FOX: Behind the Scenes of the All-Star Game
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — St. Louis native Joe Buck is FOX’s number one play-by-play guy. He had the honor of calling Tuesday’s All-Star Game. FOX 4 got a behind the scenes look at the final preparations for the big game with the FOX director as well as tech operations.
Nearly 200 FOX employees traveled to Kansas City for the temporary set-up. Paco Contrera figures there are miles of fiber that link 12 trucks and tons of high-tech equipment and Kauffman Stadium to the world.
Joe Carpenter will handle more than 90 microphones. Mics will be turned up and down depending on where the action is which is a FOX baseball first. Veteran director Bill Webb will call the shots that fans will see at home through the eyes of the camera. Veteran producer Pete Macheska is in charge of the broadcast big picture.
Normally, there are 15 cameras for a game.