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    MOTION CONTROLLED

    MICROSCOPE

    £900.00 Day / £2700.00 Week
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    MOTION CONTROLLED HOT HEAD

    Another unique piece of equipment built by Pirate, this pan & tilt head can be a cost effective alternative to a full motion control rig. Any film or video camera can be mounted on the platform, such as our 35mm Mitchell S35R or high speed cameras. If the head is hired with our motion control option, it can be supplied with Canon video lenses with built-in zoom & focus motors. If using film camera lenses, matte rail mounted motors can be supplied. If the story board doesn't need more axes to move, why hire a full blown rig?
    Rig & Motion Control Equipment
    £600.00 Day
    Operator (10 Hrs. incl. travel time)
    £350.00 Day
    Operator overtime (+10 Hrs) charged at time + half
    Technical Details:
    Pan axis: maximum angular speed 30 degrees/s, maximum angular travel +/-90 degrees
    Tilt axis: maximum angular speed 30 degrees/s, maximum angular travel +/-45 degrees
    This hot head was used with motion control to shoot Vodafone's 'Blackberry' (a mobile email device) commercial in which a pre-programmed move was 'played' at a four of different, real locations - London City Airport, a road-side layby, a board room in the City of London and finally an office lift interior. The move mimicked the POV of a Blackberry user from looking down at their Blackberry, up to the scene before them and back down again. In post production, the series of takes were linked end to end to give the illusion that each time the user looked up, the scene changed before them - the Blackberry was always in the same place in their hands.
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    SLOW ROTARY MODELMOVER

    MM1(TURNTABLE) & SPEED

    CONTROLLER

    Supplied with a simple controller, powered by a 13 amp socket, the turntable can be ramped up to a maximum speed in either direction of one revolution every 6 seconds (or 10 revolutions per minute). The turntable is of the highest quality providing a very smooth movement. Capable of carrying light loads, fitted with either a face plate of 180mm diameter, a turntable top of 520mm diameter or three-jaw chuck to hold your prop. Supplied with the sturdy stand shown but it can also be used with a lighting stand. Most clients do not need an operator with this equipment and it can be easily delivered & collected.
    Model Mover MM1
    £205.00 Day / 61500 Week
    with 3 jaw chuck
    with with tabletop
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    FAST ROTARY MODELMOVER

    MM9(TURNTABLE) & SPEED

    CONTROLLER

    Supplied with a simple speed controller, powered by a 13 amp socket, the turntable can be ramped up to a maximum speed in either direction of one revolution in 2 seconds (30 revolutions per minute). The turntable is of the highest quality providing a very smooth movement. Capable of carrying light loads, fitted with either a face plate of 180mm diameter, a turntable top of 520mm diameter or three-jaw chuck to hold your prop. Supplied with the sturdy stand shown but can be used with a lighting stand. Most clients do not need an operator with this equipment. Easily delivered and collected.
    Modelmover MM9
    £205.00 day / £615.00 week
    with 3 jaw chuck
    with tabletop
    speed controller
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    LARGE FLOOR TURNTABLE

    (ROTATING STAGE) & SPEED

    CONTROLLER

    This high quality, smooth running turntable has a diameter of 1.17m, standing approximately 230mm off the floor and is capable of moving 1250 kg. It is fitted with a high-grip rubber mat and eight adjustable feet for leveling. Supplied with a simple controller, powered by a 13 amp socket, the turntable can be ramped up to a maximum speed in either direction of one revolution every 4 seconds unladen (or 15 revolutions/minute). A special feature is the incorporation of scaffold clamp mounting points, allowing structures or lights to be easily mounted (scaffold clamps are supplied as part of the standard kit). For ease of delivery & collection the turntable is mounted on a custom-made trolley: please note that transport should preferably include a tail-lift - this unit is very heavy! Most clients do not require an operator with this unit.
    Large Floor Turntable
    £250.00 Day / £750.00 Week
    typical use
    speed controller
    using scaffolding clamps
    transport trolly
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    COMBINATION LINEAR MM3

    & ROTARY MODELMOVER MM1

    This device is used to give the illusion of a spinning object sliding past the camera in extreme close-up. A super smooth linear modelmover constructed from a linear ballscrew for extreme close-up work. Fitted on two lighting spigots for convenient handling in the studio. The carriage is fitted with a rotary modelmover, which can carry either a chuck (as shown) or a face plate/turntable top (see: Rotary Modelmover MM1). The combination can be used to create complex smooth moves. It is recommended that the unit is operated by a member of Pirate.
    Equipment £330 Day, Operator £350.00 10 Hr Day (incl. travel time).
    Operator overtime hours at time + half
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    COMBINATION LINEAR MM3R

    & ROTATING ROD MODELMOVER

    MM8

    The linear modelmover's carriage is fitted with a rotary modelmover driving a 20mm diameter solid rod. By fixing an object on the rod's end and mounting the linear modelmover vertically, an object can be made to rise and rotate through the air. By combining this rig with the main motion control rig very complex and rapid moves can be created.
    Equipment £330 Day, Operator £350.00 10 Hr Day (incl. travel time).
    Operator overtime hours at time + half
    Technical Details:
    Linear Modelmover : max travel 550mm, max speed xxmm/s
    Rotary Modelmover : max speed xx revolutions per second
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    COMBINATION LINEAR MM6

    & ROTARY MODELMOVER MM5

    This device is used to give the illusion of a spinning object sliding past the camera. The linear modelmover's carriage is fitted with a rotary modelmover, which rotates the object. By combining this rig with the main motion control rig very complex and rapid moves can be created.
    Equipment £330 Day, Operator £350.00 10 Hr Day (incl. travel time).
    Operator overtime hours at time + half
    Technical Details:
    Linear Modelmover : max travel 450mm, max speed xxmm/s
    Rotary Modelmover : max speed xx revolutions per second
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    LINEAR MODELMOVER MM4

    & SPEED CONTROLLER

    Basic linear modelmover based on v-rails and toothed drive belt. Not suitable for super close-up work. Fitted with two lighting spigots for convenient handling in the studio. The carriage has a universal block with holes to accept standard camera-threads and lighting spigots. Typical use is to drive a lights, such as Dedo or 1kW. It is recommended that the unit is operated by a member of Pirate.
    Equipment £180 Day / £540.00 , Operator £350.00 10 Hr Day (incl. travel time).
    Operator overtime hours at time + half
    Technical Details:
    Max travel 450mm, max speed xxmm/s
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    LINEAR MODELMOVER WITH ROD

    MM3R & SPEED CONTROLLER

    A super-smooth linear modelmover constructed from a linear ballscrew. Suitable for super close-up work. Mounted on two lighting spigots for easy holding in the studio. The carriage has M6 tapped holes for mounting a model onto. and has an optional 20mm diameter rod which protrudes through the end on the casing, as shown. Typical use is for moving models smoothly, particularly in close-up. The rod can be used to drive a model 'in fresh air'. It is recommended that the unit is operated by a member of Pirate.
    Equipment £180.00 Day / £540.00 Week. With Operator + £350.00 10 Hr Day (incl. travel time).
    Operator overtime hours at time + half
    Technical Details:
    Linear Modelmover : max travel 700mm, max speed xxmm/s
    Rotary Modelmover : max speed xx revolutions per second
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    MOTION CONTROLLED

    GIMBAL RIG

    The Gimbal rig allows an object to be pivoted about a virtual centre, for example its mid point. The object is usually mounted on a rod which is held vertically in a three-jaw chuck held on a modelmover. This is mounted on an arm, can be swung around a horizontal axis by second modelmover. By adjusting the height of the object such that it lines up with the horizontal swing axis, it can be swivelled about two axes simultaneously. This gives the illusion of the object tumbling through space. By combining the rig with the main motion control rig, very complex and rapid moves can be created.
     There are two sizes of arms available: choice would depend on usage - please call for advice.
     
    The title sequence for BBC TV's 9 O'clock News was created by mounting outline maps on the Gimball Rig and shooting a number of complex moves. Editing several takes together as graphic layers created a sophisticated CGI look.
     
    When hiring Pirate's main motion control facility, this rig forms part of the standard equipment list and is included in the normal hire fee. It is also available for separate hire, but is usually hired with an operator. It may be operated with standard speed controllers or fully motion controlled for repeatable, substitution moves.
    Stand-Alone Hire
    Rig & Speed Controllers (NOT motion controller)
    £300.00 Day
    Rig & Motion Control Equipment
    £600.00 Day
    Operator (10 Hr Day, incl. travel time)
    £350.00 Day
    Operator overtime (10 Hrs +) at time + half
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    OBJECTS -THROUGH-LIQUID RIG

    This rig has been used extensively in product commercials featuring liquid, for example in food and beauty product commercials. The product can be raised or lowered through a liquid surface, say, smoothly. A linear modelmover is mounted below a glass tank, pushing a rod through a seal tank base. If one uses motion control, the movement can be repeatable, enabling wet and dry substitution takes. In the edit, the wet surface can be 'mixed off' to dry as the item rises out of the liquid surface. In addition, a rotary modelmover can be used to rotate the rod simultaneously. Please call for details.
    Equipment £350 Day, Operator £350.00 10 Hr Day (incl. travel time).
    Operator overtime hours at time + half

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    MOTION CONTROLLED

    MICROSCOPE

    £900.00 Day / £2700.00 Week
  •  

    MOTION CONTROLLED HOT HEAD

    Another unique piece of equipment built by Pirate, this pan & tilt head can be a cost effective alternative to a full motion control rig. Any film or video camera can be mounted on the platform, such as our 35mm Mitchell S35R or high speed cameras. If the head is hired with our motion control option, it can be supplied with Canon video lenses with built-in zoom & focus motors. If using film camera lenses, matte rail mounted motors can be supplied. If the story board doesn't need more axes to move, why hire a full blown rig?
    Rig & Motion Control Equipment
    £600.00 Day
    Operator (10 Hrs. incl. travel time)
    £350.00 Day
    Operator overtime (+10 Hrs) charged at time + half
    Technical Details:
    Pan axis: maximum angular speed 30 degrees/s, maximum angular travel +/-90 degrees
    Tilt axis: maximum angular speed 30 degrees/s, maximum angular travel +/-45 degrees
    This hot head was used with motion control to shoot Vodafone's 'Blackberry' (a mobile email device) commercial in which a pre-programmed move was 'played' at a four of different, real locations - London City Airport, a road-side layby, a board room in the City of London and finally an office lift interior. The move mimicked the POV of a Blackberry user from looking down at their Blackberry, up to the scene before them and back down again. In post production, the series of takes were linked end to end to give the illusion that each time the user looked up, the scene changed before them - the Blackberry was always in the same place in their hands.
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    SLOW ROTARY MODELMOVER

    MM1(TURNTABLE) & SPEED

    CONTROLLER

    Supplied with a simple controller, powered by a 13 amp socket, the turntable can be ramped up to a maximum speed in either direction of one revolution every 6 seconds (or 10 revolutions per minute). The turntable is of the highest quality providing a very smooth movement. Capable of carrying light loads, fitted with either a face plate of 180mm diameter, a turntable top of 520mm diameter or three-jaw chuck to hold your prop. Supplied with the sturdy stand shown but it can also be used with a lighting stand. Most clients do not need an operator with this equipment and it can be easily delivered & collected.
    Model Mover MM1
    £205.00 Day / £615.00 Week
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    FAST ROTARY MODELMOVER

    MM9(TURNTABLE) & SPEED

    CONTROLLER

    Supplied with a simple speed controller, powered by a 13 amp socket, the turntable can be ramped up to a maximum speed in either direction of one revolution in 2 seconds (30 revolutions per minute). The turntable is of the highest quality providing a very smooth movement. Capable of carrying light loads, fitted with either a face plate of 180mm diameter, a turntable top of 520mm diameter or three-jaw chuck to hold your prop. Supplied with the sturdy stand shown but can be used with a lighting stand. Most clients do not need an operator with this equipment. Easily delivered and collected.
    Modelmover MM9
    £205.00 day / £615.00 week
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    LARGE FLOOR TURNTABLE

    (ROTATING STAGE) & SPEED

    CONTROLLER

    This high quality, smooth running turntable has a diameter of 1.17m, standing approximately 230mm off the floor and is capable of moving 1250 kg. It is fitted with a high-grip rubber mat and eight adjustable feet for leveling. Supplied with a simple controller, powered by a 13 amp socket, the turntable can be ramped up to a maximum speed in either direction of one revolution every 4 seconds unladen (or 15 revolutions/minute). A special feature is the incorporation of scaffold clamp mounting points, allowing structures or lights to be easily mounted (scaffold clamps are supplied as part of the standard kit). For ease of delivery & collection the turntable is mounted on a custom-made trolley: please note that transport should preferably include a tail-lift - this unit is very heavy! Most clients do not require an operator with this unit.
    Large Floor Turntable
    £250.00 Day / £750.00 Week
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    COMBINATION LINEAR MM3

    & ROTARY MODELMOVER MM1

    This device is used to give the illusion of a spinning object sliding past the camera in extreme close-up. A super smooth linear modelmover constructed from a linear ballscrew for extreme close-up work. Fitted on two lighting spigots for convenient handling in the studio. The carriage is fitted with a rotary modelmover, which can carry either a chuck (as shown) or a face plate/turntable top (see: Rotary Modelmover MM1). The combination can be used to create complex smooth moves. It is recommended that the unit is operated by a member of Pirate.
    Equipment £330 Day, Operator £350.00 10 Hr Day (incl. travel time).
    Operator overtime hours at time + half
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    COMBINATION LINEAR MM3R

    & ROTATING ROD MODELMOVER

    MM8

    The linear modelmover's carriage is fitted with a rotary modelmover driving a 20mm diameter solid rod. By fixing an object on the rod's end and mounting the linear modelmover vertically, an object can be made to rise and rotate through the air. By combining this rig with the main motion control rig very complex and rapid moves can be created.
    Equipment £330 Day, Operator £350.00 10 Hr Day (incl. travel time).
    Operator overtime hours at time + half
    Technical Details:
    Linear Modelmover : max travel 550mm, max speed xxmm/s
    Rotary Modelmover : max speed xx revolutions per second
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    COMBINATION LINEAR MM6

    & ROTARY MODELMOVER MM5

    This device is used to give the illusion of a spinning object sliding past the camera. The linear modelmover's carriage is fitted with a rotary modelmover, which rotates the object. By combining this rig with the main motion control rig very complex and rapid moves can be created.
    Equipment £330 Day, Operator £350.00 10 Hr Day (incl. travel time).
    Operator overtime hours at time + half
    Technical Details:
    Linear Modelmover : max travel 450mm, max speed xxmm/s
    Rotary Modelmover : max speed xx revolutions per second
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    LINEAR MODELMOVER MM4

    & SPEED CONTROLLER

    Basic linear modelmover based on v-rails and toothed drive belt. Not suitable for super close-up work. Fitted with two lighting spigots for convenient handling in the studio. The carriage has a universal block with holes to accept standard camera-threads and lighting spigots. Typical use is to drive a lights, such as Dedo or 1kW. It is recommended that the unit is operated by a member of Pirate.
    Equipment £180 Day / £540.00 , Operator £350.00 10 Hr Day (incl. travel time).
    Operator overtime hours at time + half
    Technical Details:
    Max travel 450mm, max speed xxmm/s
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    LINEAR MODELMOVER WITH ROD

    MM3R & SPEED CONTROLLER

    A super-smooth linear modelmover constructed from a linear ballscrew. Suitable for super close-up work. Mounted on two lighting spigots for easy holding in the studio. The carriage has M6 tapped holes for mounting a model onto. and has an optional 20mm diameter rod which protrudes through the end on the casing, as shown. Typical use is for moving models smoothly, particularly in close-up. The rod can be used to drive a model 'in fresh air'. It is recommended that the unit is operated by a member of Pirate.
    Equipment £180.00 Day / £540.00 Week. With Operator + £350.00 10 Hr Day (incl. travel time).
    Operator overtime hours at time + half
    Technical Details:
    Linear Modelmover : max travel 700mm, max speed xxmm/s
    Rotary Modelmover : max speed xx revolutions per second
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    MOTION CONTROLLED

    GIMBAL RIG

    The Gimbal rig allows an object to be pivoted about a virtual centre, for example its mid point. The object is usually mounted on a rod which is held vertically in a three-jaw chuck held on a modelmover. This is mounted on an arm, can be swung around a horizontal axis by second modelmover. By adjusting the height of the object such that it lines up with the horizontal swing axis, it can be swivelled about two axes simultaneously. This gives the illusion of the object tumbling through space. By combining the rig with the main motion control rig, very complex and rapid moves can be created.
     There are two sizes of arms available: choice would depend on usage - please call for advice.
     
    The title sequence for BBC TV's 9 O'clock News was created by mounting outline maps on the Gimball Rig and shooting a number of complex moves. Editing several takes together as graphic layers created a sophisticated CGI look.
     
    When hiring Pirate's main motion control facility, this rig forms part of the standard equipment list and is included in the normal hire fee. It is also available for separate hire, but is usually hired with an operator. It may be operated with standard speed controllers or fully motion controlled for repeatable, substitution moves.
    Stand-Alone Hire
    Rig & Speed Controllers (NOT motion controller)
    £300.00 Day
    Rig & Motion Control Equipment
    £600.00 Day
    Operator (10 Hr Day, incl. travel time)
    £350.00 Day
    Operator overtime (10 Hrs +) at time + half
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    OBJECTS -THROUGH-LIQUID RIG

    This rig has been used extensively in product commercials featuring liquid, for example in food and beauty product commercials. The product can be raised or lowered through a liquid surface, say, smoothly. A linear modelmover is mounted below a glass tank, pushing a rod through a seal tank base. If one uses motion control, the movement can be repeatable, enabling wet and dry substitution takes. In the edit, the wet surface can be 'mixed off' to dry as the item rises out of the liquid surface. In addition, a rotary modelmover can be used to rotate the rod simultaneously. Please call for details.
    Equipment £350 Day, Operator £350.00 10 Hr Day (incl. travel time).
    Operator overtime hours at time + half