While many sports fans get their daily fix from Rogers Sportsnet - a Humber grad helps make it happen. Giulia DiGiovanni, a recent graduate from Humber’s Broadcasting Television/Videography (BRTV) program, is a camera operator at the hourly sports update show.
It all started in 2011 during her final year in Humber’s BRTV program. DiGiovanni was part of the student crew broadcasting the Rockstar Ski Cross Grand Prix at Blue Mountain. “While working the event last year I was chatting with one of the production people from Sportsnet,” said DiGiovanni. “He was impressed with what I was learning so he recommended me for an internship.” With hard work and dedication, DiGiovanni was able to turn that internship into a job.
For the second year-in-a-row, BRTV students were a part of the Double Black Diamond Production (DBDP) broadcast crew that covered the 2012 Rockstar Ski/Snowboard Cross GrandPrix. DiGiovanni returned as well, this time documenting Humber students on the job in roles including producer, technical directors, camera operators, editors, and more.
“Students covered this major sporting event in challenging conditions,” said Michael Wright, a professor in the Humber BRTV department. “DBDP trusted our students to excel, which is why they invited Humber again this year. When these students apply for jobs, they can say they worked on a program that aired on a major Canadian network. Not many students can say that.”
Humber students worked with SCORPIO, Humber’s high-definition (HD) television mobile truck. SCORPIO is the most technically advanced mobile in any college in Ontario. The compact 35’ mobile television facility features the latest in state-of-the-art HD broadcast equipment, including top-of-the-line high-definition cameras, a video production switcher, a digital recording system, broadcast graphics software, edit facilities and more.