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Television Sports Production, 5th Edition by Jim Owens

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Chapter 11Preproduction and Setup

The production must show the world both sides of the sport, human and emotional. Our cameras need to be placed in the best locations to follow the athletes as well as capture the excitement of the moment. To accomplish this task, production meetings bring together the director, broadcast manager, venue technical manager, logistics manager, engineer-in-charge and the production manager—that is, all the people who will have responsibility for the coverage of the Games will get together to discuss, study and create the best television coverage.

Pedro Rozas, Olympic Television Producer

Preparing for a television sports broadcast is a huge undertaking; it requires hard work and an attention to detail. Once the various ...

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