SPIKE – the Robotic Phantom Camera – Shoots Better Than You

Across the pond from me in Germany there is some stunning work getting kicked out of a little boutique firm called The Marmalade that you should know about.

I’m drawn to more than just the final result…I love HOW they’re acheiving it too… Behind the scenes thinking and such below. Have a great Monday.

47 Responses to SPIKE – the Robotic Phantom Camera – Shoots Better Than You

  1. Maskido November 26, 2012 at 10:06 am #

    Wow. Freakin German engineering.

  2. Jay November 26, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    So damn rad!

  3. CSA November 26, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    Oh my freaking gawd!!!! Freaking awesome. Germans and their awesome brains!!!! WOW!!!

    • Steve February 9, 2013 at 4:54 am #

      The joke is that here in Germany, we can’t see the video because “it may contain music for which GEMA (German Performing Rights watchdog) has not granted the respective music rights. *may* contain, not does contain!! YouTube in Germany really is a complete fricking joke. This happens all the time.

      • Steve February 9, 2013 at 4:58 am #

        Quick follow up: I Googled “Spike The Robotic Phantom Camera” and found what I assume to be the same video on Vimeo where it ISN’T blocked. Go figure!

  4. April November 26, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    I don’t like it, it has no sensibility.

    • Jon February 8, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

      Cameras don’t capture images, people do.

  5. Saboodemoyen November 26, 2012 at 11:43 pm #

    I want to work here so much!!!!!!!! I NEEED to learn german

  6. faisal November 27, 2012 at 6:06 am #

    German tech at its best.

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  8. Craig Murphy November 27, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    Jeez. Amazing. Its a wonder how an operation like that pays for all that equipment and salaries.

  9. Valokuvaaja November 29, 2012 at 1:46 am #

    Amazing job they are doing. I liked Krombacher pilsner ad the most; simple but so beatiful.

  10. Satya February 8, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    I heard about this when it was still in the development stage. so amazing
    also want to point out that the second video embed is not working, youtube says “the video is not available because the youtube account associated with the video has been terminated” could it be a bad embed?
    Nice post!

  11. Sam Figueroa February 9, 2013 at 1:15 am #

    Funny thing is in Germany you can’t watch those videos because youtube blocks them because of the musical content and the struggle they are in with the GEMA (state-authorized collecting society and performance rights organization).


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