Spanish visual effects company Big Lazy Robot (BLR) has spent the past two years on a labor of love creating Keloid. The short is a teaser trailer for a film that doesn’t exist. Big Lazy Robot’s creative team was given free reign to build what they wanted, this hostile robot takeover teaser was what came out of their endeavors. While not the giant mechs I usually play with, the short is still amazing and I’d love to see the development of a full length film inspired by this material.
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. ..
Senior conceptual artist for WETA, Aaron Beck helped design some of the very cool robots and armor you see in the short film. On his blog Beck talks about working with BLR and the work that went into making these ideas come to life.
BLR wanted a large mech unit with a human pilot, and I wanted to design something a little different with such a fun but familiar brief. With other autonomous robots running around it didn’t make sense to have the pilot sitting in a traditional cockpit or controlling the mech with their limb movement. So I put the pilot in a low slung tank, where they would be ensconced in inflatable padding, and controlling the unit through a neural interface and display screens. This would allow super fast entry and egress for the pilot, and would look pretty creepy too