Part I: Introduction to Motion Control

This is an unfinished draft for a book I wrote back in 1999 on the topic of motion control. Over the next couple of days I will publish the next three parts, just as it was written and with lots of gaps in the text (I told you it was unfinished).

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. What is motion control?
  3. Why do we need motion control?
  4. How can motion control be used?
    1. Live action
    2. Models
    3. CGI
    4. Tabletop
    5. Animation and timelaps
  5. History of motion control
  6. The motion control crew
    1. Visual Effect Supervisor
    2. Motion Control Coordinator
    3. Assistant Cameraman
    4. Motion Control Operator
    5. Motion Control Grip
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  1. Posted August 26, 2008 at 04:00 | Permalink

    Thanks for your article.

    May I post a couple of typos for your next edit?

    Kubrick is spelled with a “c”. 2001: A Space Odyssey premiered in April, 1968. Jerome Agel’s book “The Making of Kubrick’s 2001″, Allison Castle’s “The Stanley Kubrick Archives” the April, 2001 issue of Cinefex … and a great many others, perhaps much better than these, describe in some detail how the effects were achieved.

  2. Posted August 26, 2008 at 11:58 | Permalink


    It’s corrected now.

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