MRMC Celebrates its 50th Anniversary!
This year MRMC celebrates its 50th anniversary, and its rate of developing world-class revolutionary products shows no sign of abating. MRMC had its humble beginnings 50 years ago, in 1966, when Australian-born engineer, inventor and part-time racing driver Mark Roberts decided to set up a company to service and upgrade old animation rostrum tables. These […]
Bolt & Cyclops in New VFX Course
A new course created by the guys at fxphd covers Motion Control, Nuke & Deep Compositing. A free video preview of the first class reveals some great behind the scenes footage as well as explaining some methods and techniques used to make the slow motion video. Both the Bolt and the Cyclops were used […]
Oscar Winning Techniques for the Golden Compass
Oscar Winning Techniques for the Golden Compass In the last newsletter we told you about the success of The Golden Compass with its Oscar winning special effects. As part of creating Iorek the polar bear, Framestore CFC commissioned Ian Menzies from Motion Control Cameras to build a mechanical structure which would move with similar motion to a walking or galloping bear when mounted […]
Second User Motion Control Rigs for Sale
Second User Motion Control Rigs for Sale Welcome to the motion control bargain hunters corner! MRMC have for sale a second user CYCLOPS, second user MILO and a second user GRAPHLITE MARK II by Sorensen Designs. This is a rare opportunity to get a motion control rig at a fraction of the cost of a new system. Second user equipment does not […]
Motion Control helps The Golden Compass to the Best Visual Effects Academy Award this year
Motion Control helps The Golden Compass to the Best Visual Effects Academy Award this year It was good news for The Golden Compass at the Academy Awards when they beat off stiff competition from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and Transformers to take Hollywood’s highest accolade in best visual effects. Framestore CFC, who were honoured in Hollywood last week, provided key […]
The RED Camera used on Mark Roberts Motion Control rigs
The RED Camera used on Mark Roberts Motion Control rigs With the first RED cameras shipping at the end of 2007, we are now starting to see them being used in conjunction with precision motion control. Dennis Henry, owner of MC2 used a RED camera on his Cyclops motion control rig and had the following to say, “The shoot […]
The Biggest Rig Ever?
The Biggest Rig Ever? MRMC upgrade The VFX Co’s Cyclops with a 9m Long Arm Is this the biggest motion control rig on the planet? Mark Roberts Motion Control were proud to deliver this month an upgrade to the VFX Co’s Cyclops motion control system to allow it to carry their 9 metre long Carbon Fibre Arm – almost doubling […]
MRMC’s 40th Birthday Celebrations
MRMC’s 40th Birthday Celebrations This year sees the celebration of forty years of innovation from Mark Roberts Motion Control. The history of our company started with Mark Roberts, our founder and chairman, who was born in Western Australia in the early 30’s. After his education in civil engineering he moved to the UK where upon he had several careers including a […]