NU chosen for Web coverage
When Prep Sports Online chose Nevada Union as one of 100 schools the Web site included in its football coverage this season, Nevada City’s Mountain Event Video Production was hired to film and photograph each NU game.
PSO’s specialty is its videos and photos, although a team of writers also contributes to the content for the Iowa-based company.
Because the Web site didn’t contact Greg Whatley, the owner of Mountain Event Video Production, until the first week of the season, highlights of only three of NU’s six games are available. Highlight reels and photo galleries have been posted from the games at Del Oro, Granite Bay, and at home against Franklin (Stockton), with the loss from Oct. 13 to Franklin (Elk Grove) scheduled to be posted any day.
“We go out and provide video,” Whatley said, explaining the process of posting his work on the site. “I send it to (PSO), they edit it, put music behind it, and within a week it’s on the Web site.”
Whatley’s company has specialized in filming weddings and concerts for eight years, but he said covering the Miners is “the feather in our hat.”
PSO covers nine high schools from California, although the only two from northern California are Nevada Union and De La Salle (Concord).
While Touchdown Productions has cornered the market for video coverage of local sports, including NU football, for the last decade, Whatley believes the accessibility of his product fills another niche.
Touchdown Productions broadcasts the games it covers on NCTV, Nevada County’s cable channel.
“Touchdown does a great job,” Whatley said. “But this is something people should know about … Anybody can access it from anywhere on the globe for free.
“It is really an honor for Nevada Union to get chosen.”
PSO is a nonprofit company, and is underwritten by Motorola, Yahoo!, the U.S. Army, U.S.A. Today, Sirius Satellite Radio, and Rhapsody.com.
For more information about PSO and to visit each school’s site, including the Miners, visit http://www.prepsportsonline.com.
To contact Sports Writer Jeff Miller, e-mail jeffm@theunion .com or call 477-4247.
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