Sports Graphics Forum 2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019Sports Graphics Forum: Harvard's Imry Halevi on The Ivy League's Transition to ESPN+Back at the end of last summer, The Ivy League officially transitioned its live sports video content from its own native digital network onto the subscription-based streaming service ESPN+. The move meant an entirely new graphical look to the conference's live production that synchronized with the ESPN brand. Imry Halevi, Assistant Director of Athletics - Multimedia & Production for Harvard University Athletics chatted with our Kristian Hernandez at the 2019 SVG Sports Graphics Forum to discuss the most notable challenges of the transition and to offer up some advice for any other rightsholders moving over to ESPN+.Wednesday, March 20, 2019SVG Sports Graphics Forum: How Brainstorm and Sneaky Big Created the AAF Virtual StudioThe Alliance of American Football and Sneaky Big worked with Brainstorm to create a brand-new virtual studio combined with Unreal Engine for its pregame, halftime, and postgame shows. At the SVG Sports Graphics Forum, attendees learned how this unique studio allowed the AAF to centralize its studio operations while also offering a sleek, new photorealistic look that reflected its cutting-edge brand. Presenter: Ben Grafchik, Sneaky Big, Director of Business DevelopmentWednesday, March 20, 2019SVG Sports Graphics Forum: Inside the Launch for ESPN+, NESN University Graphics PackagesHarvard recently worked closely with ESPN and AJT Systems to develop a graphics package for ESPN’s new streaming platform – ESPN+. In addition, Harvard also developed a “NESN University” scorebug and insert graphics package in order to create a more consistent look for the RSN’s college-sports telecasts. At the SVG Sports Graphics Forum, these projects were analyzed and explained how they exemplify the rapidly changing college-sports graphics scene. Presenter: Imry Halevi, Harvard University, Assistant Director of Athletics, Multimedia and ProductionWednesday, March 20, 2019SVG Sports Graphics Forum: How Fox and drive studio Created the 2018 FIFA World Cup ExperienceAt the SVG Sports Graphics Forum, attendees learned how Fox Sports teamed up with drive studio to create a comprehensive new identity package for the network’s 2018 FIFA World Cup coverage. Presenters: Nick DiNapoli, drive studio, Co-Founder, Creative Director Marco Bacich, drive studio, Co-Founder, Technical Director, Executive Producer Michael Dolan, Fox Sports, SVP of DesignWednesday, March 20, 2019SVG Sports Graphics Forum: How the NHL’s Puck and Player-Tracking Powered Broadcast Virtual GraphicsDuring the NHL All-Star Game in San Jose, CA, fans got to experience a new chip-based puck and player tracking system. In association with SMT, the NHL provided NBC Sports, Rogers and the SAP Arena in-venue production team with on-screen visuals based on the data. At the SVG Sports Graphics Forum, the league described what went behind the development of the technology. Presenter: Mark Haden, NHL, Group VP, Broadcast TechnologyWednesday, March 20, 2019SVG Sports Graphics Forum: Inside Turner Sports's 2019 NBA All-Star Graphics PackageAt the 2019 SVG Sports Graphics Forum on March 6 in New York City, attendees got a behind-the-scenes look at how Turner Sports revamped its graphics package and on-air look for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game festivities. Presenters: Mark Garcia, Turner Studios, Composite Supervisor Jordan Shorthouse, Turner Sports, Creative Director Jesse Vogel, Turner Studios, Supervising CompositorTuesday, March 12, 2019Sports Graphics Forum: ChyronHego CEO Marco Lopez on the Rise of Data VisualizationAs analytics and data become engrained in the sports media industry, advanced graphics are being implemented to tell better stories and to tap into the mainstreaming of sports gambling on the broadcast end. One of the industry's top graphics developers, ChyronHego, is leading the way in this segment of the business. At the SVG Sports Graphics Forum, CEO Marco Lopez stopped to chat with our Brandon Costa to discuss this shift in the industry and to preview what the company has up its sleeve heading into the 2019 NAB Show. ChyronHego was the title sponsor of the 2019 SVG Sports Graphic Forum.Thursday, March 7, 2019Sports Graphics Forum: Mark Friedman Examines Graphics of NBC Sports Washington's 'Predict the Game'At the beginning of 2019, NBC Sports Washington debuted their new "Predict the Game" sports betting experience for the first time during a Washington Wizards vs. Milwaukee Bucks game. On the alternative viewing option within the RSN's streaming platform, the stream integrated a wide array of graphics that displayed odds, prop bets, in-game scenarios, real-time betting data, and a leaderboard to track their progress. At the 2019 SVG Sports Graphics Forum, Mark Friedman, director, creative services and advanced technology, NBC Sports Washington, touched upon the creative process of developing the on-air graphics package, what tools he leveraged to implement them during the broadcast, and how a sports betting layout may look in the future.