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Television Sports Production, 5th Edition by Jim Owens

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Chapter 10Graphics

As a director, I always assume that the audience is watching from a noisy bar, or contending with the children, and ultimately unable to hear the commentators. Hence I always place a huge emphasis on the value of graphics and consequently the amount of time devoted to inserting the graphical information on the screen so that the audience has sufficient time to digest the information.

Brian Douglas, Director

Graphics were initially introduced to enhance the dialogue of the commentators with text; they evolved into images, GPS or data-driven course analysis, animations, and more. In many situations, as they have evolved, the industry has changed to a point where they have almost replaced the audio track as the primary means ...

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