Company 2019-07-22T07:53:16+00:00

Black Forest Motion

Black Forest Motion was established in 2018 after a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for our PINE Motion Controller. We thank all of our supporters for making this possible for us.

We develop flexible and modular motion control products ranging from motorized sliders and pan & tilt heads, to camera lens control units. We are based in the heart of the Black Forest region in southern Germany – hence the name “Black Forest Motion”.

Quality made in Germany
All of our products are designed and manufactured right here at our headquarter in the Black Forest region.

Meet the Team

Our founding members Patrick and Moritz have been working together on Motion Control Systems since 2013. Their combined background in Engineering and Photography are the roots of our company.

Patrick is an experienced Electrical Engineer with over 10 years of experience in the electronics industry. He received a vocational degree in Electrical Engineering (a 3.5 year long dual apprenticeship) in Germany and worked in Quality Management for an industry leader of switch gear for over 7 years. There he developed and programmed test equipment for switching devices like pcb-relays. Patrick now lives in California where he obtained an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Patrick graduated with highest honors – summa cum laude. With over 10 years of experience in programming and electronics, Patrick writes software and designs electronics hardware at Black Forest Motion.

Moritz has a Master of Science degree in Computer science in Media. He is an independent film maker and has created numerous marketing videos for companies like BMW, O2, and WiHa Tools. Moritz also works at the HFF in Munich – THE German film-school where he lectures and gives photography/filming workshops (including Time-lapse photography). With his extensive background in photography and film making, Moritz brings ideas and user experience to Black Forest Motion and tests our products in the field.