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Television Sports Production, 5th Edition

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Unlike a studio production, many factors can adversely affect your television sports shoot including weather, lighting, and natural sound. A successful shoot is dependent on extensive planning, careful budgetting, technology, location, and a thorough understanding of the intricacies of the sport itself. With so much at stake, why not learn from an expert?

In Television Sports Production, Fifth Edition Jim Owens walks you through the planning, set-up, directing, announcing, shooting, and editing involved with covering a sports event. This manual gives you the tools to effectively cover sports ranging such as football, soccer, and basketball. Tips and advice on using mobile units, cameras, audio equipment, and lighting rigs will enable you to produce live or recorded coverage like an expert and capture professional-quality footage on the first take. After all, there are no instant replays!

 

This new edition has been updated to include:

  • Techniques used by producers to capture the essence of individual
  • Tips on shooting in 3D, 5D, 4k and 8K
  • Coverage using surround sound and the second screen
  • Extras such as camera and microphone diagrams and an easy-reference glossary

 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. CONTENTS
  5. Foreword
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Preface
  8. PART 1 INTRODUCTION TO REMOTE PRODUCTION
    1. Chapter 1 What is Remote Production?
      1. Live-to-Tape
      2. Remote versus Studio Production
    2. Chapter 2 Television Sports Personnel
      1. Personnel Descriptions
      2. Freelance Personnel
    3. Chapter 3 What is Television?
      1. Defining Television
      2. Multiplatform Television
      3. Platform Integration
      4. How is Television Changing?
      5. Television Formats
      6. Future Television: What Will Come Next?
    4. Chapter 4 The Second Screen and Social Media
      1. What Makes a Good Second Screen?
      2. Social Media
      3. Balancing the Budget
    5. Chapter 5 The Mobile Production Unit
      1. The Remote Truck Mobile Unit
      2. Inside a Remote Truck
      3. Outside the Remote Truck
      4. The Compound
      5. Virtual Remote Production
      6. The Flypack
      7. All-in-One Mobile Production Unit
      8. Computer-Based Mobile Production Unit
      9. Communication Devices
  9. PART 2 PLANNING
    1. Chapter 6 Planning the Production
      1. Coordination Meetings
      2. Remote Surveys
      3. The Contacts
      4. Venue Access
      5. Location Costs
      6. Electrical Power
      7. Other Areas for Survey Consideration
      8. Program Transmission
      9. Other Areas that Significantly Impact the Survey
      10. Location Sketch
      11. Backup Plans
    2. Chapter 7 Cameras
      1. Camera Placement
      2. Types of Cameras
      3. Camera Setup Checklist
      4. Camera Shots
      5. Camera Movement
      6. Camera/Lens Moves
      7. Shooting Sports
      8. Composition
      9. Caring for the Camera
    3. Chapter 8 Lighting
      1. Indoor Venue
      2. Outdoor Venue
      3. Other Lighting Concerns
    4. Chapter 9 Audio Production
      1. Stereo Audio for Television
      2. Basic 5.1 Surround Sound
      3. Audio Levels
      4. Microphone Pickup Patterns
      5. Microphone Sound-Generating Elements
      6. Types of Microphones
      7. Phantom Power
      8. Microphone Accessories
      9. Microphone Placement
      10. Gamestime Audio
      11. Communications (Intercom) Systems
      12. Prerecorded Audio
    5. Chapter 10 Graphics
      1. Television Graphics Goals
      2. Tips on Making Great TV Graphics
      3. Viewer Enhancement Tools
      4. Technology Summary
    6. Chapter 11 Preproduction and Setup
      1. Production Meetings
      2. The Show Format
      3. Equipment Setup
      4. Cabling
      5. Camera Meetings
      6. Facilities Check
      7. Schedule
      8. Rehearsals
  10. PART 3 CREATING THE PRODUCTION
    1. Chapter 12 The Production
      1. Producing the Remote
      2. Directing the Remote
      3. Types of Sports Action
      4. Action Flow
      5. Stop-and-Go Sports
      6. Directing Stop-and-Go Action
      7. Directing Emphasis on Scoring
      8. Pumping
      9. Continuous Action Sports
      10. Camera Action Tends to Be Rapid
      11. Increase in Shot Size
      12. Camera Changes During Action
      13. Team and Individual Sports
      14. Building Emotional Involvement
      15. Dealing with the Dominant Player
      16. Limited Space for Coverage
      17. Horizontal versus Vertical versus Circular Action
      18. Coverage Design
      19. Needs of the Audience
      20. Directing Style
      21. Facilities and Coverage
      22. Directing Cameras
      23. Directing Replays
      24. Directing Graphics
      25. Shading
      26. The Crew
    2. Chapter 13 Directing: Telling the Story
      1. Understanding Story
      2. “We Are Going to Add Show Business to Television Sports”
      3. The Sports Director’s Role as a Storyteller
      4. Equipment Enhancement
      5. Directing is Like Conducting a Symphony
    3. Chapter 14 Sports Announcing
      1. Play-by-Play Sportscast Training
      2. Research
      3. Television Announcer Sports Clichés
      4. Announcers and the Broadcast Booth
      5. Interviews
      6. Spotters
    4. Chapter 15 Postproduction
      1. Editing Guidelines
    5. Chapter 16 Production Safety
      1. Trips and Slips
      2. Weight
      3. Hearing
      4. Electrical Power
      5. Cables
      6. Weather
      7. Heights
      8. Hazardous Areas
    6. Chapter 17 Budgeting for the Remote
      1. Budgeting Case Study
  11. PART 4 HISTORY OF SPORTS TELEVISION
    1. Chapter 18 Milestones in Sports Broadcasting
    2. Appendix I Truck Diagrams
      1. IMS Productions
      2. CSP Mobile Productions
      3. Asbury University Productions
    3. Appendix II Camera Placement Diagrams
      1. Baseball: Small Production
      2. Baseball: Large Production
      3. Basketball: Small Production
      4. Basketball: Large Production
      5. Boxing
      6. Football (American)
      7. Shooting
      8. Soccer/Football: Small Production
      9. Soccer/Football: Large Production
      10. Swimming
      11. Tennis: Small Production
      12. Tennis: Large Production
      13. Volleyball: Small Production
      14. Volleyball: Large Production
    4. Appendix III Microphone Diagrams
      1. Baseball: Audio Diagram
      2. Basketball: Audio Diagram
      3. Soccer/Football: Audio Diagram
      4. Tennis: Audio Diagram
    5. Appendix IV Event Storyboards
      1. Opening Ceremony XIX Olympic Winter Games
    6. Appendix V Sports Announcing Article
  12. Glossary
  13. Recommended Reading
  14. Index