Almost every shot of "Gravity" was made with robotic camera heads from Mo-Sys. We used four Mo-Sys heads attached to industrial robots and cranes. For filming in the lightbox we needed a head that reduced shadows on the actors faces. Mo-Sys came up with some clever ideas and customized two of their Lambda heads with lattice-work space frames that let the light pass through the head unimpeded. All shots were programmed in advance, but Mo-Sys robotics allowed us to change, adapt and re-program on the fly. It gave us the flexibility we needed. The Mo-Sys reliability and precision was essential for this production. I have to say, Mo-Sys ticked all the boxes.
Emmanuel "Chivo" Lubezki, DoP for Gravity
For Plazamedia it’s important that new technologies guarantee faultless systems with high production reliability and a high standard for the editorial and production team. With Mo-Sys' StarTracker we have made a huge leap in the right direction. Now tracking is what it should be, an automatic and reliable process running in the background. We are happy to further the use and quality of virtual graphics together with our customer Sky.”
Joachim Wildt, CEO Plazamedia
Mo-Sys remote camera heads are known for their strength, high-precision, responsiveness and ease of use. We offer an assortment of specific features like gyro stabilization, back-pan tailored for the film as well as the broadcast industry.
At the core of our products is our expertise in manufacturing the finest digital motor drives that enable cameras to be moved remotely without any delay or back-lash. This allowed us to offer few simple solutions for vertical, horizontal or custom shaped camera movements for the temporal use on the cars or permanent installations in TV studios.
Initially starting with mechanical encoding, Mo-Sys now has the largest portfolio of tracking solutions. Our products interface to the most common virtual set applications, such as Brainstorm, Hybrid MC, Orad, RT Software, Vizrt, VR3, Wasp, Xpression.