Tip of the Month - Broadcasting

Create a Broadcast Flow

posted Feb 18, 2015, 9:24 AM by Maggie Weeman   [ updated Feb 18, 2015, 9:25 AM ]

Develop a "show rundown" so your crew knows how to operate simultaneously.  The typical flow of a live sports broadcast looks like this:

 The Flow Camera Talent Overlays
 Start of broadcast Wide "pan" of venueWelcome audience and tease matchup Title Card
 During game action Follow the game action Play-by-play and analysis Scorebug
 Between periods Wide shot of venue Recap period and score Scoreboard
 End of broadcast Wide shot of venue Final score Scoreboard

Here are some additional quick tips for a successful broadcast:
  • Arrive early to set up equipment
  • Run a test stream to confirm Internet connectivity
  • Manage Media and use Logos, Videos and additional Graphics during broadcast
  • Practice "the flow" before going on air
  • Don't forget to tweet your pictures @NFHSnetwork

Use Your PA Announcer for Play-by-play Audio

posted May 12, 2014, 11:40 AM by Maggie Weeman   [ updated May 12, 2014, 11:41 AM ]

A lot of schools have asked, "how can we get play-by-play for our broadcasts?"  Having play-by-play commentary does add a level of professionalism to your production, however, it is not required.  Utilize someone who's already calling the game - your PA Announcer! 

Many schools have a designated PA Announcer for your field or gym, so use them to provide the audio during your productions.  This requires splicing into the PA audio connection and then running that feed into the audio ports (red and white cables) into the video capture device.  This technique is very simple and also allows you to cut down on your production staff.

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