SVG College Summit 2019
Thursday, June 13, 2019Cinematic Techniques and the Art of Storytelling in Sports [FULL PRESENTATION]Break through the noise, and cut through the clutter. In a landscape oversaturated with linear and digital sports content, learn how paying strategic attention to both a unique visual and storytelling approach will elevate your content above the rest. In this presentation from the 2019 SVG College Summit, former Head of Content/ Executive Producer for Under Armour and Red Bull Media House and former Turner Sports Producer/ Director Megan Wells, and multi Sports Emmy Award Winning Cinematographer/DP Tom Wells will give a high level overview of how to get inside the minds of your audiences, give them a unique visual experience, and connect with them emotionally, so they keep coming back to your content and your platform. From lens choice to camera placement, to carefully considering demographics and audience motivation, the owners of Two Birds Films and Technician Films will share learnings from over 20 years in sports production, working with clients such as Fox Sports, MLB, Super Bowl, NBA, Red Bull, Under Armour and The Olympics. Presenters: Megan Wells, Two Birds Films, Co-Owner, Executive Producer and Director Tom Wells, Technician Films, Owner and Director of PhotographyTuesday, June 11, 2019Cornell and Harvard Have Seen the Benefits of Partnering With ESPN on Live ProductionHaving the ESPN brand behind the conference has given athletic departments in the Ivy League a leg up in recruiting student athletes. As a result, Imry Halevi, Assistant Director of Athletics, Multimedia and Production at Harvard University and John Lukach, Director of Multimedia and Production at Cornell University have seen more buy-in and cooperation from coaches and athletics programs in their productions.Tuesday, June 11, 2019The Ivy League and ESPN Share Their Plans to Improve In Year 2 of Their PartnershipThe Ivy League's multimedia partnership with ESPN is through just one year of a ten-year deal. It's a marathon, not a sprint for all involved. Kevin Copp, Assistant Executive Director, Digital Content and Communications for The Ivy League, Imry Halevi, Assistant Director of Athletics, Multimedia and Production at Harvard University, John Lukach, Director of Multimedia and Production at Cornell University, and Shawn Murphy, Senior Coordinating Producer for ESPN all share how they are looking to improve in Year 2 of the production and distribution partnership.Tuesday, June 11, 2019ESPN's Shawn Murphy and Ivy League's Kevin Copp on What's Next For Their PartnershipWith one season of streaming to ESPN+, under its belt The Ivy League and ESPN are continuing to look for new ways to improve the production-quality of live events for the next academic year. ESPN Senior Coordinating Producer Shawn Murphy and Ivy League Assistant Executive Director, Digital Content and Communications Kevin Copp discuss how ESPN+ brings new fans to Ivy League athletics and what's ahead next year.Tuesday, June 11, 2019Cornell's John Lukach on Readying Athletics Venues For ESPN+ StreamingWhile many football and basketball venues were ready to produce dozens of live-streamed games for ESPN+, many other facilities on campuses across the conference were not. At the 2019 SVG College Summit, John Lukach, Director of Multimedia and Production at Cornell University discussed how schools brought smaller venues up the level needed for live-streaming.Tuesday, June 11, 2019Imry Halevi on How Harvard Worked With ESPN to Prepare For the Move to ESPN+In advance of The Ivy League's move to ESPN+, Imry Halevi, Assistant Director of Athletics, Multimedia and Production at Harvard University, worked closely with ESPN to develop best practices for graphics, transmission, and more. He discussed the partnership at the 2019 SVG College Summit.Tuesday, June 11, 2019ESPN's Shawn Murphy on How the Network Helped Prepare The Ivy League For ESPN+ DistributionThe Ivy League streamed more than 1,100 live events in more than 35 different sports to ESPN+ in the 2018-19 academic year. At the 2019 SVG College Summit, ESPN Senior Coordinating Producer Shawn Murphy talks about how the network worked with the conference to prepare.Tuesday, June 11, 2019Kevin Copp on Why a Deal With ESPN+ Made Sense For the Ivy League?The Ivy League is one year into a new 10-year deal with ESPN that delivers hundreds of live events to ESPN+. At the 2019 SVG College Summit, Ivy League's Assistant Executive Director, Digital Content and Communications Kevin Copp discusses why the deal made sense for the conference and how its benefitted it schools fans thus far.Tuesday, June 11, 2019A Platform To Call Home: The Ivy League’s Migration to ESPN+ [FULL PANEL]With its own subscription-based video platform in place, the Ivy League shifted its media-production and -distribution strategy with a comprehensive agreement to broadcast more than 1,100 live events across more than 35 sports on the new ESPN+ direct-to-consumer platform in 2018-19. A year into that 10-year relationship, hear from league and ESPN representatives on the process leading up to launch, the successes and challenges in year one, and the priorities in the long-term plans of the partnership in this panel discussion from the 2019 SVG College Summit. Panelists: Kevin Copp, The Ivy League, Assistant Executive Director, Digital Content and Communications Imry Halevi, Harvard University, Assistant Director of Athletics, Multimedia and Production John Lukach, Cornell University, Director of Multimedia and Production Shawn Murphy, ESPN, Senior Coordinating Producer Moderator: Kristian Hernandez, SVG, Assistant Editor and Social Media CoordinatorMonday, June 10, 2019SVG College Summit: Ball State's Chris Taylor on the Program's Dedication to EsportsWhen it comes to traversing unproven ground in video production, Ball State University is normally at the forefront of new initiatives. Ball State Sports Link, the university's student-run sports program, is the program that is continuing to push the envelope. At the 2019 SVG College Summit, Director of Digital Brandon Costa caught up with Ball State University's Chris Taylor to discuss his program's impact on campus, the recent trip to Wales to establish a student exchange program with Cardiff Metropolitan University, and his efforts in collegiate esports.Friday, June 7, 2019How Jeff Taylor Motivates His Student Crews at Stetson UniversityStudents play a notable part in live college sports video productions on all campuses across the country. At Stetson University, how does Director of Broadcasting Jeff Taylor keep his students focused in even the toughest of circumstances? At the 2019 SVG College Summit, Taylor shared his thoughts.Friday, June 7, 2019Syracuse's Tom White Breaks Down His Team's Unique Rowing and Tennis ProductionsRowing and tennis are always two of the toughest sports to cover in all of collegiate athletics. At the 2019 SVG College Summit, Syracuse Broadcast Engineer Tom White shared how he and his engineering team got creative when it came to covering the action on the water and the court – including drone, POV and RF cameras.Friday, June 7, 2019BTN's Bill Friedman on Documenting the Evolving 2019 Big Ten Men's Basketball TournamentIts not just live event crews that need to get creative to solve significant production challenges. At the 2019 SVG College Summit, Bill Friedman, Senior Coordinating Producer, BTN Originals at Big Ten Network shares the experience he and his crew faced when trying to tell the story of the 2019 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament.Friday, June 7, 2019How Murray State Battled Wasps and Tall Stairwells to Pull Off Their Live ProductionsVideo production teams at mid-major universities are no strangers to making magic with minimal resources. However, for Murray State, some of their shows have seen them fend off swarms of wasps and scale tall flights of stairs, all for the sake of the broadcast. At the 2019 SVG College Summit, Jonathan Harkey, Director of Multimedia and Production at Murray State University shares some of his "war stories."Friday, June 7, 2019How Pac-12 Networks Adjusted Its On-Site Studio Set Due to High WindsAt this year's Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas, Pac-12 Networks took its studio show on the road. However, when mother nature didn't cooperate, bringing high winds outside of T Mobile Arena, production and operations crews had to scramble and re-think a new plan. During a panel discussion at the SVG College Summit, Pac-12 Networks Senior Director, Remote Operations Sarah Backerman shared the story of how they solved the problem.Thursday, June 6, 2019SVG College Summit: Pac-12 Networks' At-Home Production and Audio with Calrec/DiGiCo [CASE STUDY]The Pac-12 Networks produces 850 “live” sporting events including 485 at-home productions and 1500 events as shoulder programming spread across 1 national network and 6 regional networks or RSNs. Among the many technological challenges of this undertaking, how does audio play into the mix? In this case study from the SVG College Summit, go inside the complex workflow. Presenter: Glenn Stilwell, Pac-12 Networks, Audio Operations Manager Moderator: Chris Fichera, Group One Limited, Partner, Vice PresidentThursday, June 6, 2019SVG College Summit: Texas A&M Goes IP with Imagine Communications [Case Study]Imagine Communications and Texas A&M have collaborated to deliver a distributed campus solution leveraging an existing SDI network with a COTS and FPGA based ST-2110 solution. This Unified Venue system enables for the distribution of uncompressed ST-2110 streams from all venues back into a centralized control room supporting 12th Man Productions events. In this case study from the 2019 SVG College Summit, take a deep dive into the project. Presenters: Jesse Janosky, Texas A&M, Director of Broadcast Technologies, 12th Man Productions Cassidy Phillips, Imagine Communications, Enterprise Solutions ArchitectWednesday, June 5, 2019SVG College Summit: Twitter Sports' David Herman Details the Latest Trends in Social VideoIn 2019, Twitter is one of the go-to destinations to catch up on the latest news, events, and social buzz. As digital sports media continues to mature, the social media giant is becoming home to some of the most high-quality sports video content anywhere. At the SVG College Summit, David Herman, sports partnerships manager, Twitter, chatted with SVG Director of Digital Brandon Costa about what programs in the collegiate space can do to produce the best content for the platform and the up-to-date trends that can be leveraged to remain prevalent and engaged in this fast-paced environment.Wednesday, June 5, 2019In Prepping Their ACC Network Facilities, Pitt and Virginia Tech Faced Some Major ChallengesThe launch of the new ESPN-supported ACC Network is just around the corner and it's been quite a journey for the 15 ACC athletic departments preparing to support a robust live content production future. During a panel discussion at the SVG College Summit, Eric Frey, Senior Director, ACC Network Operations for Virginia Tech and Kelly Hammonds, Assistant AD for Broadcast and Video Production for University of Pittsburgh share some of the major obstacles they faced in their preparations and how they overcame them.Wednesday, June 5, 2019ACC Schools Reflect on the Value of Using a Consultant During Their Video Facility Build-outsWhen making important (and expensive) decisions in their ACC Network facility plans, it was helpful to have an expert on board to help make informed choices. During a panel discussion at the SVG College Summit, Jeremy Noe, Executive Director, ACC Network Operations at University of Louisville, Mike Szlamowicz, Director of Video Services, Live Events and ACC Network at University of Virginia, and Kelly Hammonds, Assistant AD for Broadcast and Video Production for University of Pittsburgh shared their thoughts on working with a consultant during their build-outs.Wednesday, June 5, 2019ACC Schools Share Key Lessons Learned From Their ACC Network PreparationsWhen undertaking a project of the magnitude of building a major broadcast facility to support the ACC Network, ACC institutions discovered many things along the way that they may not have considered before. Mike Szlamowicz, Director of Video Services, Live Events and ACC Network at University of Virginia, Jeremy Noe, Executive Director, ACC Network Operations at University of Louisville, Kelly Hammonds, Assistant AD for Broadcast and Video Production for University of Pittsburgh, and Eric Frey, Senior Director, ACC Network Operations for Virginia Tech all share their most important lessons learned from this experience.Wednesday, June 5, 2019ACC Schools Warn Not to Ignore the Venues When Building On-Campus Broadcast HubsDuring the ACC's preparations for the launch of the ACC Network, much care and attention went into broadcast facilities being built on each campus. But what about the capabilities of the various stadiums, arenas, and fields around the campuses. Kelly Hammonds, Assistant AD for Broadcast and Video Production for University of Pittsburgh and Eric Frey, Senior Director, ACC Network Operations for Virginia Tech break down the challenges they faced upgrading infrastructure at their venues.Wednesday, June 5, 2019Final Countdown: What ACC Network Schools Learned in Their Facility Buildouts [FULL PANEL]In August, the highly anticipated ACC Network will launch, with a long and comprehensive buildout of on-campus media-production facilities completed by many of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 15 institutions. Millions were spent on cameras, switchers, replay devices, graphics engines, comms, fiber, and much more. What have these institutions learned during this challenging process, and what advice would they give to others looking to enhance their own internal video-production operations? Panelists: Eric Frey, Virginia Tech University, Senior Director, ACC Network Operations Kelly Hammonds, University of Pittsburgh, Assistant AD for Broadcast and Video Production Jeremy Noe, University of Louisville, Executive Director, ACC Network Operations Mike Szlamowicz, University of Virginia, Director of Video Services, Live Events and ACC Network Moderator: Scott Hecht, Syracuse Athletics, Senior Producer; SVG College Summit, ChairmanTuesday, June 4, 2019SVG College Summit: Syracuse's Scott Hecht on the New World of College Sports Video ProductionFollowing a successful career at ESPN that, among many things, saw him help oversee the conference-wide facility build-outs for the launch of the SEC Network, Scott Hecht is now senior producer for Syracuse University Athletics, readying that campus for the new ACC Network, which is set to debut later this summer. At the SVG College Summit, Hecht shared his thoughts on the evolution of the college sports video industry and offer his perspective on why this Summit has been such a valuable resource during that time of change. Hecht served as chairman of the 2019 SVG College Summit.Monday, June 3, 2019Twitter's David Herman on Building Video Content For Social Success [FULL CONVERSATION]Twitter is commonly referred to as the Internet’s Sports Bar and, as digital sports media continues to mature, the social media giant is becoming home to some of the most high-quality sports video content anywhere. At the 2019 SVG College Summit, David Herman, Sports Partnerships Manager for Twitter breaks down the latest in video success on the social platform. What are the latest trends in successful social video (both live and postproduced)? Who is doing it best? How can you better plan out your Twitter video strategy throughout your entire athletic department? Presenter: David Herman, Twitter, Sports Partnerships Manager Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of DigitalFriday, May 31, 2019SVG College Summit: Keynote Conversation with Syracuse Director of Athletics John WildhackWith more than three decades as an executive at ESPN, John Wildhack possesses a comprehensive understanding of the history and current state of the sports-video industry. At the SVG College Summit 2019, he shared his lessons as a sports-TV exec, the strategy behind his school’s approach to the launch of the ACC Network, and his take on the future of the industry.