational training with some significant experience in the basic operation of the EVS LSM solution
  • Possess understanding of the laws of different kinds of sports (football, tennis, rugby, handball, etc.) 
  • Have a general technical understanding on use of various broadcast equipment in live directing 
  • Understand the landscape in which Replay Operators are selected 

Our Experts

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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.

For more information about our experts, please click here.

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SAMUEL BRICENO, Replay Coordinator

Replay Coordinator with experience of having worked at international sports events like, 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, UEFA EURO 2016 France and 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. He has been part of the French domestic football coverage, Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 since 2000. Apart from football, Samuel has worked in several editions of Olympic Games (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2021, 2016) and has been a regular at the Roland-Garros, since 2000.

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MARC MAIFFRET, Replay Operator EVS /LSM VIA France

Operator on different production tools such as EVS LSM, Epsio, Dyno, Superloupe, IPDirector for different TV channels and broadcasters (Canal+, beIN sports, Eurosport, TF1, France tv, M6/W9, TMC) and for different types of audio visual productions (sports and TV shows).
He has worked in international sports events: FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2019™, World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, FIFA World Cup Russia 2018™, FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, etc. Since 2020, he has been part of the ‘LSM-VIA Ambassador program’ to support the launch of the new slow-motion solution to the community of operators in France and around the world.

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Training Setup

LSM is part of the core operating system of the XT3 class of servers offered by EVS. The operational base is integrated into the server itself, and it recreates live editing experience for sports and live event broadcasting within a controlled environment. It provides replay mode functions in slow motion, super motion and a range of on-the-fly editing action and includes LSM Connect for clips and playlist management, specific Paint mode, Target mode and Split screen. Training courses are conducted with the use of the Live TV simulator for the practical hands-on exercise. This unique training solution is based on EVS equipment and relies on two EVS XT3 live video servers and an IP director – enabling up to 12 ISO camera feeds in High Definition 1080i format for ingest/playout, a Dyvi live video switcher for the camera cutting and all necessary slow motion operational tools to create the replay sequences.

Financial Support

These courses are subject to AFDAS funding. For information on AFDAS, please contact: contact@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.

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