I've always maintained that with the right crew (producer, director, commentators, etc.), you can make a toenail clipping competition riveting television. With the wrong crew, you can make an international soccer championship boring.
David Hill, CEO of Fox Sports Television
People are much more important than the coolest gear. The bottom line is that crew members who know what they are doing can make an incredible program with mediocre equipment. However, crew members who do not know what they are doing can make a mediocre program with the latest high-quality equipment. Because of the importance of people within a production, we are putting this chapter near the beginning of the book.