London, United Kingdom
Martin Godward020-8930 5000


High Speed Video & Film - Models & Effects - Motion Control

Established in 1985, Pirate are UK independent high speed specialists working in the film and TV industry throughout Europe.

Although we primarily supply Phantom high speed cameras, we can also provide your production with motion controlled equipment such as turntables and linear modelmovers, all of which can be operated by simple hand controllers, as well as unique special effects equipment such as transparent ovens, air cannons and more.

In a motion control studio, the film or video camera is mounted on a mechanism, driven by motors that are controlled by a computer system. Such a mechanism is known as a 'motion control rig'. In addition, the computer system may control the zoom and focus of the camera lens, lighting circuit dimmers and extra mechanisms for moving props, known as 'modelmovers'.

Category Listings

  • Special FX - Animatronics
  • Staging - Revolving

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