See the new KFX Technology motorised Slider on Ronford Baker stand 209 at BSC Expo, 29-30 January 2016, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
Last Updated: January 21, 2016 3:17 pm GMT
(New York, New York--January 21, 2016) KFX Technology will launch their new high end motorised slider at the BSC Expo 2016 on the Ronford Baker stand, #209. KFX Technology was chosen by Ronford Baker to collaborate on motorising their well known sliders after impressing them with the high quality engineering of the KFX Aurora Remote Head. The Aurora head is precision engineered, easy and intuitive to use, with more than enough power for the most demanding applications, and already has an established success and reputation in the movie industry worldwide.
KFX Technology’s CEO Steve Scammell: “KFX Technology, now based in New York, emerged from Kontrol Freax Ltd, a company that was among the first to offer lightweight motion control to the UK film market. Eventually working world wide from USA to China to Indonesia, Kontrol Freax worked with the BBC Planet Earth Team to bring Hollywood production values to natural history programming. KFX’ second collaboration with the BBC Natural History Unit saw us design a bespoke lightweight motion control system for use on the Frozen Planet TV series.”
“The experience gained from creating technology that works reliably and is easy to use in those extreme conditions was put to use in the development of the Aurora remote head and now the slider motor. Plug and play design and ease of use are at the core of our design philosophy as well as reliability. Recent productions include Mission Impossible 5, Spectre, Star Wars the Force Awakens, Insurgent, Daddy's Home and Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones and Victor Frankenstein.”
“Now the Aurora head and slider motor work together to form a 3 axis system remotely controlled through just one cable. The 5 minute set up time for the head and slider allows for more flexibility on set to create more unique shots without lengthy rigging time, using the slider and head in either overslung or underslung mode.”
KFX Technology was born out of Kontrol Freax Ltd, a London-based company that helped to introduce affordable, portable motion control technology to the UK and beyond. Following work on the award winning BBC Planet Earth TV show KFX went on to design and build innovative and reliable motion control equipment for the follow up Frozen Planet TV show that worked in the most extreme conditions. Drawing on this experience, KFX Technology have been quietly engineering a revolution for the world of remote heads putting simplicity, reliability and usability at the forefront of our design philosophy. We have designed and built the Aurora Remote Head specifically for use as a 'run of show' head. In addition to our dedication to designing simpler on set tools we also back this up with great customer service, from experienced camera operators and technicians who have been proud to work on Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters.
1) KFX Slider Motor powering the Ronford Baker Slider 2 ) KFX Hand control for the slider motor 3 ) The KFX Technology Aurora remote head