WHAT GOES INTO GAME-DAY

WHAT GOES INTO THE BIG GAME IN TERMS OF CREATIVE PRODUCTION AND OVERALL BEHIND THE SCENES? THIS IS A TOUGH QUESTION AS THERE ARE SO MANY ELEMENTS TO IT AND THERE ARE SEVERAL MAJOR SPORTS AND COLLEGE SPORTS OUT THERE WITH DIFFERENT PROCESS, TEAMS AND PRODUCTION.
ONE THING THAT IS TO BE NOTED IS ALSO THE BUDGET OF THE TEAM YOU ARE ASKING ABOUT. SOME TEAMS ARE AN ARMY OF MANY WHEREAS SOME SMALL SCHOOLS ACROSS AMERICA IN D1 ARE AN ARMY OF ONE OR THREE. NONETHELESS  WHAT GOES ON BEHIND THE SCENES CAN BE GENERALIZED TO AN EXTENT.
MOST OF THE PRODUCTION WORK SUCH AS THINGS THAT GET PRINTED FOR TICKETS AND MEDIA GUIDES ARE USUALLY SET AND DONE WAY BEFORE THE GAME IS NEAR AS A PROCESS AND FOR EFFICIENCY REASONS. THIS ALLOWS FOR QUICK EDITS AND THE ABILITY TO NOT WORRY AND SET A NORM THROUGHOUT THE SEASON AND FOR THE PRINTING VENDOR. ANOTHER THING THAT IS USUALLY DONE BEFORE THE GAME EVEN STARTS IS A GENERAL IDEA OF WHATEVER GOES ON SOCIAL MEDIA SUCH AS SCORE GRAPHICS AND IMPORTANT RECORDS. THIS IS DONE AND CREATED AS TEMPLATES WHICH ALLOWS THE SOCIAL TEAM TO REACT AND POST IN REALTIME WITHOUT ANY HESITATION.
FILMING CAN BE SET UP AROUND THE ARENA AND VIDEOGRAPHERS CAN BE HIRED AHEAD OF TIME IN ORDER TO HAVE A WEEK TO WEEK OR EVENT TO EVENT EXPECTATION OF WHO IS COMING IN TO PRODUCE. THIS GOES FOR PLANNING ON A WEEK TO WEEK OR MONTH TO MONTH BASIS FOR EVENTS.
PHOTOS CAN BE COMPILED THROUGHOUT THE SEASON HOWEVER ON THE TYPICAL GAME DAY PHOTOGRAPHERS GENERALLY KNOW THE ANGLES OF WHERE THEY ARE SHOOTING AND GIVEN AN IDEA OF WHAT THE TEAM NEEDS / TARGET FOR FUTURE MARKETING PURPOSES. THEY SHOOT NOT ONLY TO GET PICTURES OF THE GAME TO BE SHARED DURING AND AFTER THE GAME BUT ALSO PREPARE FOR THE NEXT SET OF MARKETING MATERIAL FOR THE WEEKS TO COME.
EVERYTHING HAS A PROCESS AND SOMEONE LEADING THEIR OWN WAY HOWEVER IT ALL COMES DOWN TO PRODUCTION, TEAM SIZE, BUDGET SIZE AND EXPECTATIONS. ALL OF THESE THINGS PROVIDE A GENERAL IDEA OF WHAT IS SET UP BEFORE THE LIGHTS EVEN TURN ON AND THE GAME BEGINS.


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