Echoes 2017: Notre Dame Football Awards Show
Collegiate Athletics Live Non Game Production 2018
Executive Producers- Mike Bonner & Jodain Massad Supervising Producer, Beth Rex, Director- Brock Raum Technical Director- Rick Harman Producers/ Editors- Tony Simeone, Zach Dudka, Jon Cotton, Adam Donaldson, Anna Gonzalez, Ryan Sehrer, Robert Campbell, Jasmine Curry, Luis Miranda Graphics- Kevin Barrett, Kyle Miller, Johnny McDermott, Chris Charizopoulos Camera- Randy Orak Associate Producer- Jaye Galloway Host- Jerome Bettis Audio- Josh Ingles Stage Manager- Tim Collins The annual red carpet football awards show is uniquely Notre Dame. This one night extravaganza was a celebration of an amazing season for the Fighting Irish as they improved their record from 4-8 in 2016 to 10-4 in 2017. The football team uses the show as a major recruiting tool for perspective incoming student athletes prospects. It is designed to thank the Seniors and their families for the commitment that they have given to the University over their time in South Bend. Hosted by NFL Hall of Famer and Notre Dame Alum Jerome Bettis this nearly 2-hour live production was broadcasted from the Leighton Theater at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center to close to 1,000 attendees. The most recent live show was hosted by Pro Football Hall of Famer and Former Notre Dame great Jerome Bettis. The stage was transformed to mirror the home tunnel at Notre Dame Stadium. Professional lighting and 3 High Definition screens were used as part of the incredible backdrop. The show utilized 9 cameras including a jib in the balcony that provided amazing sweeping shots of the audience and stage. The control room for the production was nearly a mile away in the Martin Media Center. The synergy between the 2 campus buildings was seamless with the use Riedel headsets, Evertz DreamCatcher Playback, Ross Xpression graphics, 2 Wave Central RF cameras and a multitude of other top notch broadcast equipment. Over the span of four weeks, Fighting Irish Media produced over 20 original pieces of feature content presented during the live production streamed on IPTV. All graphics and video features from the live production were adapted for multiple forms of distribution platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and VOD content for YouTube, UND.com and the WatchND mobile app. The show included poignant moments, humor, incredible football highlights and additional newsworthy content originating from player acceptance speeches during the course of the night.