Tag: Motion Control Camera

“The Watchmaker” Sony 4K Demonstration Shot With The Gazelle


THE WATCHMAKER from Sean Coles on Vimeo.

“The Watchmaker” was shot for Sony to show at NAB 2014. It was a demonstration of their 4K camera and projector technologies. It was directed by Sean Coles and shot at 4K resolution on a Sony F65. The Gazelle motion control camera crane, and our large motion control turntable were used to film multiple passes of live action, as a master watchmaker (Jeff, The Pocket Watch Guy) worked on antique Hamilton railroad pocket watches. The turntable was outfitted with a 6′ circular top, and held the actor and table. The Gazelle filmed a straight downward crane shot as the turntable rotated precisely to allow for seamless transitions between passes. While most of the flying parts were created digitally, multiple special effects passes were filmed, using monofilament line and various rigs to suspend and puppeteer actual watch parts.

Director – Sean Coles
Production Company – 3rive Productions
Motion Control Operator – Paul Maples
Motion Control Tech – Garritt Hampton


Google Science Fair “Experiment” – Shot In One Pass With The Graphlite

This promo for the Google Science Fair, featuring a fantastic Rube Goldberg machine consisting of typical science fair elements, was filmed in a single continuous pass using the Graphlite motion control camera crane.

Motion Control Operator – Paul Maples
Motion Control Tech – Adam Francis

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Ecko Unlimited Commercial

Spec commercial for Ecko Unlimited featuring a ton of motion control by Pacific Motion. Multiple passes were filmed using the Gazelle motion control camera crane. For the first pass, an actor in a Chroma Green suit was filmed as he “painted” the man on the wall. In the second pass, another actor stood with his back to the wall, then “broke away”, wiped himself off, then walked away. A third pass of clean background plates was then shot. This was done over multiple setups, in an actual dirty parking lot and alley in downtown Los Angeles.

Director – Jack Wung
Motion Control Operator – Paul Maples
Motion Control Techs – Craig Shumard, David Mansour, Garritt Hampton
Gazelle motion control camera crane provided by Pacific Motion Control


Yoplait “Peach” Commercial – Behind the Scenes


Yoplait “Peach” Commercial

Produced by Imaginary Forces
Shot with the Gazelle motion control camera crane, outfitted with our Cheetah track drive motor and a Phantom HD high-speed camera.



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