SANDSTORM FILMS

TECHNODOLLY

AVAILABLE TO HIRE WITH OUR STUDIO OR ON LOCATION

SANDSTORM FILMS

TECHNODOLLY

AVAILABLE TO HIRE WITH OUR STUDIO OR ON LOCATION

WHAT IS IT?

The TechnoDolly is completely unique. A fully repeatable camera crane and all axis motion control rig in one. Although it looks like a SuperTechnoCrane, every axis is evaluated and is fully repeatable. Use it on main unit productions as a camera crane and at the click of a button repeat the move instantly. Or for smaller crews and motion control work, simply program keyframes or input 3D moves from your VFX department and watch it fly, like a camera crane, from keyframe to keyframe in a way that looks like it’s being operated by a human – rather than a robot. In a nutshell: 

 

  • Multi-axis repeatable camera crane with motion control functionality.
  • Studio or Location operation 
  • Custom built lowloader box van for transport – no tachograph required for flexible delivery and collection to suit production
  • Off the van and setup in under an hour without track and normally 90-120 minutes including track (at ground level)

MONTAGE REEL & HOW TO TECHNO


SANDSTORM TECHNODOLLY REEL 2022


HOW TO TECHNODOLLY FOR DIRECTORS AND DOPs


HOW TO TECHNODOLLY FOR GRIPS


HOW TO TECHNODOLLY FOR THE CAMERA DEPARTMENT


HOW TO TECHNODOLLY FOR VFX SUPERVISORS


HOW TO TECHNODOLLY FOR VIDEO PLAYBACK / QTAKE OPERATOR

THE TECHNO TEAM


TOM WARD

Techno Tom

As happy swinging the crane as he is on the desk, Tom is your go to OP for Technodolly. Tom has worked closely with the SuperTechno team over the years to shape the rig you see today. He is one of the most experienced operators in the world.



TOM DAVIES

Big T

Our go to crane tech: he’s got a wonderfully calm, can-do attitude and crews around the world love working with him. If you’ve been on a film set with Big T you’ll always remember him and the work he’s shot. Because Sandstorm’s rig is quite unique you’ll often find that Tom hands the entire process to Big T on specific shots or sequences.



CAM SMITH

Kitty Cam

For smaller shoots where the crew is minimal Cam comes in to work as head tech and often camera operator. He’s got a natural feel for the ‘wheels of steel’ and a great understanding of the cameras and the TechnoDolly rig. He has the rare combination of physics and computer science you need to make it work.



KITT POPE

The Bear

On larger shoots, the Bear is a must. His gripping and rigging expertise are second to none and you’re guaranteed a TechnoDolly (or ST50, or, well, any other dolly or crane kit) is rigged, balanced and ready to shoot, safely and in record time.


TECHNODOLLY POST-PRODUCTION SPECIALISTS

TECHNODOLLY POST-PRODUCTION

For as long as we’ve specialised in TechnoDolly we’ve also supported the postproduction aspect. The Technodolly can export any move in the FBX file format ready to drop into any CGI software removing the need for 3D camera tracking. The Technodolly can also export camera tracking data in real-time to both Unreal Engine or Autodesk Motionbuilder.

  • Autodesk Media and Entertainment package
  • Maya accepts Technodolly exported moves and can be used to create moves to later import on the Technodolly. 
  • Unreal Engine – For real-time camera export, previz and even LED screens for Virtual Production. 

POST OFFERING

We also have wider post-production facilities including the following:

  • Grading suite with custom build desk and fully air conditioned
  • VFX, 3D, online in one room
  • Dolby approved cinema sound mixing suite & Dedicated voice-over booth

SANDSTORM STUDIOS

STUDIOS

It’s exceptionally common that a TechnoDolly enquiry turns into a studio hire too – so rather than make it difficult for you to find, here are the other services Sandstorm have to offer to help make your production as smooth as possible.

SANDSTORM KIT

KIT

As well as the TechnoDolly and studios we have a lot of kit, whether you simply need an Alexa Classic and a few Prime lenses for affordable test shots ahead of the principle cinematography or an Alexa Mini and Cooke S4i lens set for the main shoot. We have it covered.