Stop the Killer Robots - this is a concept video put together from footage courtesy of HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, DARPA and BOSTON DYNAMICS. Music is by Brad Fiedel for The Terminator from 1984, directed by James Cameron.
After hearing an interview on BBC Radio 4, Zed contacted Noel Sharkey and Human Rights Watch to arrange filming for a pilot documentary over a couple of days in Sheffield and London.
It’s not a secret we love robots here at BLR, so we wanted them to be the heroes in our latest promo clip. Luxury cars with powerful engines to drive through roads under severe speed restrictions, cable TV that allows us to pay to watch all kind of sports, all from our comfortable sofa, and of course, hyper expensive cell phones that do almost everything but making a decent phone call.
Yes, our happiness is based on things we don’t need and governed by entities we don’t control, so what? Sit down and turn on the tv!
The robots were taken from real Japanese robot model kits, and they now hold a privileged position in our freak museum. The bad guy spits real smoke out of its mouth! The environment is made of cardboard houses that were integrated with the help of camera tweaks. It all serves to the purpose of creating a dumb homogeneous atmosphere in which we’re defined by what we’ve got, that is, the same lame things.
Don’t take the message too seriously. This is a promo video we’ve done to laugh at ourselves. We all have an i-diot inside, and it’s so fun!
A tale by Big Lazy Robot VFX
Music and sound design by Full Basstards
In a not too distant future, societies of all countries come to rely on an intricate network of artificial intelligence devices designed to bring efficacy to man's life. Yet, man continues to devour himself in useless wars. A strong political hierarchy now divides all powers into three factions, and A. I. devices rapidly gain ground as efficiency becomes a priority.
As social revolts grow worse everyday, authorities seek ways to control their citizens. They decide to carry out a series of tests that will determine not only whether some crucial powers can be transferred to non human entities, but also whether man is ready to yield those powers.
The world has become a cell for all man and women, who withstand and endure their lives, rather than living them. Machines might have found a solution.
From now on, you are set free. ..
Keloid is not about robots, it is about men. Big Lazy Robot created this spec film -- more than two years in the making -- with the purpose of giving free reign to the creative aspects of production that many times are so much missed during profit work. And yes, we enjoyed the ride!
Directed by Nacho Gayan – The name of the Audi campaign was: We all have someone to look up to. A beautiful truth. So, if you could choose, would you be a tiny, slow old fashion robot? A broken toy? Or would you pick to be a sharp, state-of-the-art, stylish machine capable of the most poetic adventures, and yet able to jump, run or look as the most skilled human? This robotic wonder is perfectly accurate in its physical movements; The steps on the run, the rail hand hold before the jump, the look in its eyes... He gets even breathless after so much activity. But wait, did you see HIM playing the fiddle? What if perfection were not that far away?