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We were one of the first companies in the country to begin to use video on the internet, believe it or not. in 2003 Ben Talbott founded Birds Eye Sports with the vision of creating an on demand sports production company that could produce high quality video of any event for live and on demand viewing online. At the time only a handful of media companies were streaming any video at all on a regular basis (Think early ESPN.com days).
We were quickly recognized as a leading multimedia source for high school and college sports in the Northeast, including a member driven message board with over 4,000 members chatting and communicating online daily (Think pre Facebook days). We were mostly filming single camera production of high school sports in those early years.
A few years into our existance we began to produce multicam broadcasts of high school state championships in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. As technology expanded and more and more media outlets looked to show local sports content on television, our broadcasting group took off.
Today we are 16 years into the business and we have a nice mix of high end live television and streaming productions, as well as ur traditional single game filming for individual clients.
We continue to expand with technology and always try to be ahead of the game as we are constantly trying out new ways to deliver exciting and creative footage at a price that any organization can afford.
Ben Talbott continues to serve as President and Founder of Birds Eye Sports. His background includes being one of the only NCAA athletes in history to be named All America in one sport (football) and being selected in the professional draft of another sport (baseball).
His background as an athlete at Lehigh University, combined with his experience in the industry and M.S. in Sports Management from Columbia University makes him one of the leading authorities in sports media production from an independent organization.
Ben founded BirdsEyeSports in 2003, and has been filming, directing and working the business since. You can find him Directing at the US Open, on ESPN+ and filming for various other outlets on our broadcast teams.
Christian is an award winning documentary film maker. He’s worked on a number of live production events with us as well. If you need a documentary produced, he is your man.
Bryan, aka Buzz, has been a handheld camera op on our productions since 2012. He bleeds Husky Blue, and is a big Red Sox Fan. He is also related to the Sausage King of Chicago, and everyone knows his grandfather in Branford!
Kelly has worked on events with us as both a camera operator and graphics tech. She is the better half of Ty, and focuses on soccer and girls basketball, as well as outdoor/extreme sports.
Damon has been our lead graphics operator on live productions for the last 13 years. He can’t drive in three states, but always makes it to the gig on time, barely. Yankees and Celtics fan, go figure.
Rob is a cameraman and audio tech who works in sports, concerts, and fashion. He is in his 7th year with BirdsEye and is always ready to talk you through your project to come up with a solution that fits your needs and budget. Pizza Aficionado, 2 Chains.
Tyler has been with BirdsEye for 11 years as a camera operator, field reporter, and director. He covers the Berkshire and Adirondack regions, and is always ready to hit the gym or the nearest beach.
Mike is an expert game cameraman who often shoots for ESPN and NBC Sports, among others. He has been with us for 10 years, and is proficient in crowd control, voice overs, and after effects. Pan, Tilt, Invoice.
Keith is our Director of GameDay Filming. If you are a parent or an organzation looking for a season of game filming, Keith will get you set up! A former ESPN studio camera operator, Keith also directs, films, edits, and always orders the soup.
Abby started with BirdsEye in 2005! She works on projects for us in the Boston area as a camera operator and project coordinator.