In the fall of 2006, I starting working with Athletic Broadcasting, also known as FPD Broadcast Team. The project was headed by Dr. Jim Leonard, IT professor at Macon State College. The team produced live Internet broadcasts of athletics at FPD and GCSU, including football, basketball, and baseball games. The broadcasts were run by students from Macon State College and high school students from FPD. Cox Communications was a major sponsor, providing free bandwidth for the Internet stream. 13 WMAZ was another notable sponsor, as it inserted a live feed on the sports page of its website during broadcasts.
By 2007, I had become an integral part of the crew, earning the title of Production Manager. I began switching on the Newtek VT4 production system (a more advanced version of the Newtek Tricaster) and directing the four camera crew.
Dr. Leonard has since retired from his position at the college, but you can still visit AthleticBroadcasting.com to learn more about the technical aspects of the broadcasts.
Below is a highlight reel.