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April 10, 2009 — NFL Films has immortalized the great moments of the National Football League's history for over 40 years with a revolutionary approach to picture and sound that you'd never experience watching a game from the stands or during a normal telecast. The man who made NFL Films what it is today is their President Steve Sabol who will join us for a talk and video presentation of the 2008 NFL season highlights. NFL Films has won 95 Emmys, and Steve Sabol has received 32 of those for his writing, cinematography, editing, directing and producing. Football fans and filmmakers alike should join us on Thursday, April 16th at 7 PM in the Bossone Auditorium.
NFL Films caught its big break when it won the bidding rights to the 1962 NFL Championship Game. Over the years, NFL films has defined a distinct style, incorporating stirring orchestral music and eavesdropping sideline sound, slow motion and multiple cameras that capture the balletic work of quarterbacks throwing to receivers and the enormous linemen laboring in the trenches, all showing football as it was never seen before. The late Harry Kalas, iconic Phillies broadcaster, added urgency and impact to NFL Film's memorable imagery.
Today, NFL Films creates highlights for NBC's Game of the Week and Showtime's Inside the NFL. Many early NFL Films productions can be seen on the NFL Network during the off season, most hosted by Steve Sabol.