One of the major advantages of shooting your film or video in Ukraine is that you will have a wide choice of specialty camera systems and other filming mechanisms. Why is this the case? As you may have guessed from the title, Ukraine is among the world leaders in terms of the design and production of film equipment. While this may be hard to believe, today we will tell you about several reputable companies that will make you a believer.
Filmotechnic: A Proven Industry Leader
Filmotechnic has an illustrious history of producing all kinds of filming equipment including ground-breaking technologies and numerous industry-firsts. While their history dates back to the Soviet era, today they deliver equipment for some of the most prestigious feature films and broadcast productions, such as Mission Impossible, Transformers, Terminator, and many other films as well. Today you will be able to find cutting-edge equipment including stabilized remote heads, stabilized remote arms, camera cranes, and many other technologies as well.
Still not convinced? Let’s take a look at another company making a lot of headway in providing teams with top-quality design and production film equipment.
Gyromotion: The Cutting-Edge in Gyro-Stabilized Systems
Gyromotion is a relatively new player on the film equipment market, but their equipment is already being used by companies in the USA. One of the keys to their success is the use of control algorithms and modern design solutions with high-quality components which provide excellent control and high-precision stabilization of their systems even with strong angular disturbances. You can get all of their devices up and running in a matter of minutes and use them for shooting from fixed and moving surfaces (cars, boats, and other vehicles).
So far we have talked about auto cranes and other filming equipment, but what about motion control? Turns out Ukrainian production companies have you covered here as well.
ILLUMINATOR film Service: Offering High-Speed Motion Control With Jet One
Jet One is a high-speed robotic crane, able to move the filming camera from a speed up to 6 meters per second. It is equipped with 7 moving axles, allowing it to build different camera movement trajectories. The full swing "Arm" is 3.4 m. They also have various mounts that allow you to work with different types of cameras: Alexa, Red, Phantom, Sony, etc. The software is designed in such a way that the focus control can be carried out manually, which means greater accuracy of movement. Its compact dimensions also make it possible to shoot at locations of any complexity.
In addition to this, there are also interesting products which are available for rent in Ukraine, such as Bolt and Bolt Jr. This technology was used to create video games like NBA 2K21 and shoot a commercial for Dell computers. All of these robots work perfectly with high-speed Phantom cameras, which are also presented in Ukraine.
The final motion capture production company we would like to tell you about is MILO which has been used in such blockbuster movies as Spiderman 3, Harry Potter, The Aviator, and many others. MILO is a robotic crane that allows you to freely control the camera in three planes and is able to exactly repeat the given movements, as well as changes in the focal length of the shooting lens. This way MILO allows you to combine any moving object with an arbitrary background, using panning and camera movement.
Ukraine Should Top Your List of Shooting Destinations
Ukraine has become a top shooting destination for some of the leading production companies in the world because it provides film crews with everything they could possibly need. We talked extensively about the production of filming and design equipment, but there’s so much more. There are so many exciting shooting locations to choose from that offer a blend of urbanist, natural, contemporary, post-Soviet, bleached, and colorful spots. You’ll also find that it's a lot easier to shoot in Ukraine due to the lack of red tape.
All of these reasons, and a lot more, is why production companies from all over the world come to Ukraine to shoot their film or video.