Watch This: Kick Ass Proof-of-Concept Teaser for 'BotWars' Project
by Alex Billington
July 17, 2014
"I need your help finding my dad." Here's something cool to add some oomph to your day - a short proof-of-concept video for a futuristic, sci-fi, robot action project called BotWars, from Alex & Steffen. The title at the end says "J.V. Kade's" BotWars referencing the novel it's based on, but this is actually a production by Alex Kiesl and Steffen Hacker, two German guys, with a number of talented VFX artists out of Germany making this look great. I was sent the video by another guy in VFX, who said he's "amazed at what these guys have achieved. Lovely use of new tech too with the flying cam," too. Check this out - I'd see the movie.
BotWars is a five minute proof-of-concept VFX video made by Alex Kiesl and Steffen Hacker, a "German directing duo, specialized in visual effects-intense commercials which we do not only direct but also lead their postproduction as visual effect supervisors." Directed by Alex & Steffen, the project is adapted from J.V. Kade's Bot Wars books. "The whole shoot took place in Toronto, Canada September 2013 and the postproduction was done at Unexpected in Stuttgart, Germany." The project includes an excellent making of behind-the-scenes video, showing more details about the process of making this footage. Your thoughts?