Huds & Guis

Archetype – Robot HUDs and GUIs


I recently stumbled across Archetype, a sci-fi short film by VFX veteran Aaron Sims, who’s credits include Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and Green Lantern.

It’s a fantastic looking short that follows the story of a robot who starts having memories of once being human, and appears to be set in the distant future.

There’s a real gritty and harsh look to the film that feels like a cross between District 9 and the Halo Live action trailer, and it translates nicely through the HUD and UI designs. I particularly like the robot HUDs, which have a really cool lo-fi military style, but still feels slightly modern and graphic.

The great news is that it seems the short has captured the attention of Hollywood and is being made into a feature. So definitely check it out! Can’t wait to see the full feature!

Watch Archetype
Read more about the film here, includes a ‘making of’

5 Responses to “Archetype – Robot HUDs and GUIs”

  1. drigbye says:

    This looks awesome, can’t wait to watch now!

    Good post Jono :)

  2. drigbye says:

    Just watched it,

    Reminds me of the TV show Caprica. Love this sci-fi stuff!

  3. My only gripe with this short film is that it wasn’t longer. Damn this is good!

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