Robots on the Catwalk at Milan Fashion Week

MrMoco Robots at Milan Fashion Week   MrMoco Robots at Milan Fashion Week

Last month our rental department headed to Italy for Milan Fashion Week, the third stop of the fashion month marathon. The office was left completely bare with all the motion control rigs on the catwalk for designer Philipp Plein’s unveiling of his women’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection.

The attendees showed up in their glad rags and so did the rigs, having been wrapped head to toe in white for the occasion. The show consisted of a 30m conveyor belt that the models travelled along while the rigs scanned them, passed them sunglasses, mirrors to check themselves out and handbags to complete their look.

Our largest telescopic motion control crane, the Titan took control of the entire show appearing to run a touch screen that selected the programs that the models would go through along the production line. While several fashion shows happen each evening over the week, Philipp Plein’s show stole all the headlines on the opening night of Milan Fashion Week and was picked up by all the major fashion magazines and newspapers.

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Bolt & Cyclops in New VFX Course

Bolt Cinebot


A new course created by the guys at fxphd covers Motion Control, Nuke & Deep Compositing. A free video preview of the first class reveals some great behind the scenes footage as well as explaining some methods and techniques used to make the slow motion video.

Both the Bolt and the Cyclops were used for the shoot and watching the preview you can see how they tackled it, as well as how motion control with the Bolt and Cyclops were instrumental in creating the final look of the video. Definitely worth a watch!

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MRMC Welcomes Dan Brown – New VP of Sales & Marketing USA

Dan Brown  

MRMC warmly welcomes Dan Brown, our new VP of Sales & Marketing for the USA. Heading up our US office, Dan will further expand our reach into both existing and new fields of broadcast, product photography and other areas of motion control robotics. Smartly located in the Cincinnati area, the US office will provide a centralized hub to meet the needs of both east and west coast markets.

Dan has an extensive background in management consulting – specializing in sales and marketing. In 1992 he joined a prestigious California-based consulting group, beginning a consulting career that focused on management, administration, executive training, PR and sales.  Since that time, Dan has traveled to over 20 countries and delivered training and workshops to over 5,000 people on these subjects.

Dan has been applying his craft for nearly 25 years and has worked with a multitude of organisations to help build their image, brand and sales within their respective industries. 

With the company’s rapid expansion and growing demand for a US presence, MRMC asked Dan to come on board and help expand its presence across the US markets.

Dan Brown comments on joining the team:

“I’d heard of Mark Roberts Motion Control for quite some time, and their reputation as industry leaders, but it wasn’t until I found out a little more, that I realized the huge potential this company has with breaking into US markets. With decades of US market experience, I saw immediate potential for growth through additional channels and sales here in the US.

I am also a keen photographer and experienced videographer, so the products and industry were close to my heart, and I jumped at the opportunity to get involved!”

Dan would love to hear from you, and if you want to connect with him on Linkedin, or find out more about his past experiences and groups he has worked with, click here. You can also email him directly at or reach him on: 805-418-0463

Bolt on Track is a Guitar Hero for Latest Video Game

Freestyle Games has created the latest instalment of the music video game, Guitar Hero. The upcoming game dubbed Guitar Hero Live reboots the franchise since its first inception back in 2010. The game simulates a real-world concert setting from the perspective of the guitarist. Its soundtrack spans across a diverse range, and includes music from The Black Keys, Blitz Kids, Ed Sheeran, Fall Out Boy, Green Day and many more.

Member of the Band – Bolt on Track

Using live action video from real rock band performers in front of live crowds proved a challenging task, and in this style was something that had never been done before. Using the Bolt to capture live footage, our high-speed CineBot weaved its way around the stage as the bands performed and caught all the necessary actions of the performance. As one performer comments, ‘you just have to act as if its your band member!’.

Due to obvious logistical reasons, it was impossible to replicate a 100,000 strong crowd, so the Oscar-winning VFX house Framestore who'd previously done work on Gravity, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Edge of Tomorrow were brought in to help create the full festival effect.

Check out pictures and a behind the scenes video below.

Bolt on Track

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Urban Sports Shoot with Bolt on Track

Our latest behind the scenes video is an urban sports video short, showcasing the Bolt on track. Shooting both street basketball & football using Love High Speed's Phantom 4K Flex, the film directed by Nick Sawyer demonstrates the versatility and creative potential of the Bolt on Track.

There were two shoots, one for Basketball and one for Football. Nick Sawyer, a seasoned director, wanted to challenge the Bolt on Track. Each shoot was designed to provide a unique challenge and test the Bolt's capabilities for speed, movement and to precisely catch specific moments. The Bolt running on track aced these challenges, and you can see some of the behind the scenes photos below, along with the full behind the scenes video.

Stills from the Basketball


The Setup


The Play


The Score!


The Team :-)

Stills from the Football


The Move


The Pass


The Shot


The Goal!


Watch the full behind the scenes video below:





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