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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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
If you're a fan of college football, you've more than likely watched or at least heard of Auburn University. Think Cam Newton. Imagine what it's like to capture video of all of the crazy game plays and touchdown passes. And how exactly does all of the amazing footage end up on your TV screen? Weston Carter, Director of Video Services, Auburn Athletics Department, answered a few questions about the whole process.
As a Producer for more than 30 years, I've interviewed many people, from celebrities (Charlize Theron and the Cast of the Forbidden Planet) to astronauts (Sally Ride); from Little League Baseball Coaches (world-champion Chula Vista coaches) to college Presidents (Dr. Stephen Weber, SDSU); from athletes (John Tomac and Julie Foudy) to movie directors (Sam Raimi); from scientists (J. Craig Venter) to Presidential hopefuls (Hillary Clinton).