Our hydraulic gimble is designed to move a whole set or set piece like a boat or aircraft. It is especially suited to ship-at-sea type pitching and rolling movements – which it does in a far smoother and more natural fashion than the traditional type of gimble with rams mounted underneath.
The rig can support up to 5 tons and is powered by it’s own 40kW diesel power pack with 40m of hose to keep the sound of the power pack well away from the gimble itself. It is designed to be hung from a crane.
The rig can be suspended in or over water to puppeteer a sinking ship or to support a set for shots inside a sinking vessel.
Currently the gimble is based at Pinewood Malaysia Studios, but it is easily transportable, housed in a 20′ shipping container complete with all the associated tools and equipment. It can be assembled on location in a day.