Our studios are kitted out with range of lighting equipment to suit any stop-motion production, from large scale shoots to small, intricate sets. This includes comprehensive lamp options from Arri, Strand and Dedolight. Studio 1 is equipped with an 18-way dimmer rack and lighting desk, with four overhead space lights. Four 6-way dimmer racks are also available for use in any of our three studios.
- Arri 150w Fresnels
- Arri 300w
- Arri 1kw
- Arri 2kw
- Arri 2.5kw Softs
- Arri 5kw Softs
- Arri Minifloods
- Strand 650w Fresnels
- Strand 1kw Fresnels
- Head Dedolight kits
- 12v mini profiles and birdies
- LED 10w, 20w and 50w floodlights
- 4x space lights (Studio 1)
- 18-way dimmer rack and lighting desk (Studio 1)
- 6-way dimmer racks.
At A+C Studios we shoot with Canon cameras, and are equipped with the latest industry-recommended Canon EOS R models, complete with Stop Motion Animation firmware to greatly enhance the shooting experience for animators. Our lens kits include high quality prime lenses from Nikon and Zeiss.
- Canon EOS R cameras
- Canon EOS 1D Mark IV cameras
- Selection of Zeiss lenses
- Selection of Nikon lenses.
A variety of rigging equipment is available to use throughout any of our three studios, with fixed equipment such as an infinity cove in Studio 1 and lighting scaffold rigging in Studio 2. Colorama backgrounds including chroma options are available in a wide variety of colours, and Manfrotto Salon Stands are available in each studio, for flexible but extremely sturdy camera placement. C-stands, flag arms, knuckles, poly holders and magic arms are available for rigging various lighting equipment.
- 3 wall infinity cove (Studio 1)
- Lighting scaffold rigging (Studio 2)
- Assortment of coloramas inc. chroma
- Flag arms
- Poly holders
- Wind Up stands
- Manfrotto Magic Arms
- Manfrotto Salon Stands
- Manfrotto Tripods
- 2k stands.
For motion control, we use equipment from DitoGear™. The DitoGear 2.5m OmniSlider offers a wide variety of options for dynamic stop-motion shooting, and can be rigged in many different ways to achieve highly creative and cinematic shots.
- DitoGear 2.5m OmniSlider
- DitoGear OmniHead.
All animation workstation rigs in our three studios are portable and are equipped with Dragonframe, the industry standard stop-motion animation software along with Bluetooth/USB 'Dragon Pad' controllers. Every rig has an additional monitor for reference and playback.
- Portable computer workstation tower rigs
- Duel monitor setup
- Dragonframe stop-motion animation software with Bluetooth/USB controllers.