Behind-the-scenes of 'Thursday Night Football'
GLENDALE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - All eyes will be on tonight's game against the Denver Broncos, but while you're watching the game, there's production crews of about 200 people behind-the-scenes making it all happen before it hits your TV screen!
From the graphics you see to the instant replays, the Fox Sports Network takes us behind-the-scenes of how Thursday Night Football is made.
"Football is a lot of fun to cover from a technical standpoint," said Pete Chalverus, Fox Sports NFL field technical producer. "It's pretty impressive... we basically have a playbook! Our replay team is down the truck with an associate director looking over the various angles. We could particularly have 20 looks at a certain play, finding the one that either confirm or oppose the official's call. This all happens in a matter of seconds."
All of this happens in a matter of seconds!
So how does the crew make it possible? Well, with all hands on deck!
A widespread production crew works together on the field and inside of graphic, engineering and audio trucks to bring you a high-quality football game.
"We have 133 people on site... that's camera men, technical directors, audio people, or the replay folks, graphics, engineers," Chalverus said. "Sky cam, we have two sky camera systems, we have a plane flying overhead for the game tonight. Everybody know what it is, what they're expected to accomplish."