A client contacted us wanting to shoot a motion control stop frame music video. Pan, tilt, track and focus was required. We had the Animator come in and gave him 2hrs of training on Flair and the SFH-30 head on monorail track. He then dry hired the equipment, went away and we didn't hear from him until he returned the equipment at the end of the shoot. This is what he accomplished.
The scenes within the chapel were shot motion control with the Talos rig. The location was the Palace of Fontainebleau, France. Passes were done with the tigers and without the main talent. Then the tigers were taken out and the main talent was shot. This shoot was done by Motion Control Europe using Mr Moco rentals Talos rig.
"Never thought a Milo would be on the catwalk at a fashion show? Think again! Gainsbury & Whiting came up with the idea of incorporating motion control in the live Paris runway show of Fashion Designer Alexander McQueen. Two identical Milos both on 50 foot of track were positioned on stage capturing the models in their 12 inch high shoes as they paraded the catwalk. Not only were the Milos being used to capture footage, they were a key element to the show itself - with the opening featuring just the rigs on stage moving under spotlights. The show was live in front of the world’s press, fashion designers and celebrities and was also simultaneously broadcast worldwide via the web. The 17 minute broadcast went off like clockwork.
"Working with Stink UK and Director Adam Berg, Let's Colour was shot over five weeks and took us to four continents. The shoot started in Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and ended in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India with a couple of days in Paris and London in between. In Rio and Jodhpur Stink UK required a light weight system with pan tilt and tracking of up to 30m that could be checked in as luggage and flown to these locations with the crew. We customed a rig with the Ulti-Head on track with a belt system that would allow the rig to run on standard dolly rail. In Paris and London the Talos was used with 21m of track. For fill in and multiple viewpoints we used the SFH-30 with DSLR cameras.
Most of the shooting was done using ten or twenty second exposures shooting preplanned moves, with the Arri 435. For the variable speed moves we ramped the camera using the features in Flair from these low frame rates up to 25 fps as part of the move."