ND Football Signing Day
Collegiate Athletics Live Non Game Production 2017
Director: Michael Bonner Editor: Randy Orak, Josh Long, Zach Dudka, Jon Cotton, Anna Gonzalez, Nate Bush, Tony Simeone, Cody Baker, Robert Campbell Executive Producers: Michael Bonner, Jodain Massad Photography: Randy Orak, Robert Campbell, Jodain Massad, Josh Long, Cody Baker, Jon Cotton, Zach Dudka Associate Producers: Michael Bertsch, Jasmine Curry, Micaela Powers, Aaryn Kearney, Mike Elston Graphic Designers: Grant Apgar, Kyle Miller, Kevin Barrett Talent: Jack Nolan, Pete Byrne, Tamara Brown A seven hour live production featured on UND.com, WatchND, and Facebook Live covering the signing of 21 incoming freshman football players. The show anchored by Jack Nolan featured live interviews, pre-produced profiles on all signees, FaceTime calls between coaches and players, Road to the NFL vignettes with former Irish greats, and closing press-conference including a surprise reveal phone call from a final signee. Over the span of four weeks, Fighting Irish Media produced all content in-house along with the support of a student crew. All graphics were created and adapted for multiple forms of distribution platforms such as live broadcast, twitter, facebook, instagram and VOD content for YouTube, and WatchND. Multiple control rooms were used for 5 different settings including exclusive coaches conference room access, 2 remote sets, press conference auditorium, and live remote construction updates from Notre Dame stadium. Signee highlight packages were created from hours of compiled signee highlights and included custom animated headshot graphics and identifying spot shadow graphics for each play.