With its online digital video coverage from the Key West Worlds, Super Boat International saved its best broadcasts for last.
Picture a sports network television production booth, at least the kind you’ve seen in movies, during a live broadcast. First, it’s dark. The only light comes from a multitude of screens, each in its own tidy black console and fed by its own camera covering every conceivable angle of the game. Headset-wearing engineers and technicians attend to every screen and soundboard. And behind it all, calling out camera numbers and angles through a headset of his own, a director pulls it together into a real-time visual narrative.
Now, picture last week’s Super Boat International Livestream broadcast production booth for the organization’s 2015 Offshore World Championship powerboat races in Key West, Fla. Here’s the first thing you need to do.
Lose the booth and the darkness. Also—lose tidy.