EVS and HBS to train tomorrow’s live production stars at IBC2017

EVS and HBS to train tomorrow’s live production stars at IBC2017

Broadcast Academy courses will run during the show to teach attendees how to direct live broadcasts

At IBC2017, HBS and EVS are again coming together, this time partnering with IBC, to put on two training courses during the show for aspiring sports broadcasting professionals. The Broadcast Academy-led courses are designed to help attendees develop their talent and enable the growth of the next generation of broadcasting and production professionals.

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The courses will both take place on Sunday September 17 and are split into two sessions. The morning session - Train Tomorrow's Stars - is dedicated to multicamera sports production for newcomers in the industry, while the afternoon course will focus on ‘Encouraging Women in Sports Production and Directing’.

The programme for the courses has been put together by the world-renowned Host Broadcast Services (HBS) and its Broadcast Academy. The training service, which HBS has run since 2007, aims to leave a legacy by improving both individual TV professionals’ skills and the overall global standard of sports broadcasting. The training sessions at IBC2017 will utilise EVS’ Live TV Simulator, a unique, live broadcast training tool that was recently implemented into the Academy courses and gives attendees hands-on experience with industry-leading production technology.

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“Developing the talent of tomorrow’s producers and directors is integral for the continued progress of the industry and these courses are a key part of that,” said Lise Cosimi, Chief External Relations at Host Broadcast Services. “It’s especially important that we inspire and develop the next generation of female TV directors and producers. The number of women in the field is increasing and we need to continue to support that advancement of diversity in the industry.”

The courses will be led by Broadcast Academy expert Riki Van Steeden, a highly-qualified live production director who has co-ordinated multiple high-profile events all over the world. Currently working with HBS to prepare for the live production of major international football events, the wealth of knowledge the New Zealand native brings makes him the perfect trainer for the courses. Riki will be supported by experienced EVS trainer and operator Jan Mokallai who has experience directing ice hockey, basketball, football and volleyball.

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Both courses will begin with a theory session before Riki and Jan introduce hands-on exercises on the EVS Live TV Simulator. All participants will direct a live football match calling the shots as if they were in the gallery. Whether working on a two or 40-camera production, HBS Academy courses provide attendees with the skills they need to run productions at the most exciting live events and create engaging programming for viewers.

Broadcast Academy courses will run during the show to teach attendees how to direct live broadcasts

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“We partnered with HBS and introduced the Live TV Simulator because we share an ideal in educating crews to deliver better live sports storytelling as viewer expectations continues to rise,” said Nicolas Bourdon, SVP Marketing at EVS. “The courses we’re running at IBC2017 are a great way to support this partnership and create more visibility about what the HBS Broadcast Academy can offer to the next-generation of broadcasters.”

The Broadcast Academy courses on Sunday 17 September are free of charge for all IBC attendees. However, availability is on first come first serve basis and places will be limited Train Tomorrow's Stars will run between 9.30am – 12.30pm and Encouraging Women in Sports Production and Directing between 2.00pm – 5.00pm. To register for either course, head to the IBC website.

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The courses held at IBC2017 will give the participants a glimpse of the ‘Live Sports Production with Live TV Simulator’ training program that the HBS Broadcast Academy is organizing with the National Film and Television School (NFTS) from the 22nd to 28th September.

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