The Wizards Return: Alex Vs. Alex – Alex Fights Her Evil Side
Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place Reunion Special
Director – Victor Gonzales
VFX Supervisor – Armen Kevorkian
Technodolly Operator – Rob Menapace
Technodolly Tech – Garritt Hampton
Filmed with a Red Epic on the Technodolly.
Behind The Scenes
All “Alex Vs. Alex” fight scenes were filmed with the Technodolly.
The first time we took the new Impala out was for an exciting independent short film directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, called “Valibation”. The crew worked very quickly and was able to get a ton of great shots in a very short time. Sound and Picture magazine was out to cover the shoot and the article featured a great behind-the-scenes video of the impala in action. The director was really happy with the rig and thanked Pacific Motion in the interview. The article also features some great behind-the-scenes pictures of the creature effects used in the short film.
DICK’S Sporting Goods – “Every Pitch”
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. It was filmed using the Zebra on curved and straight track. 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.