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Footballers get behind the camera for new MTV Cribs show

Using a high spec i-phone attached to a handheld camera rig to film from their homes

MTV International has commissioned a new Footballers Stay Home themed series of its MTV Cribs series.

The show, produced by OTRO Studios, will see footballers filming themselves, guided by the production team working remotely from home. Production is already underway, with the show set to premiere on MTV’s international channels on 1st June.

The footballers are using a high spec iPhone attached to a handheld camera rig, allowing the production team to see what the camera sees, in real time, via video conferencing. In addition, the players are hooked up via audio output from this high spec iPhone to the producer, who guides them around their “crib” as if they were in their homes with them.

David Luiz

MTV Cribs: Footballers Stay Home will feature Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and David Luiz, England and Manchester United Midfielder Jesse Lingard, Brazil and Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira, Belgian footballing legend Axel Witsel and FIFA 2017 female player of the year, Lieke Martens

Claire McArdle, managing director, OTRO, said: MTV Cribs is one of those rare things – a cult hit that is still going strong 20 years on – so we are over the moon to be working with MTV International on these special football episodes. Our production team has already done an extraordinary job negotiating the technical challenges of the current situation and we’re looking forward to delivering more unique insights into the home lives of football stars around the world.”