2023 SVG College Summit
Tuesday, June 20, 2023SVG College Summit: Auburn’s Parker Leppien on Educating, Motivating a New Wave of Production ProsStudents make up a sizeable chunk of the staff at collegiate programs across the country,. Whether it’s for in-venue productions, broadcasts shown on linear or digital networks, or capturing and creating content for their respective school’s social media platforms, this time and effort can translate into a career path for the future. At the 2023 SVG College Summit, Auburn University’s Director, Live Operations and Programming, Parker Leppien, spotlights some of the major production highlights from the year, how to retain your current staff and attract new students to join, and why it’s critical for students to get involved in these productions to set themselves up for success after graduation.Wednesday, June 14, 2023University of Wyoming's Dennis Trapani on Consistent High Standards in Live Game ProductionVideo production groups within collegiate athletic departments have become accustomed to producing, at times, hundreds of live sporting events per academic year for streaming platforms. More increasingly, however, conference broadcast partners are turning to these in-house teams to shoulder the load in producing games that will be picked up for distribution across linear television. At the 2023 SVG College Summit, Dennis Trapani, Associate AD for Creative Services at the University of Wyoming shares how his team at WYO Vision adjusts when the opportunity comes to produce games for the local regional sports network AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, how his students have risen to the occasion on these shows, and more.Tuesday, June 13, 2023SVG College Summit: Univ. of South Carolina's Valerie Gerfin on Williams-Brice Stadium RenovationsOver the past year, there have been a ton of developments at the University of South Carolina: the last phase of refurbishments at Williams-Brice Stadium is now complete; the new direct-to-consumer platform, Gamecocks+, is entering its second academic year in existence; and the two-time, National Championship-winning baseball program hosted their 19th NCAA regional in school history. At the 2023 SVG College Summit, University of South Carolina's Associate Director, Live Productions, Valerie Gerfin, dives deep into the new renovations that are impacting in-venue productions and the exciting chapter that's currently unfolding on campus in Columbia, SC.Tuesday, June 13, 2023SVG College Summit: Patriot League's Jimmy Johnson on Enhancing Championships, Offseason PlanningWith 10 member schools, including the United States Naval Academy and the United States Military Academy, the Patriot League is responsible for numerous productions throughout the academic year. Always looking to create more buzz around events, the conference is aiming to implement new workflows and gear into their tech arsenal. At the 2023 SVG College Summit, Patriot League's Assistant Commissioner, Multimedia, Jimmy Johnson, describes how the conference is working on improving live broadcasts of their championships with new technologies and storytelling elements and how they're preparing for next year's slate of games during the offseason.Monday, June 12, 2023SVG College Summit: Diversified's Jared Timmins Offers Advice on Control Rooms, In Venue ExperiencesCollegiate athletic departments are tasked with more video demands than ever before: be it for broadcast or for the in venue experience. When it comes to erecting facilities that support those efforts, companies like Diversified are critical in guiding technology investments in the right direction. For the 2023 SVG College Summit, Diversified's VP of Innovation for Media Solutions Jared Timmins spoke with SVG's Brandon Costa on the guidance they are giving clients today, how the cloud plays in, and what trends the company is placing its focuses on today.Monday, June 12, 2023SVG College Summit: University of Houston's Grantscott Greene on School's Move to the Big 12Conference re-alignment continues to take shape in collegiate athletics, and the University of Houston is one of the newest schools to leave their former conference for a new one. After competing in the American Athletic Conference since 2013-14, the institution is shifting to the Big 12 at the start of the 2023-24 academic year. At the 2023 SVG College Summit, University of Houston's Assistant AD, Content Solutions, Grantscott Greene, discusses how this move might impact the viewership of their gameday productions and how him and his team maximize their resources to create a large-scale in-venue show.Monday, June 12, 2023SVG College Summit: Canon's Jamon Lomax on Offering Support to College-Level ProductionsTo successfully execute a well-done collegiate production, programs of all sizes need to rely on the resources provided by trusted vendors and manufacturers. In the case of Canon, they're one company that ensures that broadcasts and other live shows are supported to the fullest extent. At the 2023 SVG College Summit, Canon's Senior Manager, Television Broadcast & Production Sales, U.S. and Latin American Markets, Jamon Lomax, highlights how their lineup of PTZ cameras that is assisting both Tier 1 and Tier 2 productions and why being involved at the collegiate level is important.Monday, June 12, 2023SVG College Summit: UPenn's Tiana Brown on Producing Championships and Quakers' New Control RoomAnother college athletics season in the Ivy League is in the books and at the University of Pennsylvania it was an extra busy one. In addition to its regularly-scheduled programming of live athletics events, the school also produced championship broadcasts for both track and field and baseball. At the 2023 SVG College Summit, Tiana Brown Director of Broadcasting & Production at UPenn shared how she and her team tackled the opportunities they faced this year, how a new control room is changing the game for Quakers' video production, and more.Friday, June 9, 2023SVG College Summit: Riedel's Greg Macchia, Dave Caulwell on Working w/ MV SportsCom for UGA FootballRiedel Communications is involved in numerous phases of a professional broadcast, but at the collegiate level, programs around the nation leverage their services for in-venue productions, control room comms, and more. At the 2023 SVG College Summit, Riedel Communications' VP, Business Development, Live Production, Greg Macchia, and Regional Sales Director, East, Dave Caulwell, talk about how the Simplylive acquisition is strengthening the company's activities in the collegiate market, their partnership with MV SportsCom and how it's impacting comms for the coaching staff of University of Georgia football, and new updates to the product line.Wednesday, June 7, 2023SVG College Summit: Georgia Southern's Byron Abt on Adding a Live Drone to Baseball BroadcastsLive drones have become a popular talking point in live sports production circles. Recently, Georgia Southern began integrating live drone shots into its broadcasts of baseball and softball games streaming on ESPN+. At the 2023 SVG College Summit, Byron Abt, Assistant Athletics Director for GATA Productions at Georgia Southern shared with SVG's Brandon Costa what it took to get approvals to add the aerial camera, the possibilities for its use in the future, his advice to other mid majors looking to try something similar, and more.Tuesday, June 6, 2023SVG College Summit: Ross Video's Stefan Tribble on Understanding the In-Venue Needs of the MarketRoss Video's in-venue production tools are driving the biggest and most popular stadiums at the professional level, but within the collegiate ranks, high-profile buildings are also tapping into the company's wide array of services and solutions. At the 2023 SVG College Summit, Ross Video's Stefan Tribble explains the reasons why they're is heavily involved at the collegiate level, how his time at Mississippi State University allows him to understand the needs of a gameday crew, and what's next to look forward to on the technological front.Monday, June 5, 2023SVG College Summit: Virginia Tech's Eric Frey on the Changing Collegiate Athletics LandscapeIt's a unique, yet exciting time to work in collegiate athletics. With developments in Name, Image, and Likeness still taking shape, the constant shuffling of conference re-alignment, and continued updates to technology, programs around the nation are adjusting to this new chapter of production. At the 2023 SVG College Summit, Virginia Tech's Assistant Athletics Director, ACC Network Operations and 2023 SVG College Summit Chairperson, Eric Frey, discusses the topics that are currently impacting the status quo, the major highlights from an entire year of broadcasts, and why this annual event is important to the collegiate-sports-production community.