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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 levels, often because it was so rarely discussed by the top post-production companies unwilling to give away tricks of the trade. Now the secret is out and motion control equipment is finding its way into many different academic facilities, all over the world. Here we feature three who were supplied with equipment last year.

KOREAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS CREATE MAGIC

Last year one of the Motion Control systems supplied was a Talos II (also known as a Mini-Milo) to the Visual Media Lab at Kaist University in Korea. The motion control rig is installed in the same studio as their motion capture equipment, and has been successfully used by their graduates as part of their media course. Here is an example of a project created by three students, consisting of an advertisement for a board game.

Click here to see the board game advert.

Click here to visit Visual Media Lab at Kaist University

The Talos II at Kaist University

The Talos II at Kaist University

The Talos II at Kaist University

BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY – THE FIRST UK UNIVERSITY EQUIPPED WITH IT’S OWN MILO

Last year the Birmingham City University acquired the Milo and have been using it to train their students on motion control. Recently the University was approached by Quench Design to shoot the new title sequence for Maverick TV’s production “How to Look Good Naked” using the university’s Milo.

This is the first time the Department of Visual Communication at the university has collaborated with an industry partner on such a live project and the enormous benefits of such an arrangement are already apparent. Birmingham based production companies are watching developments with interest and other projects are in the pipeline. Two final year students are working as stylists on the shoot and others are involved with rehearsal and preparation. The experience is proving invaluable for the undergraduates and clearly signals a new direction for the university in the way it can contribute to creative activity within the region.

The Milo motion control studio at Birmingham City University

UNIVERSITY OF TEESSIDE GET EQUIPPED WITH MOTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT

The School of Computing at the University of Teesside maintains state of the art equipment across all areas of its work. The University has recently built a new post production/sound stage studio. They have also equipped themselves with motion control technology and are up and running with the Ulti-Head and Modula Base from Mark Roberts Motion Control.

The Ulti-Head and Modula Base at the University of Teesside


The Ulti-Head and Modula Base at the University of Teesside

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