SVG Sports Graphics Forum 2022
For the first time in more than two years, the SVG Sports Graphics Forum was back in person with a full-day event on May 24 at the Helen Mills Theater in NYC. Over the past two years, the sports-graphics sector has undergone a dramatic revolution, and the 2022 SVG Sports Graphics Forum brought creative and technological leaders together to discuss the latest developments in the industry.
This event's program was spearheaded by the SVG Sports Graphics Advisory Committee and its new Chair, ESPN Creative Director Tim O’Shaughnessy. In addition to in-depth presentations on the latest visionary graphics packages, the agenda featured sessions focused on new remote workflows, AR/VR graphics, and the latest in graphics technology and design philosophies.
In a first, this year’s Forum also featured an SVG Sports Graphics ‘Extra’ virtual event via Zoom on June 1, featuring behind-the-scenes looks at how recent graphics packages were created and a look into the future of the industry from VR to NFTs to the Metaverse.
The NHL Is Back on ESPN and TNT: A Keynote Presentation
For the first time in more than a decade and a half, the NHL had a new home for the 2021-22 season. Get an inside look at how ESPN and Turner Sports launched brand-new looks for their NHL coverage and how their respective design philosophies differed.
Jocelyne Meinert, Big Studios, Ow...
NBC Olympics Dives into Tokyo 2020 Efforts and the Quick Turnaround for Beijing 2022
The NBC Olympics graphics team is no stranger to monumental challenges. However, the pandemic-fraught Tokyo 2020 Games took “challenge” to an entirely new level. NBC Olympics leaders take the stage to go inside their groundbreaking design philosophy for these Games, their production pipeline and ...
What’s New in AR/VR Graphics?: Unreal, Real-Time, and the Future of Sports Broadcasts
No technology has shaken up the broadcast-graphics business more in recent years than the arrival of real-time augmented reality and next-gen virtual graphics. From Unreal Engine to real-time tracking to fully immersive experiences, creatives have a bevy of new tools at their fingertips, as well ...
Inside the CBS Sports Package Rebrand
CBS Sports’ creative team goes behind the scenes of how they rebranded their entire graphics package, which launched at Super Bowl LV.
Komal Bhukhanwala, CBS Sports, Senior Art Director
Phil Guthrie, Two Fresh Creative, Creative Director / Owner
JP LoMonaco, CBS Sports, VP, On-Air Gra...
What’s Next in Sports-Graphics Design?: Three Creative Leaders Take the Stage
For the first time at the Sports Graphics Forum, three creative leaders will provide their own perspectives on ‘what’s next’ in the realm of sports graphics. Presenters from different spheres will discuss their competing and complementing priorities, offering a crystal-ball look into the future o...
New Workflows in the New Normal: Three Networks, Three Business Strategies
The arrival of the pandemic forced a tectonic shift in the way sports-graphics and creative teams operate. Many of the remote and virtual workflows are here to stay, and production pipelines will never be the same. Hear how three networks have analyzed their business strategies and adapted to new...
What’s Next in Sports-Graphics Tech?: An Inside Look From Top Technology Providers
The sports-graphics sector has more-powerful technology and creative tools than ever. However, it’s not easy to keep up with the rapid evolution of graphics-creation and - playout systems. Leading manufacturers and service providers discuss their product offerings, how the products are evolving, ...
What’s Next?: NFTs, AR/VR, the Metaverse, and What’s Coming Beyond the Broadcast
The line separating the linear broadcast, streaming experience, and social interaction is blurring at an exponential rate. Hear from industry leaders how the broadcast-graphics tools of today could be used to create the immersive experiences of tomorrow.
Erik Beaumont, The Famous Group...
ESPN Peyton & Eli ManningCast: Behind the Graphics Package
Building the graphics package for the much-hyped Manningcast of Monday Night Football created a unique challenge for ESPN’s design team – both operationally and creatively. First off, the team had to create an entirely new package from scratch on an extremely short timeline after the Manningcast ...
BBC Sport’s Olympic-Sized Efforts for Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022: Behind the Graphics Package
From groundbreaking remote-production workflows to eye-popping virtual studios, BBC Sport innovated in a variety of ways for its coverage of the Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 Olympic Games. After deploying a largely at-home operation that heavily leveraged virtual studios for its Tokyo 2020 coverag...
Inside the Innovation and Evolution of Fox Sports: Sports Graphics Fireside Chat
From the minute Fox Sports launched nearly three decades ago, it was apparent they were bringing a whole new look and feel to live sports coverage. In the years since, the Fox Sports Creative Services team has continued to revolutionize the sports graphics sector while establishing a style all th...
How the Los Angeles Rams Serve Up Content for SoFi Stadium’s Infinity Screen: Behind the Graphics Package
The Samsung Infinity Screen at SoFi Stadium is unlike any other sports-venue display on the planet and, as a result, requires ultra-unique programming to serve fans at L.A. Rams home games. Get an inside look at how the Rams’ creative team is blazing the trail for the next-generation of graphics ...