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Denis Harvey: America’s Cup TV mastermind…

ScreenTalk Interviews – 2014

Emmy award-winning producer/director Denis Harvey cut his teeth on TVNZ information shows Dig This, Kaleidoscope, and Science Express. Later he moved into sports. Harvey has made a significant contribution to television sports coverage both nationally and internationally, particularly in coverage of the America’s Cup and Olympic yachting. He has also produced Asian and Israeli versions of The Amazing Race

In this ScreenTalk, Harvey talks about:

  • Being a trainee director on classic garden show Dig This
  • Creating the garden for the show at the Avalon TV studios
  • Remembering the great people and locations on Country Calendar
  • His regret that long-running arts show Kaleidoscope disappeared from TV
  • Showcasing Kiwi innovators on Science Express
  • Taking Sir Edmund Hillary back to Everest for Hillary: A View from the Top
  • The challenges of creating live TV coverage for the America’s Cup
  • Ensuring that coverage of the event is as bipartisan as possible
  • Staying on air after Team New Zealand’s loss
  • How cutting edge 3D graphics transformed TV coverage of sailing
  • Showing the tension and hard work of the crew in two Team New Zealand documentaries
  • Taking up the challenge to cover Olympic yachting
  • Winning a Sports Emmy award
  • Why working on The Amazing Race was so challenging

This video was first uploaded on 29 September 2014, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.

Interview, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside