– Welcome to the Machine –
Our Sonoma California stage is a self-contained visual production studio, offering video, still photography, stop motion, & motion control services.
The foundation of the studio is the GNU (said “new”) or simply #4.
This is the last custom build motion control crane fabricated at ILM. Since then, the rig has morphed into a KUPER-DRAGONFRAME high-speed, live action, stop motion MACHINE – With up to 90′ of track. The crane is transportable ~ a Military Generator powers the unit on remote locations.
This is our studio.
Our coved stage includes full DMX voltage stabilized lighting & a complete grip & lighting package.
An on-site machine and wood shop provides 3D printing, welding, laser & waterjet cutting services.
The post production suite features Adobe, DaVinci, and Maya pipelines, & includes a lounge for music production / recording.
Rental packages are available for motion control rigs, drivers, movers, & turntables.
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- About Us -
Behind the gear ~ you will find Josh Livingston & Peter Williams.
They have over 40 years of combined experience in the film/digital world. Past employment includes ILM, (Colossal) Pictures, Disney & LAIKA.
Resumes available upon request.
MachPhoto is closely connected to a passionate & creative group of Bay Area animators, set designers, builders, & puppeteers. Our mission is to provide a facility for this community to explore it’s vast potential.
Some of our clients include:
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Located in the town of Sonoma CA.
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