SVG College Sports Summit: Pros Offer Tips on Producing and Directing Live Events

Preparing for and executing a live event broadcast is a unique undertaking and one that takes a tremendous amount of planning and foresight. At the 2016 SVG College Sports Summit, top producers and directors from across the industry offered their thoughts on preparing your crews, establishing storylines, and how to make the most out of camera sources.

A panel featuring Steve Ackels, ESPN/SEC Network, coordinating producer; Mark Fragale, Rochester Institute of Technology, assistant director, RIT Production Services; Renardo Lowe, Turner Sports, director; and John Servizzi, WebStream Productions, founder/CEO, took the stage.

Here are some highlights. If you’d like to watch the panel in its entirety, scroll to the bottom.

Lowe explains the value of preparation for young producers and directors:

Servizzi dives into common mistakes made when building relationships with coaches:

Lowe and Servizzi give their takes on how best to handle in-game interviews:

Lowe offers advice for getting the most out of a limited number of cameras:

Fragale advises on maximizing one’s camera complement:

Ackels offers tips on camera placement:

Servizzi explains why knowing where your audience is watching is so crucial:

Watch the Full Panel:

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