Behind The ScenesSoccer

Meet the women helping to produce ESPN’s coverage of UEFA Euro 2016

Tara Baker, producer 

(L-R) Tom Beers, Rob McNicholas, Kartar Singh, Dale Mauldin, Justin Belcher, Tara Baker (center) Meghan Robinson, Lucas Haskins, Brian Arnold, Joshua Vorensky. (Courtesy of Tara Baker)
(L-R) Tom Beers, Rob McNicholas, Kartar Singh, Dale Mauldin, Justin Belcher,
Tara Baker (center) Meghan Robinson, Lucas Haskins, Brian Arnold, Joshua Vorensky.
(Photo courtesy of Tara Baker)

Baker, who has worked at ESPN for 10 years, has been a part of all ESPN summer soccer events since the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup. UEFA EURO 2016 is her ninth straight international soccer event for ESPN.

What is your role in ESPN’s UEFA EURO 2016 production?
Creative edit manager and producer responsible for post-production for all visual and audio elements in the presentation of EURO 2016 content across ESPN media platforms.

What do you enjoy most about being a part of the ESPN EURO 2016 team?
As an edit team, we have been given creative freedom for design, sound and feel of all of our edited content. Each element is approached as a unique opportunity to tell a story in the most captivating way with visuals, audio and fonts. Our Producers, associate producers, content associates and production assistants have worked tirelessly to develop ideas and guide our content to add creativity to every one of our shows. We partnered with Creative Services and Imaginary Forces to design an edit toolbox that has amplified our look.

The Music Department has cleared a variety of commercial music songs that give us a contemporary yet French feel. Our two writers, Mark Young and Natalie Jowett, have written incredible scripts. We have collaborated with celebrity voiceover artists including Maisie Williams and Mark Strong, in addition to other European-accented voices to add authenticity to our coverage. Our team of editors in Post Group & Content Edit have set the creative bar higher every day, utilizing all of the tools available.

Perhaps the best part of all – our content is being shared with all entities of ESPN to enhance our entire company’s overall presentation of this tournament. Our hard work is being displayed not only during our domestic coverage of the games, but on ESPN Deportes, SportsCenter, ESPN FC on TV, ESPNFC.com and other platforms. It’s been an incredible tournament with stories and stars aplenty, and we have been honored to share our creative content with the world.

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