Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Listen Up

The most important tool for a live sports telecast is communication. The clearer the communication between the Producer and the Director the smoother the telecast. The clearer the communication between the Director and the camera operators the cleaner the game cut. The better the communication, the better the telecast. A Producer and a Director may have great communication skills but those skills will reap absolutely no benefits if the crew doesn't listen. There is a huge difference between hearing and listening. There were some huge mistakes on our Cardinals/ Mets telecast tonight because members of the crew were hearing but not listening.

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