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Television Sports Production

Television Sports Production
Author: Jim Owens
ISBN 13: 9780240809168
ISBN 10: 240809165
Edition: 4
Publisher: Focal Press
Publication Date: 2006-11-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 296
List Price: $62.95

Television sports production is difficult, and producing a remote sports event is arguably the most complicated to orchestrate. Many factors can adversely affect your production, including weather, lighting, and natural sound. A successful production is dependent on extensive planning, from budgets, technology and location to the intricacies of the sport itself. With so much at stake, why not learn from the experts?

Learn television sports production from the ISB, producers of the Olympics, who rely on the very same guide to train their own production staff. "Television Sports Production" walks you through the planning, set-up, directing, announcing, and editing involved with producing an event. Detailed descriptions of mobile units/OB vans, cameras, audio equipment and lighting requirements enable you to produce live or taped coverage of sporting events like an expert. You'll learn about the special considerations involved with producing various types of sports—from camera placement in figure skating to where to put the microphone during a tennis match.

Whether producing a local high school football game, the Super Bowl, or something as complex as the Olympics, this book will give you an inside look at how a remote production operates and the role of each participant.

Key Features:
* Written by the same sports production experts who bring us the Olympics
* Details shooting in high definition and associated special considerations
* Teaches different techniques used by producers to capture the essence of individual sports, from alpine skiing to the rough and tumble motorcycle road race
* Includes essential diagrams and samples, even an Olympic broadcast planning document
* Glossary provides a quick and easy reference of essential terms