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Cuttlefish from Blue Planet II 

Dive into our Alumni Webinar Series

Bringing the spotlight on alumni who have turned their passions and interests into a career, our Alumni Webinar Series offers the opportunity to interact with and learn from expert speakers across a wide range of topics. Developed exclusively for Nottingham alumni, discover captivating insights and in-depth exploration of the topics and trends that are transforming our world.

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This week, award-winning underwater cinematographer and Blue Planet II cameraman Roger Munns (Mathematics, 1996) took us beneath the surface as he revealed what it’s like to work beneath the waves. With unique insights into our underwater world, Roger explains how the extraordinary sequences we see in shows like Blue Planet II are filmed.

Coming next: Go behind the scenes at Sky Sports - 21 March 2018

Steve Livesey

Taking place on 21 March, our third webinar will be hosted by Steve Livesey (History, 1999), Sky Sports Director. We caught up with Steve to find out more about the world of sports broadcasting and what we can expect to discover when he steps into the spotlight to host our next webinar in March.

“Great drama and great pictures makes good television but ultimately you need a great story. That could be a great goal, a historic event or an eventful or unforgettable moment. You want to draw in the audience and make them feel as if they are really living the moment. Viewers are better informed than ever before – if I’m a viewer, I want to be told something I don’t know. So we need to produce a show that is well presented, with insightful analysis and dialogue – and most of all, entertaining.


I mainly direct football coverage, which involves a lot of planning and preparation. It begins with deciding where to position the cameras to get the shots we need, followed by preparation of the statistics and stories and knowledge of the participants. I have to tell the story through pictures as well as reacting to the story that unfolds. Every game and show is different. I’ll never forget the day Manchester City beat Manchester United to the Premier League title with two late goals. It was the most dramatic story with great visuals.

I pursued my passion for my career because I wanted to do something I enjoyed and didn’t want to wake up not going to work. Ultimately, I’m a sports fan and I love the big events - the Ashes cricket, Commonwealth Games, seeing Anthony Joshua attempting to unify the heavyweight division, watching Lewis Hamilton defend his title, the Ryder Cup. All sport has the drama and the emotion – if it’s told well and looks great, it’s all unmissable!”

Join Steve for our next alumni webinar on 21 March as he takes us behind the camera in a fascinating exploration of sport broadcasting and football action.

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