| The Hardware
Award winning ZEBRA Motion Control Dolly is the first serious, real-time
portable motion control system in the east. Designed and built by Sorensen
Design International, the ZEBRA represents a breakthrough in precision portability
and efficiency and has been proven in hundreds of hours of effects photography
on features such as "Mighty Joe Young", "Sphere", and "Armageddon". Michael Sorensen, the designer of the ZEBRA system, received an Academy Award for advancing the state of the art of real-time motion control technology for the creation of the ZEBRA system. The Gear+Rose ZEBRA is the only one of its kind operating on the East Coast.
In addition to the full ZEBRA system, G+R also offers:
advanced ZEBRA "L-Head" w/ Pan, Tilt, and full 360
degree nodal roll capability (accepts Panavision, Arri,
MovieCam, Mitchell Fries, VistaVision).
movers, turntables, and rigs.
Digital Video record / playback
and mounting hardware for encoding of manual heads, dollies,
and camera cranes.
Kuper Controls RTMC software, from Academy Award Statue winner Bill Tondreau,
capable of controlling as many as 16 channels of motion.
With 20+ years of motion control experience,
Don Canfield is more than simply a motion control operator. He is a problem
solver with the ability to advise and guide clients towards the best solutions
to their motion control needs. We encourage clients to consult with us
in the bidding and pre-production stages to ensure a smooth integration
of motion control components and ancillary requirements into the production
as a whole.
Our Other Services
Beyond motion control, G+R also offers
camera data motion capture, data interpolation and post effects coordination
for the porting of motion data to CGI.