April 18, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) –
The Sports Video Group is pleased to announce that Mark Rodin, Executive Director of Seminole Productions at Florida State University, will be honored with the 2013 SVG College Sports Summit Pioneer Award at this year’s summit at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta on May 29. In his 20+ years at FSU, Rodin has developed a reputation throughout the industry for being a forward thinking, risk-taker that is always on the cutting edge of broadcast technology and video production.
“We’re thrilled that Mark is The Pioneer Award Winner for 2013,” says Tom Buffolano, chairman of the SVG College Sports Summit. “Throughout his career at Florida State, Mark has built a legacy of innovation and developing talent. His leadership has resulted in Seminole Productions being recognized as a model for not just college sports production but as a valuable resource for the university as a whole.”
When Rodin first arrived at Florida State, it didn’t take long before some of the biggest names on campus started to take notice. One of his first productions was a behind the scenes documentary on newly-hired basketball coach Pat Kennedy called “Pat Kennedy: Beginning of an Era.”
Rodin has become known for his innovative approach to video production.
Soon after, Rodin was producing all the videos for Bobby Bowden and the FSU football program. In 1989 he oversaw the football coaches’ conversion from film to video and took over the day-to-day operation of the coaches video department. In his role of overseeing the coaches video department Rodin also made the conversion to computerized scouting systems.
Rodin’s list of career milestones is a lengthy one. In 1999, he oversaw the installation and operation of FSU’s first video board at Doak Campbell Stadium. In 2006, Seminole Productions moved to a new state of the art production facility in the new Moore Athletic Center that Rodin helped plan and design. In 2008, he was instrumental in the design, planning, and implementation of an upgraded control room and new football stadium video boards and ribbon boards.
Rodin is also pioneering the use of 3D-Stereo video in sports applications. He is currently doing research on application and uses of 3D-Stereo video for coaching and sports production.
“He’s routinely tapped to provide his business insight and technical expertise by others in the industry and this award is the culmination of the high esteem that his peers have for Mark,” says Buffolano.
Demonstrating his talent at even a young age, Rodin, a 1987 graduate of Florida State University, earned a bachelor’s degree in media production and was named “Most Outstanding Media Production” student in both 1986 and 1987.