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General Discussion / Re: Announcers for 2021 Champs Finals
« Last post by Margaret MacEwen on April 09, 2021, 06:32:37 PM »
The AKC Championships were televised, so the commentary was for the viewer at home.  I don't think the competitors heard the commentary while they were running.

I most definitely do not want to hear "OH, and the judge called the dogwalk contact, that's going to take them out of the competition" while I am running my dog. 

If the NADAC Championships are going to be televised then they should have someone to comment to keep the at home audience engaged, otherwise the announcers we have had over the years are perfect for our own inner circle.  Although the sound system could be better for the recordings.   ;)
General Discussion / Re: Gamblers - Rule clarification
« Last post by Lynn Broderick on April 09, 2021, 06:26:12 PM »
this came up today at trial: if the dog does not take the finish obstacle, how is the run scored? E?
General Discussion / Re: Announcers for 2021 Champs Finals
« Last post by Janice_Shavor on April 09, 2021, 08:19:33 AM »
Commentary for broadcasting is quite a different skill.  I do remember with an AKC Nationals was broadcast on (maybe) Animal Planet.  At that time you could communicate with them.  This was only the finalists.  For 24" through 16" they showed several of the contestants.  for 12" dogs and below you might, just might, get to see most of a run but more likely only 1 or 2 dogs had partial runs shown.  And there was just a lot of "cuteness stuff" included in the broadcast.  I simply pointed out they might need to consider how many people had big dogs vs small dogs and that they should at least show the full run of the winner of the jump height.  Amazingly, the next year was much better covered, both from the experienced handler's viewpoint and the general public viewpoint with the "silly cuteness" clips.

Perhaps streaming the final runs after the fact with experienced comments would be really great.  I have tried commenting runs and that is NOT a natural skill for me.
General Discussion / Re: Announcers for 2021 Champs Finals
« Last post by Jim geiser on April 06, 2021, 11:50:19 AM »
Interesting points of view. I think Arne was looking at it from a broadcast standpoint. Drawing interest in the event from some who are not familiar with NADAC or agility. Knowing this is the time this team needs to beat give an audience anticipation of the can do it. I donít think a good broadcaster would be critical of a handlers choices. I think they would be upbeat and encouraging. People that do broadcasting want to draw people in and make them feel good about what they are watching.

That is what I would envision......

General Discussion / Re: Announcers for 2021 Champs Finals
« Last post by Janice_Shavor on April 05, 2021, 12:31:17 PM »
Think about when someone was video-ing you with a Novice level dog ... and providing commentary where that person thought you should have run a little differently.  Especially when they are right!  Watching this once or twice with that commentary is sort of OK.  After that I would just rather not hear those comments again.  Hmmm.  Might have to go edit that video and take the sound down at times <evei grin>!
General Discussion / Re: Weave pole base design
« Last post by Sara Langston on April 05, 2021, 05:54:19 AM »
Thanks, Jimmy. 

General Discussion / Re: Weave pole base design
« Last post by JimmyS. on April 04, 2021, 09:10:43 PM »
Jimmy,  Can you make your files .jpg???  I can't open them like they are.  Thanks. 


Trials / Re: Tails Up Agility, Chesapeake, VA, 16-18 APR 2021
« Last post by Chris Chapman on April 04, 2021, 07:42:23 PM »
Only two weeks to Northeast NADAC Regionals.  Join us for fun in the sun!
General Discussion / Re: Announcers for 2021 Champs Finals
« Last post by arne on April 04, 2021, 08:04:23 AM »
Yah play by play given in the arena where the competitors could hear was not my vision. That certainly could be distracting to some.  My question was more specifically adding a sports caster to the live stream of the finals run. As David said, I would not envision that broadcast to be going out on the arena speakers.  But anyone in the stands could be listening to it with headphones from their phone or computer.  Friends, family and any other live stream audience watching from home would also hear it.  I think the excitement generated by the sports caster would draw in some of that home audience to the sport of agility and more specifically NADAC.

David had a good second point that some would not want to hear the sports caster on their purchased run that they watch over and over. I am not sure the sports caster voice would need to end up on the videos sold to the participants.
General Discussion / Re: Announcers for 2021 Champs Finals
« Last post by David Tharle on April 03, 2021, 02:43:54 PM »
I can't think of a sport where the arena/stadium/court/rink announcer and broadcast announcer are the same person(s).  Two different types of things going on there. 

Most importantly, given how many people purchase their runs and watch them again & again over the years, is it worth the possibility of ruining that enjoyment by having a "Colour Commentator" pointing out their failures or second guessing their handling strategies (Sometimes you get enough of that leaving the ring LOL). Just a thought.
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