Welcome to maschinenfilm Motion Control Photography

This website contains an overview about my work in the film business throughout Germany and is almost focusing on facts concerning my work with motion controlled cameras.

Robotic is not new, yet a sustainable and continually developing field of technology within the film industry. Presently we see a lot of game changing moves affected by future technologies. These changes happen rapidly and do have direct impact on how we use visual content in web or entertainment. Already we are seeing VR, Gaming and Film merging more and more, and this transformation is perhaps one of the most significant to occur in motion storytelling over the previous hundred years.

Motion control robotic in film is well known for some of the old-school looking tricks like multiplying a person or a crowd, changing foreground/ background and another element or something else. Today some of those are going to get achieved easily via software and with the help of crazily changing camera technology.  There are extensive steps into virtual shooting to admire. So this could mean nobody will want or need to move a camera by robots anymore on a film set in the near future?

Actually it’s quite the opposite. I´m sure there are a whole lot of usages for cameras on robots in a creative and cost effective way – now more so than ever. However more time needs to be invested researching and building on our present knowledge, harnessing and leveraging these techniques effectively and making them future proof. Here on this website I will try to share some insight into what motion control is actually doing, and point to the tendencies I see where this technology can be applied and greatly benefit production. Ultimately, true professionals realize that really stunning, unbelievable VFX shots – the moments that captivate audiences in wonder – are achieved almost in a combination of real shot and C.G. imagery.

This is some of my recent work. Use the links below to check out for more or looking for a list…


Just a quick intro of mine, look at link below for more detailled information.


I´m experienced in Film Business for over 20 years. My 1st contact to Motion Control was 2005. Since then I´m operating different Rigs made by Mark Roberts Motion Control London. In front of a background as an Artist, I´m always focusing to understand the clients wants and needs intelligently. The main efford is being creative to make their way to use Motion Control as easy and affordable as possible, so that they go with a happy experience once the job is done.

Short description of what I´m offering, pls use the link for going more in depth…

What I can do for you

As a freelance Motion Control Operator I´m offering the full range of support for shooting with Motion Control due to knowledge, including consulting, supervising, 3D- preparing, solving and of course operating machines on set. I can also arrange to connect you to different Rental Services all over the world.

I´m specialized in machines of Mark Roberts Motion Control London, as the Technical- Oscar- awarded Milo (including Long Arm), furthermore Talos and Modula Rig and the use of MoCo- software “Flair”.

Latest Posts
From the Blog

always an informative and entertaining chapter on film websites, so enjoy what I have here for you…

Behind the scenes

Creative Work

Doing some freestyle with Motion Control inbetween paid jobs lacks almost from a budget on money as well as time. But I´m working on to make that gap a little smaller step by step. Doing so it´s a lot to learn and to move on with technology anyway, which helps to rise the overall skill level in that area consistently. At least there is a lot of fun to have with Motion Control that way…