Behind the Scenes at KOMU for FNF
So, hold on to your helmets as you step onto our turf.
"Well we get here at about 4:30," said Chris Gervino.
For the pregame meeting.
A short locker room pep talk and students are ready to go.
Inside their equipment bag, a 20-pound camera, a few batteries, and a tape. Then it's time to hit the road, because for us every game is an away game.
KOMU covers more than 30 high schools in our area.
On average, we go to about 15 games, with some photographers covering two games in a night.
How long do you stay for? Until you get enough highlights and hope you don't miss a touchdown. The whistle blows, and the coaches and athletes are done for the night ... But for our team, it's all just getting started.
"Things that can go wrong," explained Producer Vickie Van Vliet.
The reporters edit highlights from each game. They write the plays on a piece of paper called a shot sheet.
And everything must be in by ten. Needless to say ... There are a few pregame jitters.
"I don't ever get nervous," Eric Blumberg said.
Tonight's kickoff, 10:13 p.m. Not a second later.