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Total Sportscasting : Performance, Production, and Career Development - Marc Zumoff

Total Sportscasting

Performance, Production, and Career Development


Published: 17th July 2014
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Whether you want to be in front of the camera, on the microphone, or behind the scenes, Total Sportscasting gives you the skills you'll need to become successful in this dynamic industry. This book covers everything from performance and production techniques to all aspects of sportscasting, good broadcast writing techniques, and how best to forge lasting relationships with team personnel. It also delves into the unique issues facing women sportscasters. And when it comes to breaking into the business, Total Sportscasting devotes entire chapters to career development and demo reel production. For important perspective, we've also included chapters on the history of sportscasting and attempts to glimpse into its future.

Total Sportscasting is packed with a variety of features for both learning and instructing:

  • Complete coverage of every aspect of the sportscast, helping you prepare for any platform-TV, radio, and the web
  • Interviews with successful sports journalists, producers, and directors who give you an inside look into the real-world practices of the industry
  • A companion website, which provides additional resources for both instructors and students, including video and audio examples and links to additional resources: www.totalsportscasting.com

"The gap between the theoretical and the practical in sports television can be vast. Total Sportscasting bridges that gap with tremendous insights and real-life experiences from some of the industry's most important decision and opinion makers. Authors Marc Zumoff and Max Negin present a deep and practical understanding of this fascinating business in a unique and original presentation." -Jon Slobotkin, Vice President and Executive Producer/Live Events, NBC Sports Regional Networks "This is the book that sportcasting professors have been waiting for. Total Sportscasting offers students a thorough look at the industry, from both the performance side as well as the business side. It's a must-read for students who are considering a career in sports broadcasting."-Tammy Trujillo, Mt. San Antonio College, KSAK 90.1 FM, USA; News Host, 89.3 FM KPCC "If you are searching for a text that explains the ins and outs-the hows and whys-of televised sport, here is the most comprehensive book you will find. Finally, a text that provides the student with the important aspects of sports television." -Rodger Smith, George Mason University, USA "Readers will benefit from the practical advice, clear writing and 'real world' insights found in every chapter. Highly recommended for adoption consideration as a primary text for courses in sports announcing, Total Sportscasting would also be an excellent supplementary choice for courses in sports media, broadcast performance and television programming." - Philip A. Thompsen, West Chester University, USA

Chapter 1: Overview Chapter 2: The Production Plan Chapter 3: Research and Relationships Chapter 4: Writing and Scripting Chapter 5: Performance Theory Chapter 6: Reporter Anchor Sideline, Talk, Host Chapter 7: Play-by-play/Analyst Chapter 8: Women in Sportscasting Chapter 9: Social Media and the Web Chapter 10: Producing Chapter 11: Camera and Visual Communication Chapter 12: Audio Chapter 13: Editing, Replays, and Post-Production Chapter 14: Graphics and Design Elements Chapter 15: Directing and the Flow of the Crew Chapter 16: The Demo Chapter 17: Career Development Chapter 18: Financing, Budgeting, Revenue Chapter 19: The Future of Sportscasting

ISBN: 9780415813921
ISBN-10: 0415813921
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 17th July 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.1  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.72
Edition Number: 1