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Syfy Opposite Worlds Season 1: Worlds Collide Trailer – Filmed with the Overhead Graphlite


Syfy Opposite Worlds Season 1: Worlds Collide Trailer


Worlds Collide Trailer – Behind the Scenes

Filmed with the Overhead Graphlite.

Production Company: Holdfast TV
Executive Producer: Jared Labitsky
Directors: Brumby Boylston + Rich Scurry
3D VFX Supervisor/ 3d Glass/ Lighting/ Rendering: John Nguyen
Pre-vis/ Set Extensions/ Lighting/ Rendering: Gene Arvan
Flame Compositing: Duy Nguyen/ 1pt1

Motion Control Operator: Paul Maples
Motion Control Tech: Craig Shumard

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Technodolly – McDonalds Commercial


Filming a McDonalds commercial with the Technodolly.

Operator: Paul Maples
Tech: Adam Francis

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Franklin Templeton “Emerging Opportunities” Commercial


Franklin Templeton “Emerging Opportunities” Commercial

We shot the live action portions of this commercial with the Graphlite at Goal Line Productions, in Pleasanton, CA (John Madden’s studio). Production had already shot the background plates with a crane and had tracked the shots. The tracked data was fed into Kuper and used to control the Graphlite to capture all of the actors on a green screen cyc. Because the crane that the background plates were shot on was larger than the Graphlite, Mike Leben, the motion control operator, had his work cut out for him. He had to do a ton of math and scaling and Kuper magic to make the shots work. In the end it, it was worth it. The commercial turned out really nice.

The spot was shot on a Red Epic.

Motion Control Operator: Mike Leben
Motion Control Tech: Garritt Hampton


The Impala Motion Control Crane is Here!

Pacific Motion Control just completed work on the Impala motion control camera crane! The compact size and flexibility of the new Impala made shooting a recent independent short film possible. The project was shot at a very small house in Van Nuys, and because of the rig’s light weight, compact size, and relatively long arm the rig was able to acheive shots that no other motion control rig could. During one shoot day, 4 separate setups and very complicate shots were completed, with two setups in a very small kitchen, and two in a small living room, with the track laid in a very narrow space between a wall and a bed. The house had a very high step in the entry way, and the Impala’s light weight allowed it to be easily lifted in to the location by 2 men.

With a width of less than 32 inches, the Impala is able to pass through standard doorways. The light weight and compact frame of the Impala allow it to fit in standar elevators, or to be carried up stairs by a few people.

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Tuborg Commercial – “Make It Tag-Worthy”, Filmed with the Overhead Graphlite


Tuborg Commercial

Filmed in Lithuania with the Overhead Graphlite.
The Overhead Graphlite is a completely portable motion control gantry crane. The system ships worldwide and allows for custom configurations of either a twelve foot or fifteen foot arm, and track lengths from twelve feet to over forty feet, in twelve foot increments. Because the crane is mounted overhead, full range of motion is available without the camera ever seeing the crane or track and the rig offers more than 720° of continuous arm rotation.

Motion Control Operator: Mike Leben
Motion Control Tech: Craig Shumard


Behind the Scenes – Tuborg “Make it Tag-Worthy”

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