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SF Giants COVID Production Secrets Revealed

New “Production Insights” Programming
By and For SF/NorCal NATAS


While watching SF Giants games on television or listening on the radio, you hear the crowd roar, reacting to plays – as usual. But there are no fans in the stands!  How does the production team do it? (Hint: On an iPad! See images below)

It’s an unusual time for all major sports. We learn how MLB and the Giants “reinvented the wheel” during this time of COVID-19.  Paul Hodges III, SF Giants VP of Content & Entertainment (former NATAS Board Member), and Marco Nicola, SF Giants Director of Live Experience & Entertainment reveal how they made it happen here in the Bay.

Activities and Programs Chair Steve Shlisky digs a little deeper to find out about other challenges posed by the pandemic – the limitations of personnel on the field, and how the weather up the coast had them scrambling at the last minute to keep the show going…

iPad Control Panel

iPad Game Audio Control Panel

iPad Control Panel

iPad Game Audio Control Panel at the stadium


Click to listen to the “Production Insights Podcast – SF Giants Virtual Crowd Sounds”

Hosted, recorded and edited by Steve Shlisky
Produced by Patty Zubov

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