Watch This: Kick Ass Proof-of-Concept Teaser for 'BotWars' Project

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?

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  • Armitall
    Cinematograpy looks nice, but the concept is something seen so many times before. You have transformers in it, terminator, iRobot...
  • Trey Wilson
    The novel, Robopocalypse did it better.
  • McWetty
    I'd see it, but there needs to be a spin on it. Something that makes it more than a Michael Bay ohmage.
  • Peter
    Well of course most of these movies look the same, but this looks more action packed then Transformers, of course the robots have to look like humaniods, would you like a movie with giant toasters running around? But then again also to me the robots look like the one form the Iron Giant cartoon, but i do not associate the movie with it at all....so please lets put preconceptions to the side and leave some differentiating comments here.
  • This will never happen. Let me repeat that. This will never happen. Robots will never be cheap enough to do very unproductive service jobs. The whole premise of this movie shows a total lack of basic economic knowledge.
    • jay
      lol wut
    • Section8
      It's a fuckin movie. Get over yourself.
  • Kaim
    This looks so stupid.




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