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Broadcast Academy - Live Sports Direction Training at NFTS, UK

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  • Venue: NFTS, Beaconsfield, UK
  • Date: 16-20 March 2020
  • Number of places: 10
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Course Fee: 1795£ (Freelance rate) // 1995£ (Corporate rate)

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Course Information

The expert level Live Sports Direction module incorporates the essence of HBS’s experience of working on world-class sporting events, and is the first of its kind to use the state-of-the-art EVS Live TV Simulator. The training integrates theoretical and practical learning experience and is designed to benefit the Directors in production of a Sports event.

The learning objectives are to understand the use of different cameras in a live sports production, to use the broadcast equipment effectively to adapt to different types of events, to adopt best practice for story telling across slow motion and replays and to understand the various roles in a production team and to work effectively as a team.

Sample Course Plan

Day 1:  Theory

  • Fundamentals of multi camera live sport production-Operations, Personnel & Equipment
  • Team leader & communicator. Prior to the OB – site visit, camera positions, etc.
  • Cameras cutting & story telling
  • Managing the priorities and guidelines
  • Match Coverage philosophy
  • Other Match Deliverables

 Day 2: Theory & Practise

  • Introduction to the Live TV Simulator
  • Practise sessions on the Live TV Simulator using production switcher and EVS replay system. Direct a football match using up to 12 camera feeds
  • Case Study: Review a football match, create a camera plan and explain their philosophy of directing/storytelling of some major incidents.

Day 3: Practise

Practise session on the Live TV Simulator session and EVS replay system ─ Direct a football match

Day 4: Practise

Practise session on the Live TV Simulator session and EVS replay system ─ Other sports like Basketball/Handball/Tennis

Day 5:

  • Assignment submission by each Participant
  • Trainer feedback to all participants
  • Practical exercises on the Live TV Simulator
  • Evaluation of the session, certificates distribution & closing ceremony

*Note: The above course agenda is for reference purposes only.


  • Directors and producers working with multi-camera live sports events.
  • Knowledge of different kinds of sports.

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