It's the NIAA High School Football Northern Championship between Reed and Damonte Ranch at Macky Stadium on the campus of UNR. Do you think we're way overdressed? Ha! Welcome to Reno on Friday, Nov 16, 2012. The NIAA (http://niaa.com/landing/index) once again had GSP (http://gustinsports.com/) produce the game live on ch5 KNPB (http://www.knpb.org/). What a thrill it was to do live football once again, it just adds an extra positive energy to the day. In the picture above you can see me on the right with my fellow on field camera op, Brian on the left and Eric Darensburg (http://envisionvideoreno.com/), the high camera op, in the middle. The weather held and the game went on without a hitch. I think it was our best produced show of the season.
From the warmth of the media box here's Chris, our director, and Mark our graphics op. Usually they're crammed in the back of a van or stuck in a closet somewhere but having this much space is nice. You can't see Jason our replay op but he's there on the right kicking it. It helps to do a quality show if your comfortable. Once again we were using our TriCaster system for switching/streaming and with the 3 Play for replay. We had a direct fiber feed to KNPB which was only a block away. Their engineer Fred is a pro and fun to work with.
Here I am on the field with Bill our OnField reporter. He provided lots of great insight during the game and really helped break things up for me whenever I had to go live to him. Lots of fun for a camera op for sure. If you look at the video you'll see that I also did all the pre-game hand held shots when Dan, Stu and Bill were all on the field together doing what they do best which is talk football. The game turned out to be a blowout with Reed easily winning. Poor Diamonte Ranch's best plays where the very first play of the game and the very last play of the game. It's the in between stuff that got'em. Watch the video and you'll see what I mean. Overall it was a very entertaining football season, I'm going to miss these Friday nights, but I can't think of a better way to end it then in Macky Stadium. Bring on basketball!