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MRMC at Cine Gear Expo, Los Angeles

MRMC at Cine Gear Expo, Los Angeles   3-4 June 2011, Los Angeles Register today MRMC will be exhibiting again this year at Cine Gear, Paramount Pictures Studio Lot. On display and available for demo will be some of our smaller rigs, the Ulti-Head and SFH-50. Follow the link above to register for free before […]

The Modula' Rig – The transformer of motion control rigs

The Modula’ Rig – The transformer of motion control rigs This month saw the debut of the latest addition to the Modula’ Rig, its new jib arm, at the British Society of Cinematographers (BSC) Show in London. The Modula Rig’ is now on its way to Poland, where the new owners, TPS, are eagerly awaiting its […]

*** Dulux Let’s Colour Project ***

Dulux Let’s Colour Project Working with Stink UK and Director Adam Berg (well known in the moco world as the Director of “Carousel” for Phillips, shot using the Milo by the VFX Co.) 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 […]

Ulti Head on track shoot, Gordon Ramsay: Cook Along Live

Ulti Head on track shoot, Gordon Ramsay: Cook Along Live Freelance Operator Ian Menzies recently did a shoot in conjunction with Kontrol Freax and MRMC for a Channel 4 commercial, Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live. Using the Ulti-Head on track and a Genesis camera the first day was spent shooting Gordon. Mimic pan bars were used to control the pan and tilt […]

A 3rd Axis for the Ulti-Head

A 3rd Axis for the Ulti-Head  Mark Roberts Motion Control are proud to announce their latest new option for the high precision pan-tilt Ulti-Head, the MRMC manufactured full roll or 3rd axis. This option was also released at this year’s IBC and was shown on the Talos rig. The 3rd axis can take a wide range of cameras, […]

The Ulti-Head – Head to head with a Gorilla

The Ulti-Head – Head to head with a Gorilla Camera Control Inc. in Santa Monica have over the past several months shot several commercials using their Ulti-Head including this one below for AMP. The Ulti-Head was used on numerous shots allowing the stunt sequences of a gorilla crashing through a glass window to be combined with extras and actors […]

Need Rental Advice on Motion Control Equipment?

Need Rental Advice on Motion Control Equipment? In a recent survey conducted by Mark Roberts Motion Control we found that one of the services you wanted from us was advice and options of what to rent and where to rent motion control equipment from. We are more than happy to offer this service and answer any […]

Motion Control in Colleges and Universities

Motion Control in Colleges and Universities An increasing number of media, film and computer graphics degree courses are including motion control as a major part of their curriculum. While motion control has been a standard part of filming and special FX for many years, it has rarely been given as much importance at higher education […]

The BSC Show, 14th and 15th of March

The BSC Show, 14th and 15th of March 2008 The largest British Society of Cinematographers event will be taking place at Elstree Studios this week on the 14th and 15th (Friday and Saturday). Mark Roberts Motion Control will be there exhibiting our Modula Rig, new SFH-30head and a wireless Ulti-Head. We’ll be giving demonstrations and tutorials on these and […]

CCI on set with Milos and Ulti-heads

CCI on set with Milos and Ulti-heads Camera Control Inc. (CCI), the largest resource of Mark Roberts Motion Control systems on the West Coast of America recently sent us some great shots of some of their equipment on location. CCI have a large inventory including Milos, Milo Long Arm, Slimline Heads, Ulti-heads, Guinness Head, Panther Systems, a […]

Exhibitions, Expos & Conventions – BSC, Cinegear, BIR-TV, IBC

Exhibitions, Expos & Conventions – BSC, Cinegear, BIR-TV, IBC Mark Roberts Motion Control have exhibited newly developed equipment at a number of shows recently and there are some more major exhibitions in the coming weeks. First this year was the British Society of Cinematographers exhibition which was the first public outing for the new Modula’ […]

Wireless and Tilt Options for the Ulti-head

Wireless and Tilt Options for the Ulti-head  New and exciting options are continously being developed for the Ulti-head. At IBC we showed an Ulti-head with the new Pan slip-rings to allow for unlimited rotation. Now we have the secondary tilt support option which adds more rigidity to the L-shaped Ulti-head by easily turning it into […]

Award winning Milo at IBC

Award winning Milo at IBC  IBC Honors Award recipient – Aardman Animations – showing Milo at IBC Yet again Aardman Animations are scooping awards, this time, the IBC International Honour For Excellence has been awarded to the world famous four times Oscar winning company. So to celebrate this and in association with Aardman we will be exhibiting […]


MOTION CONTROL CAMERAS Ian Menzies of Motion Control Cameras speaks to us about how his close association with our team here at Mark Roberts Motion Control has enabled them to be pioneers in the field of Motion Control filming. Ian, a highly experienced motion control operator and in the business for the last 15 years, was the very first operator to […]

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 […]


ULTI-HEADS SHOW OFF THEIR NEW OWNERS Camera Control Inc based in Los Angeles took delivery of two Ulti-heads from Mark Roberts Motion Control in December last year adding to their two Milos and  Panther dolly.   Operators Chris Toth and Jan Beran both seriously contemplating just how good the Ultihead is! Manager, Jason Rau had this to say “After many years of lugging around […]

Prestigious BAFTA Award for Dupe

Prestigious BAFTA Award for Dupe We are very proud to announce that Dupe (featured in our October motion control Blog,) was awarded Best Short Film at the BAFTA Scotland Awards 2005 earlier this month. For those of you overseas or unawares, BAFTA or British Academy of Film & Television Arts Awards are kind of our equivalent to the […]

Greetings from IBC

Greetings from IBC We would like to thank all the visitors who came to see us last month at IBC 2005 in Amsterdam. This was a very successful, ever growing event, and we hope you liked what you saw, including a prototype for the new 360-degree roll for the Ulti-Head. As usual the DVD showreel was […]

Cloning Around – by Chris Waitt

Cloning Around – by Chris Waitt  The challenge of the movie Dupe was that the script called for several identical people. Award-Winning Director Chris Waitt describes how motion control was the answer. Dupe is a short film, funded by the UK Film Council as part of their Digital Shorts scheme. It tells the story of […]

We've moved at IBC

We’ve moved at IBC Unbelievably it’s that time of year again! IBC is less than 5 weeks away.  We’ll be there but please note we will be in a different hall to the previous 5 years – now in Hall 11 along with all other camera equipment, look out for us on Booth 705.  This […]

Ulti-Head Package Pricing From £34,900!

Ulti-Head Package Pricing From £34,900! Do you know you how low-cost Motion Control can be?   Many people do not realise that getting a simple motion control system need not be expensive. In fact, with pricing for an Ulti-Head package starting at £34,900, it costs less than many remote pan and tilt heads which have no motion […]

Ulti-Head at Panavision

Ulti-Head at Panavision At the request of freelance motion control operator/director Jay Mallet we took the Ulti-Head to Panavision UK to try it out with Panavision cameras and lenses and run a few tests. Here are a couple photos showing the afternoon which proved a good success with everyone who saw it.

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