Tag: Red Epic

NBC “Believe” Promo – Filmed with the Cheetah Dolly


NBC “Believe” Promo 2 “Feel It”


NBC “Believe” Promo 2 “Feel It” – Behind the Scenes

This promo is called “Feel It” and was filmed with the Cheetah high-speed motion control Dolly from Pacific Motion Control. The Cheetah dolly was used to film multiple passes, including background plates, special effects (cars falling), and actor passes. In a shot like this, many times actors are filmed separately from special effects for safety. These multiple passes are then combined in post for a seamless effect. In order to ensure that all passes match, Kuper motion control software provides camera sync, via a shutter pulse from film or professional digital cameras (Red Epic, Arri Alexa), or through video sync (Genlock) by using a converter. Kuper can also be slaved to timecode to allow for synced audio. The spot was filmed at Disney’s Golden Oak Ranch on a Phantom high-speed camera.

Promo for NBC’s new J.J. Abrams show, “Believe”, features Kelly Sweet’s cover of Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight”.


Jordan Flight Plate Innovation Film featuring King Bach – Filmed with the Technodolly


Jordan Flight Plate Innovation Film featuring King Bach
Technodolly Operator: Paul Maples
Technodolly Tech: Garritt Hampton
Director: Seth Epstein

In the words of the director, “shot over a long day, King Bach played 10+ characters (not all of em made it ). Shot on Red and using motion control we created a single camera move where he comes into scene as different characters”.

For this shot, which appears as an approximately 250′ continous track move, we set up 60′ of track on a green cyclorama stage in Hollywood. We programmed a very simple, 2 keyframe camera move, tracking straight back with the arm offset away from the track. The whole track move was approximately 50′ long and had to be a consistent speed. Using the maximum cartesian speed function on the Technodolly, we set a top track speed of about 1 Meter per second, then repeated the move many times as King Bach played numerous different characters (Twinning Shot). The same move was used to film additional actors (athletes), some of whom appear in the final commercial and some who don’t. The Technodolly worked continuously for around 17 hours without any problems and the quiet operation of the Technodolly allowed all of the dialog to be recorded live.

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Mo-Fi – True. Mobile. High Fidelity. – Product Sneak Peak Shot at Pacific Motion Control

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Mo-Fi – True. Mobile. High Fidelity.

This sneak peak for a new product from Blue Microphones was shot on the Gazelle motion control camera crane, at the Pacific Motion Control stage. Check out the campaign at UnleashMoFi.com

DP: AJ Raitano
Motion Control Operator: Joshua Cushner
Motion Control Tech: Garritt Hampton

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“Kevin Love” | 2014 Taco Bell XXL Steak Nachos Commercial – Filmed with the Technodolly


“Kevin Love” | 2014 Taco Bell XXL Steak Nachos Commercial

Production Company: Arf & Co.
Technodolly Operator: Anthony Jacques
Technodolly Tech: Garritt Hampton
Technodolly Tech: Jordan Hristov

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Bud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-Rita Commercial


Bud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-Rita

This commercial was filmed with the Impala motion control crane base, with no arm. The rig was used to move the camera (a RED Epic) and the can across a real ice bar.

Production Company: Logan & Sons
Motion Control Operator: Joshua Cushner
Motion Control Tech: Garritt Hampton

Impala Bogey - Bud Lite Lime-A_Rita - Ice Bar

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