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Dracula Untold – Filmed with the Graphlite


Dracula Untold – Official Trailer (HD)


Dracula Untold – Behind the Scenes

The Graphlite motion control crane was used to shoot high-speed and visual effects shots. The long arm of the Graphlite allowed large circular shots to be filmed without using circular track. The portability of the Graphlite allowed these scenes to be filmed in Georgia.

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Interstellar – Directed by Christopher Nolan, Coming November 7, 2014


Interstellar – Directed by Christopher Nolan

It’s nice to see directors shooting miniatures on film. and understanding that every visual effects shot in a movie doesn’t have to be CG. Thanks Christopher Nolan!

2:00 to 2:15 feature beautifully shot miniatures.

Interstellar, Starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, is coming November 7, 2014. Visit www.interstellarmovie.com/ and IMDB for more information.

Motion Control Operator – Joshua Cushner
Motion Control Operator – Paul Maples
Motion Control Operator – Rob Menapace (NAC Motion Base)
Motion Control Technician – Craig Shumard
Motion Control Technician – Adam Francis
Motion Control Technician – Garritt Hampton


Da Vinci Code Promo- Motion Control by Pacific Motion


DaVinci Code Promo

Production Company – Engine Room
Motion Control by Pacific Motion

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Overhead Graphlite Featured on the Cover of Sound and Picture Magazine’s Winter 2010 Issue – Tron Legacy

Sound and Picture Magazine Cover - Winter 2010 - Tron Legacy
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When Claudio Miranda, ASC was deciding how to shoot several pivotal scenes in Tron Legacy, he determined that due to the weight of the dual Sony F35 3D camera package and the multilevel sets, traditional Steadicam shots would be impossible. He wanted a rig with the flexibility of a Steadicam, the ability to go anywhere and provide rock solid movement for the heavy camera package.

Claudio had worked with Pacific Motion Control before and was familiar with many of our rigs, so he called to see if we could make these shots happen. As we talked with Claudio, we determined that what was needed for the job was a portable, overhead motion control crane system – a system that didn’t exist. This was a challenge that we were determined to meet. Over the next few weeks, we custom built the Overhead Graphlite system to meet the needs of the production. This rig is totally portable. In fact, it’s first job (Tron) was over 1,200 miles away from our shop. The rig provided 48′ of linear movement (adaptable from 12′-72′), 15 feet of arm reach, 360+ degrees (infinite) of swing, 45 degrees of boom travel, 360+ degrees of pan and tilt. It did all of this while carrying a camera package that weighed 90 pounds!

With little time to complete the build and test the rig before shooting, Tron Legacy would be a trial by fire, but the rig performed flawlessly. During the weeks of filming the rig never missed a beat, and enabled the crew to capture amazing shots, including a fight scene shot in a continuous circle, with over 1080 degrees of movement!

Photography By Douglas Curran
Courtesy of Disney Enterprises, Inc

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