An in-house tabletop studio that takes your creativity to new heights.

VISUAL ENGINEERING

vi-zhoo-uhl en-juh-neer-ing
verb: relating to seeing or sight when applied with science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of motors, pneumatics, and specialty rigs all working together to capture badass shots for commercials.

CREATIVITY WITHOUT LIMITS

We are collaborators who help take your ideas to the next level while maintaining your vision. Through technology, our tabletop studio allows you to engineer your shots with precision to fully realize your vision.

OUR SERVICES

Directing  •  Creative/Art Direction

Prop Styling  •  Set Design

Rig Fabrication  •  Photography

BRANDS

Jack Daniels  •  McDonald’s  •  Nike

Hidden Valley  •  Brita  •  Oui by Yoplait

Rebel Girls  •  Walmart

FOCUS ON WHAT REALLY MATTERS

Our in-house team has the ability to prepare for shoots while allowing for optimal efficiency, maintaining the flexibility your project demands.

NOT EVERY SHOT SHOULD BE SLOW MOTION

But when the time is right... it has to look amazing, showcasing your products like never before.

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REMOTE VIDEO VILLAGE

Your safety is our priority. Across a secure fiber network, you're able to be on set in our tabletop studio without leaving home. With multiple video feeds, the only thing you’ll miss from the set is craft service.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you do complete production through post-production to delivery?
A: Yes, we got our start as a post-house specializing in animation, color, and VFX.

Q: Do you shoot photography?
A: Yes. You can request to see our photography portfolio if you’d like.

Q: How big is your studio’s shooting space?
A: Our shooting space is 20′ x 20′ with a 12′ ceiling.

Q: Can I rent just the robot and studio space?
A: Yes, just know the robot will need to be operated by our experienced tech.

Q: How much is the robot/studio for a 1-day rental?
A: 7K for the day, that comes with our tech and RED Gemini camera package with Tokina Cinema Primes.

Q: Does the robot/studio rental come with Grip and Electric?
A: Yes, we have a 1/2 ton Grip package that you’re free to use as well as our lights. The list is available upon request.

Q: What camera packages do you have?
A: We have a complete Red Gemini package as well as a Phantom VEO 4K package.

Q: What lenses do you have?
A: We have a Tokina Cinema Prime lens package (18, 25, 35, 50, 85 all at T1.5 and 100mm macro at T2.9). We also have a complete set of Veydra micro 4/3s lenses.

Q: Can you bring the robot to a location?
A: Yes, however, there are many variables that would need to be worked out on a per-project basis. The rate for on-location shooting will have additional costs.

Q: What are the power requirements for the robot?
A: Single-phase, 208v or 220v.

Q: How much time would you need to set up?
A: 3 hours but we’d recommend a prep day.

Q: How many people does it take to run the robot on location?
A: When on location, 2 people, 1 robot tech, and 1 assistant.

Q: How many people does it take to run the robot at Bubba’s studio?
A: 1 robot tech.

Q: How long does it take to program a shot?
A: It depends on the shot but usually not more than an hour for difficult shots and a few minutes for easier ones.

Q: How many shots do you typically do in a day?
A: 8 – 10

Q: Can I rent the robot without an operator?
A: One of our experienced techs needs to come with the robot for both quality assurance and safety.

Q: How precise is the robot?
A: The robot can repeat moves with a .02mm precision.

Q: Does the robot vibrate or shake?
A: Depending on the move that is programmed, there might be a small amount of shake or vibrations in the shot. Factors include the weight of the camera package, the motion of the arm, the speed of the robot move. We’ve spent a great deal of effort to minimize vibrations and have methods to improve them while we’re shooting. We can also stabilize shots after in VFX to remove any shake altogether.

Q: Do you have a track for the robot?
A: Not yet but we’re planning on acquiring one soon.

Q: Can moves be programed on a prep day and then recalled while shooting?
A: Yes.

Q: Is there a limit to the number of moves that can be programmed and saved?
A: No.

Q: How fast can the robot move?
A: It can track items falling through the air.