In the world of slow motion cinematography the camera action has always been still due to technical limitations, until now. The Marmalade has put together a production studio consisting of directors, DoPs, model-makers, mechanical engineers, food stylists, pyrotechnicians, matte painters, fluids specialists, 3D-animators, and compositing professionals which is capable of producing complex slo-mo shots, using their state of the art equipment and software.
To accomplish this, the team has created their own software that can move a robotic arm precisely as needed. This clean movement matched with high speed film can produce amazingly slow and dynamically moving shots never seen before. To illustrate this technology they’ve released a behind this scenes video that demonstrates their production process and all of the flowing, falling and creative effects.
Above: Christian Fritz, Lead Developer at Spike, describes the action of the robotic arm revolving around an object.
Below: Behind the Scenes at The Marmalade
SPIKE Reel 2011