Lind Presents on Sports Video Production at College Sports Media Summit in Atlanta

Posted on 6/25/2015 10:00:25 AM

David Lind, operations director for IUP-TV, director of the IUP Center for Videoconferencing, and former executive producer for IUP-TV Sports Productions, recently presented on the topic “Great Ideas  in Teaching/Training Sports Video Production” at the ninth annual College Sports Media Summit, held May 27–29, 2015.

Lind’s presentation was on the highly successful model that he and Chris Barber, systems technician in the College of Education and Educational Technology, developed in 2006 using a core group of students that would remain on the all-student production crew until they graduated. Each year, a student was assigned and trained on one piece of equipment while cross training on all equipment provided to the crew. Each year, the students undertook the responsibility of operating a different piece of equipment for the football and basketball seasons. Yearly repetitions on one piece of equipment was one of the key elements for this model. Many of these students now work on professional sports production crews, in professional sports venues, or for post-production companies in California.

Over the years, the student’s productions have been nominated or received national awards. The crew’s production of the 2012 PSAC championship football game was live on PCN. Three basketball plays were either on ESPN Sports Center’s “Top Ten Plays of the Week” or on Sports Nation. Their productions were used as examples for other schools by a leading live Web stream provider.

For over nine years, Lind has presented at various Sports Video Group (SVG) events and wrote a weekly column for SVG’s newsletter on his and his student crew experiences in covering two 11-game football seasons. In 2014 he was one of the finalists for the CSMS Pioneer Award.