In sports broadcasting, a sports commentator gives a running commentary of a game or event in real time during a live broadcast, traditionally delivered in the historical present tense. Radio was the first medium for sports broadcasts, radio commentators must describe all aspects of the action to listeners who cannot see it for themselves. In the case of televised sports coverage, commentators are presented as a voiceover, with images of the contest shown on viewers' screens and sounds of the action and spectators heard in the background. Television commentators are shown on screen during an event, though some networks choose to feature their announcers on camera either before or after the contest or during breaks in the action; the main commentator called the play-by-play announcer or commentator in North America, blow-by-blow in combat sports coverage or lap-by-lap for motorsports coverage, is the primary speaker on the broadcast. Broadcasters in this role are valued for their articulateness and for their ability to describe each play or event of an fast-moving sporting event.
The ideal play-by-play voice has a vocal timbre, tolerable to hear over the multiple hours of a sports broadcast and yet dynamic enough to convey and enhance the importance of the in-game activity. Because of their skills, some commentators like Al Michaels in the U. S. David Coleman in the UK and Bruce McAvaney in Australia, may have careers in which they call several different sports at one time or another. Other main commentators may, only call one sport; the vast majority of play-by-play announcers are male. Radio and television play-by-play techniques involve different approaches, it is unusual to have radio and television broadcasts share the same play-by-play commentator for the same event, except in cases of low production budgets or when a broadcaster is renowned. The analyst or color commentator provides expert analysis and background information, such as statistics, strategy on the teams and athletes, anecdotes or light humor, they are former athletes or coaches in their respective sports, although there are some exceptions.
The term "color" refers to insight provided by analyst. The most common format for a sports broadcast is to have an analyst/color commentator work alongside the main/play-by-play announcer. An example is NBC Sunday Night Football in the United States, called by color commentator Cris Collinsworth, a former American football receiver, play-by-play commentator Al Michaels, a professional announcer. In the United Kingdom, there is a much less distinct division between play-by-play and color commentary, although two-man commentary teams feature an enthusiast with formal journalistic training but little or no competitive experience leading the commentary, an expert former competitor following up with analysis or summary. There are however exceptions to this — most of the United Kingdom's leading cricket and snooker commentators are former professionals in their sports, while the former Formula One racing commentator Murray Walker had no formal journalistic training and only limited racing experience of his own.
In the United States, George "Pat" Summerall, a former professional kicker, spent most of his broadcasting career as a play-by-play announcer. Although the combination of a play-by-play announcer and a color commentator is standard as of 2014, in the past it was much more common for a broadcast to have no analysts and just have a single play-by-play announcer to work alone. Vin Scully, longtime announcer for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, was one of the few examples of this practice lasting into the 21st century until he retired in 2016. A sideline reporter assists a sports broadcasting crew with sideline coverage of the playing field or court; the sideline reporter makes live updates on injuries and breaking news or conducts player interviews while players are on the field or court because the play-by-play broadcaster and color commentator must remain in their broadcast booth. Sideline reporters are granted inside information about an important update, such as injury, because they have the credentials necessary to do so.
In cases of big events, teams consisting of many sideline reporters are placed strategically so that the main commentator has many sources to turn to. In motorsports, it is typical for there to be multiple pit reporters, covering the event from along pit road, their responsibilities will include covering breaking news trackside, interviewing crew chiefs and other team leaders about strategy, commentating on pit stops from along the pit wall. On occasion in motorsport, the reporter on the sideline is an understudy to the lead commentator, as Fox NASCAR has used this tactic numerous times based on the career of Cup lead Mike Joy, a former pit reporter; those who made the switch included Steve Byrnes, Vince Welch, Adam A
The discography of American rock band Cage the Elephant consists of five studio albums, one live album, one extended play, 16 singles and 17 music videos. The band released their self-titled debut album in June 2008, it peaked at number 59 on the United States Billboard 200 and at number 18 on the Billboard Top Alternative Albums chart. The album has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked", the album's third single, peaked at number 83 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became a top 50 hit in Canada and the United Kingdom. The singles "In One Ear" and "Back Against the Wall" both topped the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. Thank You, Happy Birthday, the band's second studio album, was released in January 2011, it peaked at number two on the Billboard 200, as well as on the Top Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts. "Shake Me Down", the album's lead single, peaked at number 78 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the band's third number-one hit on the Alternative Songs chart.
The album's remaining singles—"Around My Head", "Aberdeen" and "Always Something"—all entered the latter chart. Their third album Melophobia featured the hit singles "Cigarette Daydreams" and "Come a Little Closer". In 2015, they released their fourth studio album Tell Me. "Mess Around", "Trouble" and "Cold Cold Cold" were all released as singles. On November 26, 2018, they announced their fifth studio album, Social Cues, released on April 19, 2019. Official website Cage the Elephant at AllMusic Cage the Elephant discography at Discogs Cage the Elephant discography at MusicBrainz
The Italian Contemporary Film Festival is a publicly attended film festival that takes place in Toronto, Ontario during the month of June in celebration of Ontario’s Italian Heritage Month. As the only Italian-themed film festival in Canada, ICFF is a showcase for contemporary cinema of Italian origin from all over the world and brings together filmmakers and audiences to celebrate Italian heritage cinema and explore its new frontiers. ICFF is a six-day cinematic exploration of Italian lifestyle, culture and history; the festival presents an international collection of feature films and shorts, including premieres, advance screenings and independent films. Screenings are supplemented by social events attended by celebrities from Italy or of Italian heritage, guest appearances by filmmakers, authors and other expert speakers and complemented by Q&A sessions. ICFF showcases films, supports filmmakers, recognizes the leadership of entertainment industry performers and business executives, promotes a diversity of perspectives on Italian culture.
The aim of the festival is to raise awareness and promote all the various aspects of Italian cinema, as well as to support established and emerging filmmakers of Italian descent. It is a forum where industry professionals from major and independent production and distribution companies are invited to attend meetings with participating filmmakers as well as panel discussions with speakers from film industry professionals. ICFF introduces films in the hope of finding them a Canadian or US distributor, it presents other films that have an Italian flavour or connection that are sometimes outside the ‘mainstream’ but that have considerable artistic and cultural merit; this is a festival focused on anything related to Italian culture. Distributors will have the opportunity to see films. For established directors, it will open up new avenues to exhibit their films, for emerging directors it will provide a gateway to unexplored channels; the festival is conceived as a kind of "piazza" or public square that marries cultural factors with the demands of market distribution and promotion.
Six days of film screenings 3 GTA venues, including the prestigious TIFF Bell Lightbox The highest quality Italian heritage films Films from around the world Features and documentaries North American premieres Italian‐Canadian independent films Q&A sessions with filmmakers and academics Opening and closing gala parties An experience that celebrates Italian culture & lifestyle Building bridges in the multi‐ethnic community of Toronto The first edition of the Italian Contemporary Film Festival was held in Toronto, Ontario between June 26 and July 1, 2012. Films have been screened in three GTA venues including the prestigious TIFF Bell Lightbox. Feature Films Basilicata coast to coast Che bella giornata Habemus Papam Il Gioiellino Immaturi Il viaggio La Kryptonite Nella Borsa La Giusta Distanza La Scomparsa Di Pató Posti In Piedi In Paradiso Terraferma To Rome With Love Anna, Teresa e Le Resistenti Documentaries and Short Films Canadian West Coast directed by Cristiano de FlorentiisFrom the Bay of Vancouver, a journey winds across the mountains and the ocean, traveling through a land that reminds the observer of the Garden of Eden.
A documentary, a road movie about British Columbia narrated by members of the Italian community living in B. C. Letter One directed by Tony NardiThis film is based on letters sent to "middle-men" of the Canadian cultural scene: a film/television producer and two theatre critics. ICFF presents the first letter, Letter One, which articulates an actor/writer’s struggle with cultural stereotypes in Canadian theatre/film/TV; the screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Italian Canadian actors and film critics. Piazza Petawawa directed by Rino NotoThis documentary honours the experiences of individuals who were interned during World War II in the Petawawa concentration camp for being ‘enemy aliens.’ Pizza Bagel directed by Joe MariPizza Bagel takes a comedic look at intercultural dating while poking fun at Mediterranean cuisine and unabashedly patriotic soccer celebrations. ICFF films are subjected to both a review by the Toronto Film Critics Association; the winning film will receive the ICFF Audience Award and will be honoured with a statuette created by renowned artist Silvio Mastrodascio.
A second award will be conferred by the TFCA. People’s Choice Award The People’s Choice Award, voted by festival audiences, went to Ivan Cotroneo’s La Kryptonite Nella Borsa. Actress Monica Nappo was present to accept the award. Angela Baldassarre Award The Angela Baldassare Award for Best Film, established in honour of the late Toronto film critic, was awarded to Emanuele Crialese’s Terraferma by members of the Toronto Film Critics Association. IC Savings Award The IC Savings Award for best contribution to Italian social and cultural values was presented to La Scomparsa Di Pató and to its director and screenwriter, Rocco Mortelliti, present to accept the award; the second edition of the Italian Contemporary Film Festival will be held in Toronto, Ontario between June 26 and July 7, 2013. Feature Films The first ICFF Junior festival will be held in Toronto, Ontario between May 7–8, 2013 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox; this section has been created to allow children to see engaging films created for young audiences, which will challenge them and provide opportunities to discuss interesting and fascinating topics and foster global connections.
The ICFF is focused on using film as a tool to bring the Italian reality closer to kids and to help develop their