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#1 Sebastian Matthias

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 03:35 PM

hello everybody !
we are planning a fantasy-movie and think about using the viper.lots of steadicam will be used and then combined with motion-control / models.
my question : is the viper a good choice for motion-control with the possibility of undercrankin,overcranking and variable shutter angles ?
is anyone around here who has used the viper with moco ?
any information about shooting moco with the viper would be very much appreciated !


all the best to all of you





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#2 Rob van Gelder

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 10:06 PM

Hi Sebastian, just to be sure you have read the website of them:


Thomson-Viper


Anyway, if your shoot is about a lot of compositing, double passes, blue/greenscreen and such I doubt if there is any better.

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#3 Stephen Williams

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 03:20 AM

hello everybody !
we are planning a fantasy-movie and think about using the viper.lots of steadicam will be used and then combined with motion-control / models.
my question : is the viper a good choice for motion-control with the possibility of undercrankin,overcranking and variable shutter angles ?
is anyone around here who has used the viper with moco ?
any information about shooting moco with the viper would be very much appreciated !
all the best to all of you
sebastian

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Hi,

From memory www.motioncontrol.co.uk have done this. I think a connected company may own a Viper, but I cant see any details on their web site.
Your costs on the MOCO day will probably be higher if you go the viper route as most MOCO's include a Mitchell in the daily rate.

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#4 Sebastian Matthias

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 07:33 AM

dear rob,dear steven !
thank you for your replies.
yes i did look up their homepage, but somehow couldn´t find what i was looking for.
maybe i didn´t look closely enough,it was a bit late the last couple of nights ;)
as far as i know our postsupervisor has got in contact with mtioncontroluk,so maybe there will be some more answers,soon.

thank you again

i´m off for the next shoot but i´ll stay in contact



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#5 Mike Brennan

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 08:57 PM

hello everybody !
we are planning a fantasy-movie and think about using the viper.lots of steadicam will be used and then combined with motion-control / models.
my question : is the viper a good choice for motion-control with the possibility of undercrankin,overcranking and variable shutter angles ?
is anyone around here who has used the viper with moco ?
any information about shooting moco with the viper would be very much appreciated !
all the best to all of you
sebastian

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MotionFX in London have Viper and moco.
Far as I'm aware, noone has been able to integrate undercranking overcranking with shutter angle changes using moco with video camera.


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