“Box” is a new short film/performance by San Francisco-based design and engineering studio Bot & Dolly, produced in association with The Creators Project.
Box is a film of the first ever synchronized live performance featuring projected 3D computer graphics, robots and actors. The company believes that “this methodology has tremendous potentials to radically transform theatrical presentations”.
The Creator’s Project article explains how it works:
This program allows for the team to animate the functions of the robotic in 3D space. For the camera movement, instead of simply animating a path, they motion-captured the view of an actual person watching the performance and then applied this natural movement to a camera path.