Interview with Brian Burling of eMotimo (Podcast 433)

Today I’m really happy to bring you an interview with Brian Burling, founder of eMotimo, a San Francisco based company that makes the TB3, a 3-axis motion-controlled camera robot that allows you to capture moving timelapse, video and stop motion video more easily and affordably than ever before.

Use this audio player to listen to the interview:

As this was a recording, there is no transcript today, but here are some of the questions I posed to Brian in our discussion:

How did you get started in photography?

How did you come to start your company eMotimo?

Tell us what’s so special about the TB3?

What is the TB3 be used for? (Motion control, time-lapse, stop motion etc.)

Provide us with three tips to get better images to create a stunning time-lapse video?

How can people buy the TB3 and what sort of prices are we looking at?

How can we get in touch with eMotimo?

Here are some of the links mentioned in our discussion:

Web site:

Twitter: @emotimo



You can find lots of amazing videos shot with the TB3 here:

Here is a video showing how to set up the TB3.

Here are a few product shots and a system diagrams too, so that you can see exactly what we’re talking about.

eMotimo TB3


TB3 Product Map

TB3 Product Map (click to view larger)

Fine Art Print Giveaway!

We have a winner for the last fine art print giveaway! A 17 x 24 inch print of my Deadvlei Silhouttes is on it’s way to John Dillworth in the US. Congratulations John!

The next print that I’m giving away is my Monumental Icebergs photograph from Cierva Cove in Antarctica, which will be drawn on October 31st, after I return from this year’s Iceland Tour. To enter your name for the draw, please visit the Giveaway page at

Monumental Icebergs

Monumental Icebergs

Show Notes

eMotimo Links

Web site:

Twitter: @emotimo



Music by Martin Bailey


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Martin Bailey
Martin Bailey is a nature and wildlife photographer and educator based in Tokyo. He's a pioneering Podcaster and blogger, and an X-Rite Coloratti member.
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