Tetra Vaal

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CGI of a police robot patrolling the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Director/Editor/DP/FX: Neill Blomkamp

Made in Canada | 2003 | 1:20
Tetra Vaal is a spec commercial/corporate video created to put forth the idea of a robotic system of control that can function on its own, and make simple decisions. Footage shot in Johannesburg using a Canon GL1 and edited using Adobe Premiere. All visual effects were created using Lightwave 3-D and Photoshop and composited in Combustion.

The movie Chappie is based on this short piece
Release Date: March 6, 2015

“In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. As powerful, destructive forces start to see Chappie as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind. Directed by: Neill Blomkamp Written by: Neill Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell Produced by: Neill Blomkamp & Simon Kinberg Executive Producer: Ben Waisbren Cast: Sharlto Copley Dev Patel Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er Jose Pablo Cantillo with Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman”

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