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College Sports Production in the COVID era
If you’re that special kind of weird that’s happy to spend 16 hours in a production truck elbow-to-elbow with a team of misfits, you might like that very special world of college sports production.
Published on Monday, September 21, 2020 10:00 AM
College Sports Production: Big Remote Truck or Streaming?
The demand for live televised college sports has never been higher. From all of the biggest and best college football programs to sports that you may never have seen before, the heat is on to produce the type of high production quality that viewers expect. With colleges and conferences building their own networks, it's no wonder that crews are busier than ever. Where do we start?
Published on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 9:00 AM
How to Navigate the Many Landmines of College Sports Production
College sports production is a unique beast. Since schools’ athletic programs (especially football) are often one of their biggest revenue sources, the stakes are high. Meanwhile, during every on-field play or off-field interview, athletes and coaches have scholarships and future career prospects to consider. Anyone on the sidelines behind a camera or a microphone needs to know how to navigate those political dynamics, have superb technical production skills, and maintain up-to-date knowledge of the sport they’re covering. Any misstep could mean an unfilmed play, a botched interview, or a damaged relationship. For the scoop on navigating the many landmines of college sports production I talked to Gwen Brown, who spent over a decade in sports production. Often, she was the only woman on the line, on the sidelines, in the locker room, or in the sports section at the newsroom. Here are the lessons about navigating college sports production she learned the hard way so you don’t have to.
Published on Thursday, June 1, 2017 11:00 AM
How Video Impacts College Recruitment Campaigns & Drives Meaningful Results
Think about it-films, TV shows, and Broadway plays and musicals are all honored for their ability to entertain audiences, affect change in the world, and inspire new ideas. But what about college recruitment campaigns? Sure, you don’t buy a ticket to see them but that doesn’t detract from their ability to entertain students, effect applicants’ enrollment decisions, and inspire collegiate goals. In an increasingly competitive higher education market, colleges must get creative with their video campaigns to stand out from the crowd and connect with potential applicants in meaningful ways. At Kira, we highlighted the top videos from the last year by establishing the first annual Kira Award for Best of Higher Ed Recruitment Video earlier this year.
Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:29 AM
SURVIVING LOCKDOWN: TURNING A GUEST SPACE INTO A FIRST-CLASS WEATHER STUDIO
Given the current social distancing climate, many broadcasters have had to find alternative approaches to news production that will ensure the health and safety of its staff. Not least among these is NBC 10 in Philadelphia, where staffers, anchors and meteorologists have taken over their living rooms, basements and guest rooms for daily newscasts. An NBC affiliate station, NBC 10 got an early jump on the work-from-home production approach. The station’s meteorologist, Bill Henley (a self-professed gear junkie), took the challenge in stride. Diving into the station’s equipment locker and reaching out to friends at various manufacturers, Henley was able to quickly set himself up with a home studio that rivalled those of colleagues at the major networks.
Published on Monday, September 14, 2020 10:00 AM
A Guide to Creating An Entry-Level Video Production Resume
Whether you are fresh out of college or leaving your internship, chances are that you will want to look for full-time employment soon. The video production industry is a lucrative field with numerous career paths and specializations to choose from.
Published on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 10:00 AM
5 Insider Tips for Hiring a Qualified Film Crew
Every year, thousands of hopefuls flock to Los Angeles, Vancouver, and New York with a dream to make it big in the film and television industry. We live in a time where every college student with a phone has become a filmmaker. With so many people to choose from, how hard can it be to hire a professional crew for your production?
Published on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 11:00 AM
Spooky Creatures Come To Life With Special FX Make Up Artist Antonina Henderson
Special Makeup Artist Antonina Henderson is making a name for herself in the industry by creating elaborate creatures and transforming talent for film, TV and live events. The one-time U.S. Army firefighter turned artist found her calling in college and has since turned her passion into a blossoming career.
Published on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 10:00 AM
"The Drive" Gets Viewers Under the Helmet and Into the Game
The Drive "pulls back the curtain" and provides viewers with a rare look into what a nationally-ranked college football team goes through on their quest for a Pac-12 Championship. Fans get to go "under the helmet" to learn the players personalities and personal stories. Catch up with Senior Coordinating Producer, Michael Tolajian, as he shows viewers much more than they could ever see by just watching the game broadcasts.
Published on Monday, September 29, 2014 11:44 AM
The Gig Economy: Breaking Free From Your 9-to-5 Job
Long gone are the days of graduating college, finding a suitable desk job, and retiring after 30 years of working at the same company. The Recession of 2008 forced many professionals out of the corporate mold, demanding them to rethink what the road to success could be. The rise of online networking and smartphones paved the way for a new marketplace for employment: the gig economy.
Published on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 6:52 PM
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