2022 Sports Emmys: Fox Sports’ Pete Macheska Recounts the Cinematic Magic of MLB at Field of Dreams

The network's production team was awarded Outstanding Live Special for their efforts

MLB at Field of Dreams was applauded as one of the most breathtaking and emotion-provoking broadcasts of the past year by winning the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Live Special. Tapping the iconic landscape seen in Field of Dreams and the vision of Director Matt Gangl, the inaugural presentation of this regular-season showdown mixed engaging storytelling and technological innovation like drones, 1080p HDR workflows with 4K up-conversion, aerial camera systems, and more.

SVG caught up with Producer Pete Macheska to describe how this win feels different than in years past, how the production and technical teams responded to a multitude of challenges, and how everything came together to create an unforgettable night.

Other notable names that worked on this production include:

Executive Producers
Eric Shanks, Mark Silverman, Brad Zager

Senior Coordinating Producers
Judy H. Boyd, Kent Camera

Coordinating Producer
Bardia Shah-Rais

Senior Producer
P.T.Navarro

Producers
Jon Kaplan, Stephen Monte, Scott Riddell, Aaron Stojkov

Feature Producers
Erin Hoskins, Etienne Materre, Amada Materre, Dave Strumpf, Rick Thomas

Coordinating Directors
Geordie Wimmer Senior Director David Faller

Senior Associate Producers
Bryan Collucci, Matt Larussa, Cameron Mertens

Associate Producers
Wayne Fidelman, Jake Fuller, Noah Hammond, Brandon Henson, Steve Horn, Eron Iki, Craig Jacobson, Mike Jenkin, Dave Korus, Scott Laubacher, Frankie Luongo, Mark Mason, Anthony Masterson, Ty Mikan, Tyler Mustin, Bill Pinkel, Daisy Reynoso, Ryan Sheehy, Arianna Takis, Wendy Villarreal, Sam Vovsi, Mary-Hollis Williams, Jeff Willson

Operations Producers
Matt Byers, Brad Cheney, Rod Conti, Francisco Contreras, Michael Davies, Jeffrey Hershey, Scott Lembke, Thomas Lynch, Emily McLanahan, Jennifer Nielsen, JuanCarlos Ortiz, Marc Proval, Troy Steinly, Kevin Walter

Senior Associate Director
Larry Lancaster

Associate Directors
Bryan Biederman, Mark Maxham, Andrea Pearce, Ashley Sandoval

Editors
Brian Alexander, Adam Greenberg, Blake Jackson, Ryan Little, Matt Tan

World Feed Producers
Bernadette McDonald, Brian O’Gara

Stage Manager
Dom Tringali

For more of SVG’s coverage of the 2022 Sports Emmys and video interviews with experts from across the sports video production industry, visit SVG On Demand.

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