Byrne’s original piece on how Linnell’s robotic camera arms work is fascinating—it turns out the robots are so powerful they present a danger to the actors who work with them—but when she published it late last year, she wasn’t allowed to reveal which film had made pioneering use of the system. Now that the cat’s out of the bag, we can expect that many more cinematographers wishing to reproduce the unique shots in Gravity will be turning to robots to shoot their films.

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