Sir David Attenborough plays with our gear?  Legend. - eMotimo

Sir David Attenborough plays with our gear? Legend.

SDA, or Sir David Attenborough for those of you who aren't super fans, is a force . . . a national treasure.  His voice is iconic. He has narrated countless nature documentaries - mostly with the BBC Natural History Unit.

He narrated the original Planet Earth Series that I fell in love with.  There was a shot where the seasons changed over a year while a camera slid across a hillside.  Spring to Summer to Fall to Winter and back to spring again.  It blew my mind. It made me want to see the world in new ways.  Planet Earth helped inspire me to create eMotimo. 

eMotimo gear has been helping with the new versions of the Planet Earth, as well as all sorts of Natural History docs, but recently, SDA narrated Green Planet, a recent release from BBB's Natural History Unit. On Green Planet eMotimo gear was used extensively to support fine motion control moves for plant growth as well as robotic shots out in the field. This is a screenshot of the BTS from that production.  Shout out to Chris Field (biolapse) for using two ST4 heads to drive custom jibs and sliders to get the shots!  That leafcutter ant sequence was brilliant!

This made my year to know that Sir David Attenborough was playing with gear that I designed. Damn, I wish I could have been there to see it myself - his smile is infectious. 

eMotimo equipment and controllers are playing a part in bringing the next generation of natural history docs to life. I am proud of what I created and quite excited that eMotimo is just getting started on creating tools for creatives.   

Check out how one of our long-time customers, Robert Hollingworth shot the opening scene for Netflix's All Quiet on the Western Front. It just won some awards.  What was it again? Oh yeah - the Oscar for Best Cinematography

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