SVG College: Rocky Mountain Brings Local College Sports Video Community Together at New Colorado State Stadium
Event includes a breakdown of live event production and social-media design, as well as an in-depth tour of RAMVision’s facilities
On Wednesday, the latest in the SVG College Regional Event Series took us to Fort Collins, CO, and the campus of Colorado State University for SVG College: Rocky Mountain. More than 40 attendees from eight area universities and two conference offices networked and shared their strategies at the event, held at the new Colorado State Stadium.
An opening session on best practices in live event production focused on how colleges and conferences decide camera placement, utilize production facilities, and recruit and train students. The conversation was led by Julie Bruhn, director of video, Bear Vision, University of Northern Colorado; Eric Danner, executive producer, WAC Digital Network, Western Athletic Conference; and Dennis Trapani, assistant AD, creative services, University of Wyoming.
The event also featured a look at video and graphic design for social media and analyzed some attendees’ strategies for targeting major social-media platforms. Cameron Kinchen, assistant coordinator, graphic and flash design, Colorado State University, and Matt Pucak, assistant director, championships and social media, Western Athletic Conference, shared their expertise on the topic.
Attendees were given an in-depth look at RamVision’s production facilities and overall strategy that supports its multi-platform content-creation strategy. Led by Director, RamVision, Benjamin Brune, guests toured the new Colorado State Stadium and RamVision’s control room at Moby Arena.
The SVG College Regional Event Series is a recurring series of half-day programs hosted by various schools across the country that have demonstrated a commitment to and investment in live video production. The shows are designed to bring together content creators and production-technology specialists with some of the industry’s top technology vendors to discuss best practices by those at all levels of production expertise. Seasoned veterans share their experiences and help guide those looking to dive headfirst into the exciting world of video production in college athletics.
The SVG College Initiative and its events are made possible by sponsors Avid; BlueFrame Technology; Canon; Grass Valley, a Belden Brand; JVCKENWOOD; LTN Global Communications; Panasonic; Quantum; Ross Video; and Wowza Media Systems.