SVG Sports Graphics Forum 2016



10:15 a.m.: Registration and Technology Exhibits Open

10:45  – 11:00 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks
SVG Sports Graphics Committee Chair Jocelyne Meinert, Big Studios, Owner/Director

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.: Extreme Makeover: Real-World Graphics-Package Redesigns
Revamping an entire graphics package is no small task. Creativity, communication, and innovation are all essential to building a new look that not only excites your fans but also helps build your brand. Top graphics producers present their recent graphics makeovers and discuss the challenges that come with creating a brand-new package.
Moderator: Jocelyne Meinert, Big Studios, Owner/Director
Gil Haslam, Troika Design Group, Creative Director, Sports
JP Lomonaco, CBS Sports, Senior Art Director
Camille Maratchi, HBO Sports, Associate Creative Director
Michael “Spike” Szykowny, ESPN Creative Services, Senior Director, Motion Graphics

11:45 – Noon: Case Study: Inside CBS Sports’ Super Bowl 50 Graphics Redesign
In advance of Super Bowl 50, CBS Sports undertook a redesign of its entire graphics package in an effort to create a bigger, bolder look, while also developing one of the most memorable Super Bowl openings fans have ever seen. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the network and its graphics partner Troika Design Group went about this redesign, as well as the technological infrastructure behind it.
Gil Haslam,
Troika Design Group, Creative Director, Sports
Marla Keethler,
CBS Sports, Director, Graphics

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.: Networking Lunch/Exhibits

12:45 – 1:00 p.m.: Case Study: Vizrt
Richard Einstein,
Vizrt Americas, Head of Sports

1:00 – 1:45  p.m.: Best Practices in Live Event Graphics 2016
Graphics have never played a more integral role in the production of live sports telecasts. Networks are increasingly looking to incorporate new technologies, such as player tracking and virtual insertion, into their live production workflow. How can producers identify new technologies that warrant investment, and how does the impending impact of 4K affect operations? Top network and tech-vendor execs discuss the latest issues and opportunities facing the industry today.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Executive Director, Editorial Services
Matt Celli, NBC Sports Group, Director, Production Technology, Innovation, and Data
David Jorba, Vizrt Americas, President
Brian Perkins, MLB Network, Director of IT Production Systems
Mário Sousa, wTVision, Co-founder/Partner/CEO
Jason Toliopoulos, ChyronHego, Creative Services Manager

1:45 – 2:15 p.m.: Networking Break/Exhibits

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.:  Case Study: Behind-the-Scenes of DIRECTV’s Red Zone and Fantasy Zone Graphics Workflow
DIRECTV RedZone Channel and Fantasy Zone Channel feature some of the most dynamic graphics packages currently on air. In this session, take a look behind-the-scenes at DIRECTV’S graphics workflow and learn how the network developed a data driven insert graphics package, custom ticker, interactive system, studio monitor fills and various control applications. You’ll also hear about continuing improvements to DIRECTV’s graphics pipeline and get a preview of future innovations.
Andrew Heimbold, Reality Check Systems, President
Jeff Porper, DirecTV Original Content, Coordinating Producer

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.: Evaluating Graphics 2D and 3D Production Pipelines: Creativity and Efficiency
Creating efficient pipelines for small and large-scale graphics production is key to any successful sports-video operation. This session will focus on how effective software, workflow, and production-management tools can streamline your operation while serving your day-to-day, sales/marketing, and long-term out-of-house needs.
Moderator: Julianna Barbieri, Manuka Sports Event Management, Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Brian Bell, ESPN Creative Services, Coordinating Designer, Motion Graphics
Premier Maldonado, Creative Director, Creative Services, MLB Network & NHL Network
Maria Rapetskaya, Undefined Creative, Creative Director

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.: Virtual Graphics, Player Tracking, and the Power of Big Data
Player tracking graphics and virtual on-field elements have become commonplace in major sports telecasts and are seeing increased use on smaller college and regional shows. Meanwhile, the rapidly evolving market for virtual 360-degree replay and augmented reality systems continues to grow for both live sports telecasts and studio shows alike. Get an inside look at how these technologies are changing the way fans view the game.
Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor
Rami Genauer, FMProduction, Director and Founder of FightMetric
Jose Luis Kruyff, Deltatre, Head of Sales – Americas
Jan Umansky , Avid, Senior Market Specialist for Graphics
Dirk Van Dall, MLBAM, VP, Multimedia Strategy

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.: Networking Break/Exhibits

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.:Case Study: Designing AR & VR for MLB Network
A brief technology overview for those interested in implementing virtual or augmented graphics that delves into the design and development processes for MLB Network Studio 21’s virtual and augmented graphics.
Anton Maximovsky, Motion Path, President and CEO
Jocelyne Meinert,
Big Studios, Owner/Director

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Studio Sets and Augmented Reality: Blending the Line Between Real and Virtual
Virtual-studio technologies can help stretch budgets and also give a single studio plenty of versatile and first-rate design options. Learn how to get the most out of virtual-studio operations while ensuring a first-class look and feel for viewers.
Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Senior Editor
J. David Hoffman, Brainstorm, Sales Engineering Manager
Ryan Lester, RT Software, International Sales Manager
Anton Maximovsky, Motion Path, President and CEO
Mack McLaughlin, FX Design Group, CEO & Creative Director

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.: Networking Reception/Exhibits