The Legendary and Academy Award-winning Russian Arm is the most flexible and stable camera system on the market. It is the unique combination of the gyro-stabilized Flight Head mounted on a 2-axis gyro-stabilized remote-controlled camera crane.
The high-speed mobile crane is mounted on the roof of a camera car or any other mobile platform (boats, bus, train, etc) and is safely operated via joystick consoles from within the Arm Car.
Mostly used to film moving vehicles from just about any & every angle you want in all weather conditions. Shots can be set up on the fly & adjusted instantly. Sequences can be as dynamic as your imagination.
Filmotechnic, founded in 1990 in Kyiv Ukraine is an original in the industry and established the innovative standards with which other companies are measured. Over the past 30 years, Oscar Award Winning engineer Anatoliy Kokush, along with Denis Kokush, has built a legacy of advancing camera car systems. The company’s track record of Academy Award-winning developments coupled with other respected achievements in enabling camera movements and image stabilization, delivers a diverse range of professional camera systems, camera cranes and gyro stabilized heads for the motion picture, television and advertising industries.
Filmotechnic Kyiv remains the world headquarters for an ever-expanding company with branches in Europe, USA, Canada, UK, Russia, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates. Filmotechnic also has various equipment in Argentina and Japan.
The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards
In 2006, Anatoliy Kokush, Yuriy Popovsky, and Oleksiy Zolotarov proudly won an Oscar Award at the 78th. Academy Awards for the concept and development of the Russian Arm gyro-stabilized camera crane and the Flight Head. Later Anatoliy Kokush won an Oscar for the concept and development of the 'Cascade' series of motion picture cranes.
In 2010 and 2018 Filmotechnic received a Cinec award. The 2018 award was presented for the design of the new telescopic Russian Arm crane. The 2010 award was presented for Camera Support-System the Russian Arm gyroscopic-stabilized camera crane. The Cinec Awards are presented by the prestigious Bavarian Society for the Advancement of Film Technology, and awarded to innovative and trendsetting products and developments of motion picture technology.