Director of Photography

Box Demo

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
-Arthur C. Clarke


The piece was essentially grounded on the principles of Stage Magic, invoking five of the categorizations of Illusion. These Categories greatly informed the conceptual and aesthetic foundation that were fused with minimalistic form design and Illuminated geometry. This geometry was then placed into a projection-based physical Installation, where the 'magic' was captured live with a potion control camera, filmed verite style without post effects; in essence the immense technology thats behind the curtain was completely masked from the viewer by the methods used to capture the performance. 

Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping onto moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera.

Directed by: BOT & DOLLY
Executive Producer: Julia Gottlieb
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
Actor: Tarik Abdel-Gawad


2014 - Siggraph | Best In Show
2014 - Ars Electronica | Award of Distinction
2014 - Cannes | Film Craft Silver Lion
2014 - Webby | Experimental Video
2014 - One Show | Design Gold Pencil
2014 - D&AD | Technological Innovation Yellow Pencil
2013 - Young Gun Award | Best  Creative Innovation
2013 - Vimeo | Top Ten Videos of 2013

Selected Press:

Vimeo - Vimeo Presents: Top 10 Videos of 2013
Motionographer - Bot & Dolly: Box
Colossal - Box: A Groundbreaking Demonstration at the Intersection of Robotics, Projection-Mapping, and Software
Creators Project - Projection Mapping And Robots Combine In Bot & Dolly's New Film
Wired - Augmented Reality: projection-mapping on moving objects