References

Below are a couple of references for MoveMedia in action.

2010 FIFA World Cup: South Africa

MARTIN TYLER 
FOOTBALL COMMENTATOR 

Fifa2010To whom it may concern.

My name is Martin Tyler. I was a senior commentator for ESPN at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa in 2010.

I worked throughout the four weeks of competition with Mark Van Hoff and I can confirm that thanks to him every word I said got on the air

His technical abilities are excellent but what is also very important is that he is a great guy to work with. The intensity of Live broadcasting is a test for all concerned. Mark is a team player and I thoroughly recommend him.

With regards,

Martin Tyler

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 2014 FIFA World Cup: Brazil

BILL PALLADINO
SR. ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: ESPN

FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil To Whom it May Concern,

I was introduced to Mark van Hoff last summer while working as an Event Associate Producer at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Mark was our team’s Audio Engineer. It truly was a pleasure working with and getting to know Mark during those 5 weeks. The World Cup is a different event for all of us in the world of sports television. We worked side by side with broadcast crews from across the globe. Mark’s job in Brazil was to set our broadcast booth at each site. This sounds easy enough but no two venues were the same. As the A1, Mark was the only true technician on our team. Each time we encountered a technical issue, audio or otherwise, it was Mark who sorted us out and got us back on the right track. His work ethic is second to none. He has excellent communication skills, is organized and reliable, and is always a pleasure to be around.

Mark is dedicated, talented and creative. I recommend him to you without reservation. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Bill Palladino

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2010 FIFA World Cup: South Africa
2014 FIFA World Cup: Brazil

ANDREW MCCONVILLE
ESPN: MATCH PRODUCER

To Whom It May Concern,

ESPNIt is my great pleasure to write a letter of recommendation for Mark van Hoff. I was fortunate to have Mark as a member of my ESPN team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in his home country of South Africa and again in 2014 in Brazil.

At both World Cups we had a small announce team traveling from stadium to stadium to broadcast matches almost on a daily basis, with Mark being responsible for our match audio, announce position and commentator camera set up. We would travel into the stadium the day of the match with Mark carrying our ESPN specific audio equipment to our assigned position and assembling our broadcast area. As the Producer and head of the team, with Mark handling our audio configuration I was never concerned that we would not be ready on time or set up correctly to broadcast a match. Mark knew the equipment, planned ahead, scouted locations when possible, knew the right people to talk to if issues arose, and solved problems when necessary.

The first word that comes to mind in thinking about Mark is reliability. He got the job done no matter the circumstances. But he also brought many more qualities that make him a valuable employee. He is a hard worker, problem solver and a team player whose main goal was finished product on air. These qualities translated to other areas of the broadcast as well, not just his own responsibilities. He was quick to lend a hand on any aspect of the production, even up to and including travel issues, and his personality helped make the working environment that much more enjoyable.

It was a pleasure to have Mark on our ESPN announce team twice for the single biggest sporting event in the world. Knowing I had Mark on my team made my job easier. That is why I would have Mark with me on any event and why I am happy to recommend him. He would be an asset to any team.

Thank you,

Andrew McConville

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