Bot & Dolly si definisce come una “small company with big robots”, uno studio di design e di ingegneria specializzata in automazione, robotica e cinema.
Bots & Dolly mostrano i muscoli in questo video sperimentale che sembra incredibile ma non ha post produzione. Una dichiarazione artistica e dimostrazione di tecnica al culmine di diverse tecnologie integrate tra cui robotica, projection mapping e software engineering. La produzione di “box” ha visto la partecipazione come Design Director niente di meno che G Munk, che per capirci è la mente che sta dietro gli opening title di Tron  e molto altro.

 

 

 

The piece was essentially grounded on the principles of Stage Magic, invoking five of the basic categorizations of Illusionary.. These Categories greatly informed the conceptual and aesthetic foundation and were fused with a graphic design aesthetic heavy in Minimalistic Form and Illuminated Geometry.. This direction was then placed into a projection-based Physical Installation, where all the ‘magic’ was captured live and in-camera, filmed documentary-style with no post effects or treatment; in essence the immense technology behind the curtain being completely masked from the viewer by the methods used to capture the performance.. This quote by Science-Fiction writer and Inventor Arthur C Clarke perfectly summarizes the film’s foundation:

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
-Arthur C. Clarke

 

 

CREDITS

Production Company: BOT & DOLLY
Executive Producers: Bill Galusha, Nick Read
Creative & Technical Director: Tarik Abdel-Gawad
Design Director: Bradley G Munkowitz
Lead Graphic Designers: Bradley G Munkowitz, Jason English Kerr
3D Artists: Scott Pagano, Bradley G Munkowitz, Jason English Kerr, Conor Grebel
2D Animators: Conor Grebel, Ben Hawkins, Pedro Figueira
Director of Photography: Joe Picard
Lighting Designers: Joe Picard, Phil Reyneri
Projection / TouchDesigner: Phil Reyneri
Robotics Animation: Tarik Abdel-Gawad, Brandon Kruysman, George Banks, Michael Beardsworth
Robotics Operator: Michael Beardsworth, Brandon Kruysman
Prop Fabrication: Matt Bitterman, Ethan Dale
Script Supervisor: Ian Colon
Sound Engineers: Joe Picard, Michael Beardsworth
PAs: Sean Servis, Dakota Smith, Nico Mizono, Eric Wendel, Patrick Walsh
Editors: Ashley Rodholm, Ian Colon
Music / Sound Design: Keith Ruggiero
Sound Mix: Joel Raabe
Performers: Tarik Abdel-Gawad, Iris, Scout