Have you ever experienced being mesmerized by an image that seems to warp and change its forms with just a blink of an eye? How about being awestruck with a picture that becomes another picture by looking at it in a different angle?
Don’t worry dude, you’re not getting crazy or something. We call that Optical Illusion.
With this basic idea of illusion and magic, Bot and Dolly idealized combining 3D projection mapping, robots, and actors to create a video that lets us have a peek into what is possibly the next new trend in technology.
Box, a video by Bot and Dolly, which has gained almost 3 millions views already on Youtube, is the product of months’ worth of preparation and hardwork. Using 5 basic elements of magic, they definitely made the viewers amazed at what creativity can do. Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping on moving surfaces.
“We believe this methodology has tremendous potential to radically transform theatrical presentations, and define new genres of expression”, a line from the creators of the video. And indeed, it has. The video doesn’t just state the artists within its creators but also the demonstration of technical expertise, including large scale robotics, projection mapping, and software engineering. Not an easy task, is it? No, sir.
Sooooo, what can you say? Amazing, right? Well, to let you in on principles behind this wonderful video, watch their behind-the-scenes footage. Witness the creators’ say on this project and what they think is the coolest thing about it.
If I were to describe it in one word, I’d say, GENIUS! LOL. Really, I just got the main ideas and concept, but not the whole thing. But it is totally cool, right?