Multivision Helps the GMCC honor Civic Leader Tony Argiz

For over 3 decades the “Sand In My Shoes” award has been Miami’s highest civic honor given to a community leader by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. Miami’s Multivision Video and film has produced the centerpiece video for this gala event ever since the beginning.

This year was no exception; and on Feb 13th over 850 civic and community leaders honored a man who exemplifies what the award is all about. “Tony Argiz is what Damon Runyon was talking about when he coined the phrase that has become the awards namesake”, says Multivision’s Bob Berkowitz. “ We are so pleased to have helped honor Tony and to continue the Sand in My Shoes tradition.”


Once again, the evening began with a video narrated by the late WTVJ Newscaster Ralph Rennick who came into the Multivision studios in 1981 and recorded the Runyon letter that started it all.

With Mistress of Ceremony Ana Navarro fabulous Piano virtuoso Chucho Valdes and a heartfelt speech by the honoree-it was a memorable event for all who attended.

“Its great being part of history- and Tony is one of the best people the Chamber could have ever picked for this award and we so much enjoyed capturing his spirit, generosity and Love of Miami for all to see”.


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.

Multivision: All About Those Goals

BG8A7725For more years than we care to count, we have been producing the video for the annual Goals Conference for the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.  We were pleased to once again produce the presentation for 2016 Goals Conference at the  Miami Hilton on June 16th.

Our video was a musical extravaganza starring outgoing Chamber chair Christine Barney, CEO of RBB Public relations.

Our theme, “All About Those Goals,” had Christine and a cast of community leaders dancing and having a ball in the studio. We also shot images all over Miami to show why it’s the best place to live, work and play.


A co-starring role went to Dr. Mark Rosenberg, president of Florida International University, and in- coming Chair of the GMCC, who played along with the fun in preparation for his starring role next year.

We had a blast making the video and it was a terrific effort by the whole Multivision team.


Executive Producer, writer and Director: Bob Berkowitz, Senior Editor: René Borroto, Editor: Curtis Childs, Cameras:  Scott O’Brien, Matt Leone, Curtis Childs, René Borroto, Music: Read Fasse, Brian Robertson, Make-up Artists:  Alexis Renny, Stephanie Gimson, Alli Elizabeth,  Wardrobe & Stylist:  Jenna DeBrino and Amanda Miller from Hot Pink Style Inc., Choreographer:  Marrisa Nick, Production Assistant:  Cesar Malinao, Production Assistant & Coordinator:  Alina Lopez.

We can’t wait forJune to come around each year. It really is.… “All About Those Goals.”  We are always looking for inspiration, and who knows what next year’s production will bring?  Stay tuned… the Multivision team is already looking to goals, goals, goals 2017.