Motion Control Robots represent a significant advancement in video production, blending the precision of robotics with creative visual storytelling. These machines are designed for precise and repeatable complex camera movements, enabling shots that would be challenging or impossible manually.
Unlike traditional filming methods, Motion Control Robots can execute detailed and rapid movements, from fluid arcs to precise positioning and focus mapping. This control is vital for creating visual effects, especially when integrating CGI with live-action footage, ensuring perfect alignment and synchronization in every take.
At 2D House, we utilize a range of Mark Roberts Motion Control robots, including the Bolt Cinebot, Milo Crane and Bolt Jr+:
The Bolt™ High-Speed Camera Robot is the fastest of its kind – capturing images in crisp focus that would be impossible by hand or any other method. The precision cinema robot adds an entirely new perspective to filming – whether shooting commercials, tabletop work, film or television.
The Milo Motion Control Rig, distinct from its counterparts the Bolt and Bolt Junior+, is a masterpiece of portability and precision in studio-quality filmmaking. Excelling in macro work with its exceptional stability, it also handles dynamic live action with ease. While the Bolt series is renowned for high-speed and compact design, Milo offers a unique blend of speed and meticulous control, ideal for VFX-heavy projects and detailed, repeatable movements.
The Bolt Junior + is a compact, lighter-weight high-speed camera robot with similar capabilities to its big brother, the Bolt Cinebot. At half the weight of the Bolt, the Bolt Junior + is an ideal solution for working in smaller spaces or on location. When placed on a track, the Bolt Junior + becomes an even more powerful tool for productions by offering more maneuverability.