Ceremonials/OB & Sports Commentary
About CourseThis course is aimed at anyone who needs to acquire commentating skills – from preparation to delivery – of ceremonial events and outside broadcast, sports commentary, and events commentary; also, established commentators who need to refresh their knowledge & skills; documentary producers who do narration; producers who do some commentary; and radio, TV and online podcast producers who do some commentary.
There will be theory and practical sessions.
Participants will end up producing and packaging a ceremonial (such as a school’s convocation) or off tube commentary of a sporting event (such as a football match), which shows a greater understanding of their craft and improvement of their commentary skills.
Duration: 2 Days
Date: 26th – 27th February, 2020.
What Will I Learn?
- Have a better understanding of the real objectives of ceremonials and sports commentaries
- Be able to prepare for commentary more effectively with the tools to develop their own system of notes
- Be able to create their own commentary style and feel more confident in delivering effective storytelling commentary
Topics for this course
Ceremonials vs. Sports Commentary
Historical Developments Of This Field
Worldwide Commentary Styles
Types of outside broadcast
Adapting/developing unique in-house style
Objective(s) Of Commentary – Enhancing Viewer Experience
Planning And Preparation
Research of event and subjects/people
Back-grounding & statistics
Preparation of commentary notes
Tools for Ceremonials & Commentary
Language and Reporting Styles
Creating atmosphere and context
Voice modulation – creating an ebb and flow
When to speak and when not to speak!
Communication with the studio/director
Pricing Matrix & Budgeting
Individual commentary exercise (off tube) and personal review of participant by facilitator
About the instructors
Former D.G., Imo Broadcasting
Former Director General Imo Broadcasting Corporation; Former Deputy Director and Head, Network Sports, FRCN Headquarters, Abuja.
A graduate of the Institute of Journalism, Berkshire, England, he has had extensive professional training in News, Production, Presentation and Management. Was Africa Regional Correspondent for the Voice of America (VOA) from 1989 to 1999.
Won numerous awards, including, Enugu/Anambra Sports Writer of the year, 1991. Nigeria's sports Writer of the year 1992; Rotary club of New Haven Vocational Service Award, 1998 and Nigeria’s National Sports Merit Award, 2003.
An accomplished sports and ceremonial commentator, he has led Radio Nigeria's coverage team to numerous continental and global events, including, the USA’94 FIFA World Cup; France ‘98 FIFA World Cup; 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games in England; 2002 Korea/Japan World Cup; Tunisia 2004, Africa Nations Cup; Athens 2004 Olympic Games in Greece and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in China, to mention just a few.
Mr. Asiegbu is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration and an Alumnus of the International Media Training Centre, Washington DC, USA.