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2-Stage Motion Control Linear Mover – Camera Slider


2-Stage Motion Control Linear Mover – Camera Slider
This linear mover offers nearly 4 feet of travel and can be set up as a single-stage mover with 2 feet of travel. We also offer a 1 foot linear mover.

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Low-Profile Gazelle High-Speed Motion Control Camera Move


Gazelle – High-Speed motion control camera move

This video shows the Gazelle motion control camera crane in its lowest configuration, to shoot under a plexiglass table. This setup was used to shoot a runner for a Nike commercial.

Motion Control Operator: Joshua Cushner
Motion Control Tech: Craig Shumard

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DICK’S Sporting Goods Baseball Commercial – Every Pitch


DICK’S Sporting Goods – “Every Pitch”


DICK’S Sporting Goods – “Every Pitch” – Behind the Scenes

Director – Derek Cianfrance
Produced by – @Radical Media
Motion Control Operator: Mike Leben
Motion Control Tech: Adam Francis

This commercial offers a heartfelt and intimate look at baseball. This commercial was filmed on location, with the Zebra motion control dolly on a very complicated curved-to-straight-to-curved track. The track setup used 360 degrees of curved track, placed at opposing ends of around 84′ of straight motion control track. To make things more complicated, the track had to be laid on the unlevel grass and dirt surface of a baseball field. This setup required extensive cribbing and apple boxes to level and be made stable. The specialized motion control track was custom built by Mike Sorensen at Sorensen Design International.

I hesitate to post these pictures, because it seems like whenever I post pictures of an impressive rig setup or new custom rig I get requests for the same thing, right away. This was a tough one. Curved track is difficult on its own. Curved-to-straight track is a nightmare. This track setup was curved-to-straight-to-curved on grass! Yes we can do it again, but it takes a lot of prep and a ton of setup which means time and money, but in the end the spot looks great.


Nike LeBron X+ Commercial “Shoe Science” – Filmed with the Cheetah high-speed dolly


Nike LeBron X+ Commercial “Shoe Science”
Produced by Juliet Zulu
For a unique perspective, the Cheetah high-speed motion control dolly was used under a plexiglass deck to show how the LeBron X+ shoes react as LeBron James runs and moves. The Cheetah dolly’s 18 feet per second track speed allowed it to keep up with Mr. James without limitations, and the Cheetah’s low profile allowed it to easily move beneath the deck.

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Motion Control Linear Actuator – Closing a Dishwasher Drawer With Precision

Pacific Motion Control offers an extensive line of motion control accessories, including model movers, linear movers, vertical risers, and turntables. Additionally, Pacific Motion can build or adapt custom options for any shoot.

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