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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Behind the scenes with the BBC on matchday

Behind the scenes with the BBC on matchday

The Six Nations kicks into action again this weekend as we see Italy host champions Wales, Scotland welcome Ireland, and in possibly the biggest game of the weekend, France travel to London to play England.

With these games in mind, we have an awesome behind the scenes video for you from the BBC, showing us exactly what goes into matchday preparations for a big Six Nations day of rugby.

We get taken around Twickenham before the England vs Italy match a few weeks back, and get to see what goes into bringing you the match live on tv.

From the temporary production studio, to the awesome track-cam pitchside, the BBC show us the ins and outs of what the different crews have to do before kick-off.

HD cameras, sound mixing, commentary, the lunch bus - we get to see it all in a really interesting video clip that gives us, the fan at home, a better appreciation for the combination of technology advancements and precise organisation that go into making the experience better for us all.


Time: 05:37

Posted at 2:54 pm | 14 comments

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JACOBO March 12, 2009 3:39 pm

goes to show how much work goes into 80 min of rugby first comment BTW!!

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Anonymous March 12, 2009 4:18 pm

I'm working towards being one of those sound editors. Happy to see a video like this up here. Shows all the hard work that goes in, the behind the scenes stuff.

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XXL March 12, 2009 6:28 pm

Pretty cool. John inverdale is a quality guy

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V99 March 12, 2009 9:27 pm

Looks like hard work, that bit with the 4 camera shots at the end was cool.

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Anonymous March 12, 2009 9:37 pm

fascinating! Thanks for the post...*sigh* someday man.

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boomshanka March 12, 2009 10:07 pm

HighDef + Rugby = ftw .I'd like to see more overHead cams+ More onscreen stats...cameras near the try-line need to be higher shutterSpeed - >100 frames/sec...it'd make it a lot easier for TMOs to make the right freakin' decision .my 0.02

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Abs7 March 13, 2009 12:26 pm

great insight into seeing how 6 nations is covered.. well done RD very cool video..

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Keith March 13, 2009 12:54 pm

thanks for the vid RD, just goes to show how much work goes on to bring us 80 minutes of quality rugby!

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Rafael March 13, 2009 4:15 pm

Anybody knows the name of the song at the end?Thanks!

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wealthofinformation March 13, 2009 7:24 pm

^ use somebody by the kings of leon

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Rafael March 14, 2009 2:18 pm

Tnaks a lot man!

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Anonymous March 14, 2009 2:19 pm

I'd swap my girlfriend for a job covering rugby.

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Anonymous March 15, 2009 1:53 am

owuldn't we all, mate...

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Anonymous March 15, 2009 11:32 pm

Anyone know the song at 1:40?

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