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80 Ton Platform Control
We were entrusted with the smooth, safe control of a 80 ton platform for the special effects sinking of a Venetian building in a final scene for the James Bond movie Casino Royale.
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Having previously worked with the 007 special effects department, they came to EMP for our industrial control and motion control knowledge looking to create a final scene for a Bond movie, where a Venetian building sinks into a canal.
Working with special effects building structures, we designed the systems to allow the precision control and smooth and safe operation of a huge rig that sank giant motion bases into large water tanks, for carefully choreographed sequences.
Design detail included the mechanics and control of three giant motion bases, the largest weighing 80 tonnes.
We reviewed all systems with the client.
The rig and bases were built, and the control systems programmed.
We worked with the client on different camera angle requirements, interior and exterior, as the stunts and action were planned.
Platforms ready to go, we followed the control requirements of the special effects supervisor, Chris Corbould, to achieve the stunning special effects.