Specializing in automation and robotics for filmaking, Bot&Dolly presents  “Box”.  “Box” is a short film  exploring the synthesis of real and digital space through projection mapping on moving objects.  In collaboration with Bradley G Munkowitz, they made an impressive art piece. The whole film was captured live and in-camera, with no post effects or treatment.

” 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.” Sources Gmunk. More about the process here


Behind the scene by Creators Project


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