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
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.