ROUND TABLE CAMERA ROBOTICS
IN THE FRAME Lensmaster, a real-time animation software by Camerabotics
TRACK I NG THE FUTURE IN DISCUSSION
Elias Brassitos, co-founder of Camerabotics, and Karen Walker, VP camera motion systems at Ross Video, discuss how camera robotics are shaping filmmaking
Definition: How has integrating robotics impacted filmmaking in the past few years? Elias Brassitos: From pre-production to post-production, filmmakers are spending less time dealing with the technical, time-consuming workflows of manual filmmaking – and more time on production and creative work. This is made possible with the capabilities of robotics, which range from new camera movements, re-calling and applying new lens settings, performing automated follow-focus control and target tracking, and finally to controlling studio sub- systems like lighting and sound.
Karen Walker: The integration of robotics in film production has expanded significantly. When cameras started to move to create more dynamic shots, stability was an issue. Robotics addressed this – with automated, smooth moves, and with stabilisation options for dollies, cranes, cameras and more. Over time, and with every stride forward, its application in the filmmaking industry has grown. Remote-controlled dollies and three-axis-stabilised gimbals are just some examples of how they have become an increasingly significant part within the movie industry today.
Elias Brassitos Co-founder and managing partner, Camerabotics
Karen Walker Vice president camera motion systems, Ross Video
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