The piece was essentially grounded on the principles of Stage Magic, invoking five of the basic categorizations of Illusion greatly informing the conceptual and aesthetic foundation and fused with graphic design.
Box: Robots & Projection Mapping
The direction was then placed into a projection-based physical installation, where all the 'magic' was captured live and in-camera. It was then filmed documentary-style with no post effects or treatment. The lighting design and filming style was greatly influenced by the film noir aesthetic of the 40's and 50's, utilizing a black and white palette and highly stylized, minimal lighting to paint a very theatrical image. A variety of visual styles were explored, interchanging between Shaded graphics, Op Art, Illuminated Cubes and Wireframes.
The final outcome is a culmination of multiple technologies such as Maya, proprietary software titled BDMove, large scale robotics, projection mapping, and software engineering. Bot & Dolly produced this work to serve as both an artistic statement and technical demonstration.