September 21, 2012

Tribute: Steve Sabol

"Tell me a fact, and I'll learn. Tell me a truth, and I'll believe. But tell me a story, and it will stay in my heart forever." ~ Steve Sabol, President of NFL Films

And for the last 50 years, telling a story is what Steve Sabol did best. He was the master of vision as he continuously stepped out of the box and created new ways to bring the realism of football to audiences across the nation. He wasn't afraid to break ground and take risks. He was the first to have players and coaches wear wireless microphones, the first to use slow-motion at ground level, the first to create montage editing in sports, the first to use reverse angle replays, the first to create sports folly films, and the first to create custom composed musical scores to sports films. He was the creative genius behind how we experience sports today. Winning over 40 Emmys for cinematography, editing, writing, directing and producing, the man was truly a legend.

NFL Films is a long-time customer of Clear-Com and we are proud that we were part of his remarkable impact in the media. The sports world lost a true visionary this week. We at Clear-Com are sending our condolences to the family and friends of Steve Sabol. May his spirit live on......

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Steve Sabol, President of NFL Films
(October 2, 1942 - September 18, 2012)

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