Pirate offer three services:
High Speed Video & Film - Our latest facility, comprising digital video and Super16 mm film cameras capable of astonishing frame rates.
Motion Control - Since 1995, we offer a complete motion control service – our own designed & built 12 axis motion control rig with various modelmovers, a workshop to build one-off rigs and our own 1,000 sqft studio. Featuring:
Models & Effects - Starting in 1988 from a background of industrial design and product prototyping, we specialise in the design and build of technical models and physical effects for films, commercials, TV idents and advertising stills. Our design and workshop facilities are second to none in the models & effects field, combining traditional manual machine tools with modern computer-controlled equipment. In particular, no other models & effects company comes close to our capabilities in using computer data from clients. Within easy reach of Central London and Heathrow Airport, we have clients not only in London's West End, but also from around Europe.
Pirate is owned and operated by:
Michael Ganss BSc (Hons), MPhil (Cantab), Dip IC, MDes (RCA) Qualifications include: MDes Industrial Design Engineering, Royal College of Art (1986), Dip IC Industrial Design Engineering, Imperial College London (1986), MPhil Production Methods & Management, Cambridge University Engineering Department (1982), BSc (Hons) Engineering Science, Warwick University (1981).
Martin Godward BA (Hons), MDes (RCA) Qualifications include: MDes, Industrial Design, Royal College of Art (1985), BA (Hons) Industrial Design, Newcastle Polytechnic (1982).