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The Colossus cinema robot: What you need to know

Achieve complex camera movements with ease

When you hear the name ‘Colossus’ you get a pretty accurate first impression of this robot. It is, indeed, huge. We had to get a truck specifically to transport it.

Colossus camera robot on a white stage with equipment
The Colossus Camera Robot on Triode's Cinema Sound Stage

With this size comes an array of features that we previously listed, but reading about those features is nothing compared to seeing it in action.

Lamphouse Films recently came to our studio to make a video for their clients that would give them a taste of what the Colossus can do. Here are some clips from the project:

Another stellar commercial using the colossus is this one from Hornitos and Motorized Precision that showcases some of the background process of using the robot in the commercial.

You can see the smooth fluidity of movement here. The Colossus can flow through a shot over and over. And with its motion mapping, retains the ability to film shots that look handheld and natural.

It’s an impressive machine to say the least.

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