"There will always be room for improvement" was the message imparted by Bobong Velez, the former head of Vintage Enterprises who spoke earlier this week during a 3 hour workshop hosted by Solar in their main office in Makati. It was a philosophy that propelled the PBA coverage in the late 80's and early 90's into the best sports entertainment available on television. He praised the current coverage and encouraged everyone not to be complacent to improve even more.
Norman Black addressed the group as well as an analyst stressing the importance of credibility and making sure that commentators have to know more than the viewers. Andy Jao touched on the duty to know the rules of the league to be able to convey them to the fans. Ed Picson talked about the roles for the anchors and analysts during the coverage while Quinito Henson imparted how crucial it was to be prepared for a coverage.
The producers, directors, the commissioner's office, Solar managers along with the oncam talents attended. Among the talents who attended were: Norman Black, Paolo Trillo, Mico Halili, Magoo Marjon, Patricia Hizon, Vince Hizon, Peaches Aberin, Ed Picson, Quinito Henson, Jason Webb, Dominic Uy, Richard Del Rosario, Reema Chanco, Anthony Suntay, Ceska Litton, Vitto Lazatin, Marga Vargas, and Mica Abesamis.
For the most part, we talked about what was good with the coverage and what else needs to improve especially going into the semi finals.