June 7, 2008
KPI DIRECTS U.S. OLYMPIC GYMNASTICS SHOW
Kitay Productions concluded production today of four live video shows in support of the US National Championships for USA Gymnastics. The two-day event, known as the VISA Championships, featured America's top contenders for the 2008 U.S. Olympic team, including Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin, and Alicia Sacramone.
Kitay Productions was responsible for the in-house video production of the event, held at Agganis Arena at Boston Univeristy. Kitay Productions supplied a 12-person crew to create and direct the in-house video scoreboard show for the junior and senior trials, for a total of four two-hour sessions. In addition to shooting and switching a three-camera show live for the fans in attendance, Kitay Productions also entertained the crowd between events by creating extensive highlight packages, instant replays, and playback of pre-produced videos.
The last of the four sessions was broadcast live on NBC to a national audience, and Kitay Productions provided house support for the NBC broadcast. The VISA Championships determined the selection of the 2008-09 U.S. National Team, and was the last major event held prior to the U.S. Olympic Trials for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.