General Lift has been serving the motion picture and commercial film business for over 30 years. We have a long history of providing innovative and creative solutions for the many challenging shots our clients have created. We designed and built the first underwater motion control system, the Aquaflex, for the film “Hollow Man” (1999).
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We designed and built one of the first light-weight portable systems for use in the film “Dead Ringers” (1987). We designed and built live action and miniature systems for Peter Jackson’s entire “Lord of the Rings trilogy” (2000) to (2002), as well as “King Kong” (2005).
“This deep and resourceful record has given us a unique position in our industry to apply our knowledge of design to nearly any project where robotics and motion systems are core.”
– Joe Lewis (Founding President, General Lift)
Live Action Systems
With a list of films too long to list, General Lift has supplied the motion control arms and services to the industry’s largest features, and TV shows for over 40 years.
Stop Motion Systems
Custom motion control systems used on legendary projects such as Anomalisa (2015) and trusted by powerhouse animation studios such as Laika, Lumenas Studio and Bent Image Lab.
Custom motion-controlled chairs built to ensure precise facial and body capture.
Motion Control & Robotics Projects
The Lord of the Rings
Star Wars: Rogue One