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Sports Production Classification

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Every live sports production has its ups and downs. The Carson-Newman versus Brevard men’s basketball first half was no exception to this. There were five categories that the production of the broadcast was broken down into; camera angles, camera work, switching, shot selection, and replay. All of these categories play specific roles into making sure a broadcast goes on successfully. Only three categories are discussed, as switching and shot selection both fall under the director and there were no replays used within the first half of this particular production.
The first category that one should look at while critiquing the live sports production is the camera angles or camera setup. By looking at the camera setup, one is able to better understand
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Overall the shot selection was well done by keeping the wide-angle shot the primary camera so that the audience could see the flow and rhythm of the game. The use of the hero camera was used effectively throughout the production of the first half. The hero camera was used most effectively during player fouls and after shots were made, so that the audience had an idea of who made the basket or the foul. The hero camera was also used particularly well right before the under twelve media timeout, in getting a close-up shot of the player that committed the foul. The baseline camera selection really stood out the most during the break away dunks and the inbounds plays on the baseline. One shot that stood out was the opening lineups were the director switched from the wide shot to the hero shot, so that the audience could visually tell who the starters were for each team. There was a very well done transitional switch from the director at the 17:50 mark, the Brevard player grabs the rebound and goes coast-to-coast with the basketball. The director did a great job with choosing the student section baseline camera and then switching back to the primary camera to finish off the play. Another great use of switching came during the under sixteen timeout, the director made sure to transition from shot to shot, in order for the audience to get the full grasp of what was going on within the building. Another great shot came from the 14:25 mark in the game when the audience gets the close up of the official handing the ball to the player for an inbounds play on the far side of the court. There were some instances throughout the production that were sub par or did not transition as well. The opening tip was a great example as the director starts out with the wide shot, then goes to a back court shot, then back to the wide shot, then to the baseline shot. This was
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