SVG Sports Graphics Forum: Learn How AR Transforms Live Sports Coverage

Fifth-annual Forum will take place March 6 at the Microsoft Technology Center in NYC

There is only one month to go until SVG’s fifth-annual Sports Graphics Forum heads to New York City for a full day of sessions addressing the latest technological advances and creative achievements in broadcast graphics. Hosted by the Microsoft Technology Center on March 6, the Forum will feature a trio of panels focused on how augmented reality and player tracking are transforming live sports coverage. Free registration ends Feb. 27, so make sure to reserve your spot today.

Technology Spotlight: Augmented Reality in Live Sports Production
AR takes the spotlight this year. How are graphics designers and producers elevating these on-screen elements in the studio and the field beyond just eye-candy? The Data Visualization and AR Workshop will feature a trio of sessions addressing:

  • Augmented Reality in the Field: Changing the Game for Game Coverage
  • Augmented Reality in the Studio: Expanding Beyond the Physical World
  • Managing the Data-Feed Tsunami: Player-Tracking, Betting, Biometrics, and Beyond

Learn what’s new from these AR–sports-graphics leaders:

  • Zach Bell, Turner Studios, Senior CG Artist
  • Kevin Bovet, Vizrt, Head of Sports
  • Matt Celli, NBC Sports/Olympics, Head of Production Technology, Innovation, and Data
  • Craig Chupinsky, Fox Sports, Senior Designer
  • Charlie Collin, ESPN, Senior Manager, Motion Graphics
  • Mark Friedman, NBC Sports Washington, Director, Creative Services and Advanced Tech
  • Ben Hayes, SMT, Director, Client Services
  • Alexis Salinas, Univision Deportes, Senior Director, Technical Creative Services
  • John Siciliano, ESPN, Senior Designer, Broadcast
  • Danny Tello, Fox Sports, Design Director
  • Per von Rosen, Sportradar, Product Director, Broadcast
  • Ryan Zander, MLB, VP, Broadcast Products and Services

Keynote Presentations Include Super Bowl LIII, 2018 FIFA World Cup 
In addition, the program will feature a pair of keynote presentations that will take attendees inside CBS Sports’ Super Bowl LIII effort and behind the scenes on Fox Sports and drive studio’s creation of a one-of-a-kind viewer experience for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Also highlighting the day’s program will be several case studies highlighting Turner Sports’ 2019 NBA-Star graphics package, Harvard’s ESPN+ and NESN University graphics packages, and more.

And a series of panels will feature industry leaders discussing the latest trends in the industry:

  • State of the Arts: The Top Creative Design Trends of 2019
  • State of the Tech: The Top Technology Trends of 2019
  • The 3D Modeling Revolution: How the Character-Animation Process Is Changing
  • Creativity and Collaboration: How Great Packages Are Developed

Learn from these leading creative and technical experts:

  • Paul Babb, Maxon, Head of Worldwide Marketing
  • Marco Bacich, drive studio, Founder and Technical Director
  • Nick DiNapoli, drive studio, Founder and Creative Director
  • Michael Dolan, Fox Sports, SVP, Design
  • Mark Garcia, Turner Broadcasting, Composite Supervisor
  • Imry Halevi, Harvard University, Assistant Director of Athletics, Multimedia and Production
  • Gil Haslam, Troika Design Group, Creative Director, Sports
  • Jason Joly, MSG Networks, Director, Broadcast Graphics
  • Craig Laliberte, Epic Games, Business Development Manager, Unreal Engine Team
  • JP LoMonaco, CBS Sports, VP, On-Air Graphics and Design
  • Jocelyne Meinert, Big Studios, Owner/Director
  • Timothy O’Shaughnessy, ESPN, Creative Director
  • Brian Perkins, MLB Network, Director, IT Production Systems
  • Maria Rapetskaya, Undefined Creative, Founder and Creative Director
  • Jordan Shorthouse, Turner Sports, Creative Director
  • Michael “Spike” Szykowny, ESPN Creative Services, Senior Director, Motion Graphics and Production Planning
  • Jesse Vogel, Turner Studios, Supervising Compositor

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