AGITO Trax Adds To The Emotion Of “Adele One Night Only” TV Special

Motion Impossible’s AGITO Trax modular dolly system helped bring about the emotion of the singer’s performances for the recently aired two-hour CBS special.

Adele One Night Only, was performed at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles on October 24th and aired on CBS on Sunday, November 14th.

In early October, CBS had announced that Adele would be performing this special somewhere in Los Angeles, but gave no indication as to where the secret event would be held. After the production wrapped, the event at the Griffin Observatory was confirmed to be the location for the two-hour CBS television special, “Adele One Night Only.”

To accommodate the special staging at the Griffith Observatory, a customed curved track was built at the front apron. “Normally, the AGITO would use a tower, but with the placement of the AGITO so close to the stage, we didn’t use a tower so as not to obstruct the sightlines of the audience,” said Jeff Lee, Director of Education and Product Specialization at AbelCine, who served as the AGITO tech. “Since the camera crew had to be hidden from the other cameras, we utilized the mag-stop sensors so he could confidently navigate the entire length of the track even without ideal line of sight. He used the foot pedal controls so his hands were free to operate the gimbal, allowing him to focus on capturing the best angles of the performance without worrying about the specifics of the technology.”

“This is yet another example of how the AGITO can give directors another creative tool, especially for live entertainment productions,” said Rob Drewett, CEO and Co-Founder of Motion Impossible. “We’re really pleased to see AGITOs being used more extensively in live entertainment, sports, movies, and commercial production.

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