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Kevin Bacon EE “Two For One Tickets” Commercial – Filmed with the Zebra


Kevin Bacon EE “Two For One Tickets” Commercial

Kevin Bacon stars as Kevin Bacon and Kevin Bacon and Kevin Bacon and Kevin Bacon and Kevin Bacon in this fantastic commercial for EE. Filmed with the Zebra motion control camera dolly with the Talon repeat head, and three Aerohead repeat heads, this commercial allows Kevin Bacon to reprise his roles from Apollo 13, Animal House, Friday the 13th, Footloose, A Few Good Men, and Hollow Man, with references in dialog to Tremors and Flatliners as well.

This commercial was shot on 6 Panavision Millennium 35mm Film Cameras, with 3 Aeroheads, a Talonon the Zebra, and additional cameras on Sticks. After everything was shot, motion control move data was exported from Kuper (for the zebra), and from the Aeroheads and given to production for use in post.

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Motion Control Operator: Paul Maples
Motion Control Tech: Craig Shumard
Aerohead Tech: Garritt Hampton
Aerohead Tech: Steve McDonagh


Glade 2 in 1 Candles Commercial


“Glade 2 in 1 Candles”
Shot with the Zebra motion control dolly.

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DICK’S Sporting Goods Baseball Commercial – Every Pitch


DICK’S Sporting Goods – “Every Pitch”


DICK’S Sporting Goods – “Every Pitch” – Behind the Scenes

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. This commercial was filmed on location, with the Zebra motion control dolly on a very complicated curved-to-straight-to-curved track. The track setup used 360 degrees of curved track, placed at opposing ends of around 84′ of straight motion control track. To make things more complicated, the track had to be laid on the unlevel grass and dirt surface of a baseball field. This setup required extensive cribbing and apple boxes to level and be made stable. The specialized motion control track was custom built by Mike Sorensen at Sorensen Design International.

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.


IBM “Tasty Data” Commercial


IBM “Tasty Data”

Produced by Park Pictures
Shot with the Zebra motion Control Camera Dolly
Motion Control Operator: Rob Menapace
Motion Control Tech: Craig Shumard


Nissan “Strip Away” Commercial


Nissan – “Strip Away”

Production – Means of Production, Skunk US
Director – Raf Wathion
Agency – TBWA/Chiat Day
Motion Control Provided By Pacific Motion Control, Inc.
Shot with the Zebra motion control camera dolly in Vancouver, BC.
Motion Control Operator: Rob Menapace
Motion Control Tech: Craig Shumard

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