KFX Technology was chosen by Ronford Baker to collaborate on motorising their sliders after impressing them with the quality engineering of the KFX Aurora Remote Head.
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 five 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.”