Cleaning up Blue Green Algae Blooms –thanks to AECOM      

AECOM has been busy innovating and starting
to solve one of Florida’s biggest problems-the blue green algae that has
been showing up on many state waterways. And once again they called on us
to help tell this story.

 

The project has been a pre-cursor to what AECOM hopes to lead
to a bigger governmental response and the building of large treatment
plants that will help remove the nutrients in the water flowing
from Lake Okeechobee.   This would help solve the Algae problem that is caused by these releases.

This has caught the interest of the Army Corp of engineers, the State of Florida and many of the affected counties.

“Our job was to create a demonstration documentary to show
that something can be done to help eliminate this horrible
blue green algae”, says Multivision’s Bob Berkowitz. The technology
is there and AECOM is showing that it can be done.”

“Our camera crews used drones to help showcase the problem and interviewed AECOM scientists, engineers and concerned citizens to tell the story and create a compelling case as to  why this action must be taken soon”.

We are always “ready to go” when it comes to helping our clients, and the public good at the same time.

Click HERE to watch the video.

 

 

 

 

Multivision Helps Southern Glazers Reach 20,000 Employees

When you do business in 44 states and want to reach all of your employees including those in Canada and The Virgin Islands  and you don’t want to create  a traveling nightmare- you hold a nationally broadcasted video stream. That’s what Multivision was asked to do-along with creating  all the content for the 60-minute broadcast.

The show emanated from the fabulous Faena Hotel on Miami beach and included a Multivision created opening theme song, multiple pre-recorded presentations, and some humorous interludes and transitions. A huge LED video backdrop acted as a set for the talk show theme and a 5 camera shoot brought the show together and made for a seamless technical presentation.  “It’s not easy to make a compelling and fun presentation that can appeal to employees of all levels-but, that’s what we did and it was very well-received” explained company president Bob Berkowitz.
Creating video streamed meetings is “the rage” these days and we are doing more of them- but the difficult part is making them upbeat, fun, informative and entertaining- and getting the “production values” right. The proof is how many people stay tuned into the stream and watched the whole show. Multivision  and our client  Southern Glazers were very pleased.

Multivision Helps MDX showcase New Kendall Parkway

We were excited that MDX again called on Multivision to showcase and explain the benefits of the new proposed Kendall Parkway. Click HERE for the video.

This new 14 mile toll supported expressway will help people in the West Kendall area commute to SR 836.  It would also have XT lanes as well as express buses to help commuters leave their cars and get to downtown Miami faster. Along the Parkway will also be a 14 mile long walking, biking and running trail .

Our job was to tell the story- which we did with drone videography and interviews of concerned citizens, project engineers and designers and business leaders who expressed frustration with the current commute times the are experiencing.

We are always happy to work on projects that help move Miami ahead and improve life here.

 

Hamilton is Channeled at 2018 GMCC Impact Conference

It was June at the Turnberry Isle resort and time for the most important event held each year by the Greater Miami Chamber of commerce. Once again Multivison was called on to produce the central opening show that would help emphasize the theme.

This year a “Hamilton-Like” opening video was our idea and we thought it would be a great way to create the Impact needed to showcase the theme of the event.

 

“I loved the Broadway show and thought how much fun it would be to get members of the Chamber executive committee and leadership in period costumes and do the entire year in review in Hamilton-inspired rap”, says Bob Berkowitz company president and chief creative director. “It’s a tribute to the show and the genius of Lin Manual Miranda.”

 

Costumes were chosen, Lyrics were created and a sound track was started with the help of fabulous singer and Rap Artist Krishton King and other professional studio singers in the chorus.  Rodolfo Cano helped with choreography and a studio shoot was scheduled. We made sure no one coming to the shoot knew what they would be asked to do.

The main shoot date was set in place with the entire video shot in 4K on the Green screen to allow it to be placed onto a Broadway stage by special effect.  Chamber Chairman and Bank of American Area President Gene Shafer was a great sport and played Miami Chamber Impact Man and did a masterful job of lip synching. As did incoming Chamber Chairman Carnival Cruise Lines Vice President Carlos F. Orta.

Cinematography by Matt Leone and post production and graphics by Rene Borroto and Curtis Childs pulled it all together. Studio audio by Pat Howard and Read Fasse. Costume help and Makeup by Alexis Renny

“It was a blast producing and we are  happy it delighted the audience at Turnberry.” remarked Berkowitz.

A winning Presentation wins deals – and National Awards

The renown architect, Philip Johnson, earned his architecture degree at Harvard University. Years later he returned to lecture at his alma mater.

“What is the most important thing about architecture?” Johnson asked his students.  

“To honor the history of architects who have come before us” one student answered.

Johnson shook his head no.

“To build a structure that meets the needs of the occupants and the community” another suggested.

“No.” Johnson said again.

“To build sustainable structures that enhance their surroundings.”

“No.”

“To build on the traditions of the past while advancing the technologies of the present.”

“No.”

“The most important thing about architecture is… to get the job.” Johnson told his students. “Because if you don’t get the job, nothing else you want to do matters. It doesn’t matter how talented you are, how educated you are, how creative you are. If you don’t get the job you don’t get to use any of those things.”

The most important part of any business is getting the job. Because if you don’t win the proposal, convince your customers, and get a signed contract, nothing else matters.

That’s why when it was Miami’s turn to tell the NFL why the city should host the 2020 Super Bowl, the Miami Host committee called Multivision. They knew that we would use the latest video technology to best showcase all the reasons why Miami should be awarded its 54th Super Bowl. They knew that Multivision could convince the NFL Owners that Miami should be the center  of the football world for the 100th anniversary of the NFL.

“Pitching jobs for clients is what we do,” said Bob Berkowitz, Multivision’s founder. “This project was right up our alley.”

Miami won the bid. And now Multivision is being honored for their work on the Super bowl pitch. The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) has awarded Multivision their 2017 Communicator Award – a National competition that honors the best business messaging in the world. “It’s a great honor for us-to be included among the great communicators” said Bob Berkowitz.

The Communicator Awards is the leading international creative awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. Founded over two decades ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. The 2017 Communicator Awards received over 6000 entries from ad agencies, interactive agencies, production firms, in-house creative professionals, graphic designers, design firms, and public relations firms.

“Our approach showcased all of the things that we figured the majority of the NFL owners didn’t know about Miami. We thought that many of them had not been here in years- and seen the massive transformation of our downtown and waterfront areas. Our showcase of Museum Park becoming Super Bowl Park for Super bowl was icing on the cake.”

We are thrilled for this award and even happier for a Super Bowl coming to Miami!

 

Multivision produces video that helps the GMCC set new Goals, Goals, Goals

Goals, Goals, Goals again for GMMC Impact Conference.

It was time again for the Chambers’ year end conference and Goals setting session; and just as we have for over three decades we produced the central video and year in review.

“GMCC Chairman (also President of Florida International University) Dr. Mark Rosenberg was the star this year- and we had him dancing and Lip synching to our theme song “Goals Goals Goals”,  Says Bob Berkowitz.

“ He was such a great sport and really got into it.”

Choreographer Marissa Alma Nick and four professional dancers took time from her own show to help us make everyone perform their best.   The Chamber members who participated also had a great time. Special thanks to members of the GMCC Hype committee for showing up and being a big part of the show.

Great camera and DRONE work by Matt Leone made it look great. Excellent editing by Rene Borroto and Curtis Childs pulled it all together with a music track thanks  to the help of Read Fasse and Brian Roberston.  Special thanks for production help to Jessica Anderson and Elizabeth Ferrer.

The closing shot used a classic ‘63 bright red Chevy Impala cruising down the Rickenbacker Causeway with downtown in the distance (skies skillfully made blue even on a cloudy shoot day by colorist Chelsea Fernandez).

“We love the Chamber and look forward to each June we get to show off our  ‘special brand of creative”.

Multivision Creates Presentation at Wine Spectator Impact Conference

It was at New York City’s famous Pierre Hotel last week that leaders in the spirits and wine industry from all over the world convened for the 41st Wine Spectator Impact Conference. Here, the worlds’ top brands and distributors met and exchanged ideas and showcased the latest marketing concepts.

Presentations by Pernod Ricard, Suntory, Kendall Jackson and others were featured at the exclusive conference hosted by famed publisher Marvin Shanken.

For the third time in 15 years Multivision was asked to help create and stage the presentation for Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, the largest wine and spirits wholesaler in the USA.

“We worked with Chairman Harvey Chaplin in 2003,  CEO Wayne Chaplin in 2009, and again this year, as Wayne addressed this amazing assembly of  industry leaders on Distribution in the USA,” explains Bob Berkowitz, Multivision president.

Multivision, along with industry expert David Lincoln Ross (former editor of Wine Spectator), created a presentation to explain the recent joining of Southern Wine and Spirits (Miami) and Glazer’s Distributors ( Dallas), resulting in an organization that does business in 44 U.S. states, Canada and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Berkowitz explains, “We put in fun, humor and lots of animation and graphics in a fully-animated 19-minute Keynote presentation with 60 video clips. We wanted it to keep moving and really showcase the scope of the growth that has been part of Southern in the last year. They have been our clients for over 30 years now, and we are so excited to be along for their ride to a national footprint. Wayne knocked it out of the park.  It is very exciting for us as well to be part of that growth.”

 

 

Multivision Helps Client Win Contract

Multivision once again has been called in to help an infrastructure firm put together a presentation designed to win a large contract with Miami-Dade Water and Sewer.

The 20-minute presentation that helped secure the consulting contract for The Corradino Group relied on Multivision’s ability to explain their unique capabilities, expertise and approach.

Five video modules were created that showcased the client’s ideas and technical approach. These videos helped leave a lasting impression that had the ultimate desired result…. a win!

“Pitching contracts is becoming more of what we do,” says Bob Berkowitz, Multivision president. “We really help our clients present themselves in the best way and convince selection committees that they are right for the job.”

A big part of Multivision’s work includes rehearsing the team and staging the presentation to guarantee “the Perfect Pitch”!

 

Multivision Visualizes Transit in Miami-Dade for MDX

Not many people understand that when they pay a toll at one of five expressways in Greater Miami that have the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) sign on them, they are also helping to invest in the transportation of the future for the community.
When our friends at Bermello Ajamil (B & A) asked us to simplify and explain how tolls and the MDX system work, we realized we didn’t understand it either.
With B & A finishing the strategic plan for transit for Miami-Dade, they knew that a video
needed to be produced to tell the story in 4 minutes.
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This was no easy task, but we got it done. Thanks to the Multivision crew and the great work of Actor Eduardo Ramos (the spokesperson we cast), we created a video that shows where toll money goes, and how MDX is helping deal with the transportation issues of the community.
We were so excited to be tasked with this project, and we hope it helps to do the job. Multivision helps keep Miami moving!

Multivision Helps the Miami Children’s Museum Fly at Miami International Airport

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When Miami International Airport (MIA) asked the Miami Children’s Museum to design, create and build an interactive experience for children, showcasing the aviation industry, the museum called on Multivision to help create some of the Multi Media displays.

Along with Northstar Advisors and Lexington Designs, Terminal “E” will never be the same for kids.  img_1963

There’s a 3-screen flight simulation exhibit that lets young future pilots fly around Miami and experience the thrill of flight, as well as a multi-screen, multi-sound experience that showcases what goes on in the control tower.

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It’s a fun diversion for the traveling family and a great educational enhancement that makes MIA and Miami Children’s Museum a part of the travel experience.

Multivision used multiple GoPro® cameras in a Cessna airplane to create the display, and a total of 28 video and media players are part of the exhibit. img_0525