Category Archives: FIS World Cup Ski Racing

Windfall’s 2017 Test with “Coach Paint” an Overwhelming Success

December 8, 2017 (New York, NY)

Track and Field Analysis takes on a Brighter Future

"Taking a football coach's digital training tool and adapting it for broadcast TV is truly a challenge", says Executive Producer, Ralph J Mole' of  Windfall Productions, "I am always searching for cost efficient ways to improve our Collegiate Track & Field telecasts and about a year ago I discovered Coach Paint by Chyron Hego at NAB in New York City."

Deep analysis of any TV Sports action begins with specific pre-selected video clips. In Track and Field for example, demonstrating the launch out of the starting blocks, clearing the high hurdles, footsteps and release of a 16 pound shot put or the run up, approach and trajectory of a javelin throw. To the track and field fan these points are perhaps mundane but the average viewer can be captivated through the use of "Chyron Hego Coach Paint" and the viewer's experience taken to a higher level regarding technical understanding of the sport of Athletics.

Take a look for yourself at the video attached. Analysis provided by Larry Rawson.

"As we enter our 10th season as exclusive TV packager of ESPN's Collegiate Track & Field" Mole' states, "I will continue to employ Coach Paint to enhance our nearly 40 Hours of live air and digital broadcasts in 2018".

Ralph J. Mole´, Executive Producer of Windfall Productions, served as world director of live track during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics for AOB. In 2003, Windfall Productions produced more than 12 hours of ESPN’s coverage of the “World Championships of Athletics” from Paris, France for ABC Sports and ESPN.

Windfall has contributed nearly a decade of production services to United States Track & Field 1999 through 2008, featuring the "Golden Spike Tour and USATF's network TV broadcasts on ESPN, NBC and CBS.

Over in Europe Mole' has produced FOR ESPN distinguished track meets like “Weltklasse”, “DN Galan”, “Bislett Games” and “ ISTAF “. These athletics meets previously part of The Golden League and Golden Four, have now been absorbed into the the IAAF’s Diamond League Series.

Domestically, RJ Mole' can attribute first hand TV production experience with some of America's legacy Track & Field events such as The Penn Relays, Millrose Games and the Drake Relays.

Future posts will outline the ESPN Collegiate Track & Field schedule for 2018.

For more info contact;

rjmole@windfalltv.com

 

Reminiscing about World Cup Skiing At Windfall Productions

November 27, 2016 (Killington, VT)

Windfall Productions, a TV broadcast program packager, felt and heard the emotion of a world class international event from our winter offices in Killington, Vermont this weekend. Our ownership in Killington dates back to 1982.  Windfall has been the TV packager for other events at Killington such as the 1994 Killington Stage Race, an international cycling tv special that was broadcast on the Prime Network.

So after 34 years Killington has finally made the big league of olympic winter sport. Nearly 16,000 spectators were in attendance for Saturday's Giant Slalom event - that could be an American Record. What an outstanding achievement! Next stop for the Killington Resort would and should be a real  "ski village". Wouldn't that be cool?

Ralph J Mole´, President & Executive Producer of Windfall recalls his 15 years (1989-2003) directing World Cup Ski Racing with ESPN. "We had a great run with televised alpine, nordic, freestyle and snowboarding in this time period". In 2004, the USSA series migrated to NBC  where it currently resides. Mole´was the international broadcasting live director for the Alpine Downhill and Combined Events at Snow Basin, Utah during the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.

To complete my look-back here is a link to some of our alpine World Cup work of the past.

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