I have been loving my kfx! It is so nice and such a pleasure to work with. Just wanted to let ya know how much I appreciate it. IMDb
Don’t want to jinx anything but this new head is flawless…not one issue. My confidence grows with each shot each day. I cannot thank you enough…you have done it… you got it right with this one on all levels. IMDb
Love the robust, reliable and small footprint of the Aurora. The wheels feel very fluid in comparison. Please keep me posted on any developments. IMDb
A very nice, well manufactured bundle of tools which all work with an outstanding performance. IMDb
MPS Studios, located in Austin and Denver, has 2 Aurora remote heads and we have been dealing with KFX Technology for the past 4 years. As a rule, the heads have been incredibly reliable, but when we have needed maintenance or a broken part fixed, KFX’s service department has proven to be one of the best in the industry. #MPSStudios has never been left waiting for service or spares, and when we need an additional head to cover busy periods, KFX has always been able to help us out. The option to receive spare working pan or tilt gearboxes to use while ours is being updated or repaired is a game changer. This level of service keeps the heads working and making money for us. More MPS Studios: @MPSStudios | MPS on Facebook
As a camera operator I really liked the response from the wheels, no lag, and the wheels are nicely weighted and balanced. It was as if I was using a geared head. I became hooked. The grips loved it for its inherent simplicity and speed of set up, which makes it ideal, not just for cranes and jib arms, but also ladder pods and low hats. Its quick deployment meant we could have it ready for shots anytime, since we can afford to keep it for the run of show
The Aurora head is by far one of the best tools in my DP kit. I use it on an everyday basis be it on a crane or sometimes on a dolly or tripod in small spaces.
On the TV show Scream we carried it for run of show and it was used almost everyday.
In fact, toward the end of show, it got added to the camera carts that rolled on to every set.
I first tried out the Aurora remote head while filming Horrible Bosses 2.
We were looking for a low cost, effective way of keeping a remote head as part of our camera gear for the run of the show.
I immediately fell in love with this piece of equipment.
The Aurora is small, light weight, and very quick to set up.
Our second assistant Roger Wall got checked out and learned how to set it up in less than an hour. It plugs in so quickly and is super compact.
We mainly used this remote head on a Giraffe crane. At times, we extended the arm to the height of 28 feet. Even at this extension, with normal crane drops and dolly moves on track, the Aurora, still felt solid and did not bounce or shake in any noticeable way. This was in spite of supporting a fully loaded ALEXA with a long zoom.
This is the ideal head for someone like me, who is not very technically inclined and yet still wants to achieve the perfect shot without the constant need to change the settings. In this respect the Aurora excels over other remote heads.
We also used the Aurora repeatedly whenever safety was an issue and we did not want to put the operator in danger. It was interchangeable with the ARRI head.
I highly recommend this piece of equipment. It’s a gem.
We’ve just completed Grudge Match and we carried the Aurora remote head on the camera truck for the whole show.
It’s compact and easy for us all to set up without technicians, especially with the one cable system. The Control Box is well designed and my favourite thing about it is that the wheels feel like a geared head – very nicely weighted.
We were able to have it set up in minutes either on the dolly or a crane arm.
We put it through its paces with the Panavision Genesis and an 11-1 Primo zoom but mainly the 4-1 Primo zoom it performed as expected – flawlessly
…and that’s no BS either!
The Aurora is a Great remote head to use too, the controls are simple but most effective. It’s a great tool to have at our disposal every day, we will use it again and again