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BTS Bot and Dolly BoxIn case you missed it, a few days ago we shared an incredible short film entitled Box, produced by design and engineering studio Bot & Dolly that must be seen to be believed. Using projection mapping, robots, and two 4×8 canvases, Bot & Dolly create an inspiring 3D landscape, all in-camera, all in real-time. And, as promised, the behind the scenes video has been released, giving us an inside look at the incredible digital “magic tricks.” So, if you were dying to know just how Bot & Dolly did it, read on. More »

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Bot and Dolly_The BoxEvery now and again you’ll see something that makes you stop and stare — eyes wide and mouth agape. Something that uses the film medium in a whole new way. This is one of those things. Bot & Dolly, a design and engineering studio based out of San Francisco surely combine automation, robotics, and filmmaking in a beautiful and awe-inspiring way. They recently shared their short film entitled Box that uses the live projection mapping of 3D computer graphics on two 2D screens attached to robotic arms to create stunning 3D effects — and everything on-screen is captured in-camera. If that description doesn’t do it for you, and it most certainly won’t (or shouldn’t,) check out the video after the jump. More »

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What do you get when you mix experimental film with fantasy via Jim Henson?  Andrew Huang’s new short film, Solipsist, provides a beautiful and vaguely disturbing mind-trip of an answer.  Some of you may recognize Huang’s name from his earlier viral short — Doll Face.  For a film that started as a Kickstarter project last summer, it’s pretty impressive to see how quickly Solipsist was finished and released — especially considering Huang did a large chunk of the post-production himself.  Coming off its recent win of the “Special Jury Prize for Experimental Short” at Slamdance, the short is now available to watch in full, along with some very intriguing “making of” footage that reveals some surprising use of practical effects: More »