Crowd-Less Sports Audio III, NFL Edition

September 30th, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET
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With the NFL season underway and games largely being played in empty stadiums, once again broadcast audio is being supplemented with “enhanced” crowd sounds which, in this case, have been carefully curated for each team and venue by NFL Films.  At the same time, reduced noise levels are offering unprecedented opportunities to pick up field-of-play natural sound which is normally buried under a roar of noise.  In addition to learning about how the enhanced crowd effects were created and are being played out, we will join leading A1s along with production specialists, sound designers, and other DTVAG members, to learn how they are responding to the demands of production to blend these elements into a cohesive and realistic mix.


  • Fred Aldous, Senior Audio Engineer and Consultant, Fox Sports
  • Robert Brock, Director of Education, Conservatory for Recording Arts and Sciences
  • Vince Caputo, Vice President, Senior Sound Supervisor, NFL Films
  • Jonathan Freed, Senior Audio Engineer ESPN
  • Wendel Stevens, Senior Audio Engineer, NBC Sports
  • Karl Malone, Director of Sound Design, NBC Sports and Olympics
  • Lee Pfannerstill, Senior Audio Engineer, CBS Sports
  • Scott Pray, Senior Audio Engineer, ESPN
  • Henry Rousseau, Associate Director Remote Production Operations, ESPN
  • Tom Sahara, Media Technologist and Advisor

Hosted by:  Roger Charlesworth, Executive Director DTV Audio Group

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