We have covered Mark Roberts Motion Control rigs quite a few times on Cinescopophilia.
Bolt has the ability to get up to full speed almost instantly so that the camera can go from standstill to high-speed motion and back to standstill in fractions of seconds, literally following falling objects and capturing images that would be impossible by hand or any other method. Combined with our Flair motion control software, the Bolt rig is quick to program moves and offers all of the features for importing moves from 3D packages and exporting moves. We also offer general inputs and outputs for triggering at an exact time, such as the pour of a beer, the turning of an object, etc.
Bolt can be set up in a studio ready to shoot in under an hour. For high speed moves it is important the base of the rig is fixed to the floor. This can be done by screwing the rig down or where this is not possible we can supply weights for weighing down the unit.
Check out the MRMOCO Rentals Bolt Showreel 2014 to see why we dig these guys so much.
and while we are at it why not go all out with Bolt demo action… Stunning slomo.
We got together for a day with Park Village, Love High Speed and Artem to have a play with the Bolt and test some ideas the Directors at Park Village were eager to try out. Here is what we did.
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