MRMC pods containing Nikon D5s and 80-400mm lenses, set up for coverage of the inauguration ceremony at the US Capitol on January 20th 2021. How do you cover an event where photographers aren’t allowed? Last month saw the inauguration of Joe Biden as president of the United States, an occasion which would normally see huge crowds of people, from officials, politicians and members of the public, to representatives of the world’s press. Obviously that wasn’t going to happen this time around, and after the storming of the Capitol Building by a pro-Trump mob on Jan 6th, it became even more clear that Biden’s would be an inauguration like no other. UK-based and Nikon-owned company MRMC has been creating robotic solutions for event photography for years, putting cameras where it wouldn’t be safe – or permitted – for photographers to go. Since the global pandemic started to bite last year, their remote camera pods have been popping up all over the place, including at the US Capitol on January 20th. To find out more we spoke recently to Sascha Kunze, Broadcast Services Director at MRMC, and Molly Riley, Technical Solutions Manager at Nikon Inc. The following interview has been edited […]
MRMC pods containing Nikon D5s and 80-400mm lenses, set up for coverage of the inauguration ceremony at the US Capitol on January 20th 2021.
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