Major League Soccer’s Inter Miami CF turned to MTJibs of South Florida to provide a Motion Impossible AGITO Sports modular remote dolly system to enhance coverage of its game against the Portland Timbers on May 28th at DRV PNK Stadium.
Since first using the AGITO Sports from MTJibs late last year, Manuel Del Valle, Inter Miami CF’s Director of Broadcast has seen how the modular remote dolly system has changed the way the club produces its telecasts.
“I’ve been with the club since year one, having been brought in as the second broadcasting member,” said Del Valle. “That means I’ve been able to make a lot of changes to the way we capture and produce our games.”
Del Valle met Michael Taylor of MTJibs at a match for ESPN. “I enjoyed the game, how it looked and how Michael helped ESPN tell a better story with a jib. We exchanged information, and hired MTJibs for our jib work.
“Then, one day, Michael comes up to me and says, ‘By the way, I have this new tool,’ and I was introduced to the AGITO.”
At the DRV PNK Stadium, AGITO Sports has a designated driving area on the sidelines that allows MTJibs to capture everything from corner kicks and play developments to point attempts and goal celebrations.
Adds Taylor: “Plus, with the camera only two feet off the ground, it doesn’t block Manuel’s VIP section like a full-body stabilization system would.
“So, the AGITO covers half the field where the Inter Miami fans are, and we had an operator with a Steadicam at the other half of the field.
“And I can tell you, there is no way anyone in that kind of rig can keep up with the players running down the field like the AGITO Sports can.
“It not only keeps up with those players running, but it can also outrun them! The Sports can go as fast as 27 mph. It really delivers dynamic shots.”