The Big West Conference

Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships

Live Production    |    Sports Packaging
Client The Big West Conference
Location San Luis Obispo, CA & La Quinta, CA
Venue San Luis Obispo Country Club and La Quinta Country Club
Year 2022

Services Provided

As part of BMG’s contract to provide coverage of the 2021-2022 Big West Championships, our sports packaging division produced two 30-minute highlight shows covering the Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships. The women’s championships took place in San Luis Obispo, CA, with the men’s championship in La Quinta, CA.

BMG deployed 3 ENG crews for both events. Working with our producer and on-site Field Producer, our team mapped out a coverage plan and identified key athletes and teams to follow. The biggest challenge was determining the best way to get broad event coverage without missing key moments.

  • ENG coverage of the Big West Men’s and Women’s Golf championships
  • Turnkey production of (2) 30-minute highlight show
  • Technical facilities
  • Virtual set design and integration
  • Post-production and graphic design
  • Production staffing, including technical and creative teams
  • Live playout to ESPN+
Project Overview

Our ENG teams would jump from hole to hole, chasing the daily leaders as they played through the course. We targeted approach shots on longer holes (par 4’s and 5’s) and putts on shorter par 3’s. Post-event, we captured interviews with winning athletes and coaches and beauty shots of the course to help set the scene.

After each shoot day, ENG teams handed off content to a media manager who organized and uploaded all footage to the cloud. Next, our producing and editing teams were able to review footage, log clips, and ID key moments from each day. Finally, our editors assembled several highlight packages for integration into the recap shows.

Once our editor completed all highlight packages, BMG scheduled a studio taping session which incorporated virtual set technology and a Big West-branded virtual set designed by our in-house creative team. We had play-by-play physically on-site with our analyst joining us remotely via Talkshow. Talent added color to the highlight packages and contributed their thoughts and analysis on the winning teams and players.

Once each studio taping was completed, our editing team assembled the final programs, inserted commercial breaks, and trimmed them to time. Our engineering team then played out the final program live on ESPN+.