Tom Sepe talks about the challenges of making two life size animatronic robots for Meow Wolf’s permanent installation in Las Vegas, NV: OmegaMartUSA. A personal account with making-of and behind the scenes moments from inside Tom’s shop.
“When the team at Meow Wolf asked me to make not just ONE, but TWO robots, I of course said YES! I came to this project with a pretty wide range of skills, but I had to level up in every way. I spent a great deal of time prototyping… testing… there were failures and dead ends. “
“My standards were high and these robots had to work day in day out, not just for a single shot on a movie set. It was a lot of hard work! At times I thought my head was going to explode from how complicated these things were. But I kept at it… and kept at it… and kept at it and eventually we have what you see now. “
[Robot Voice] ‘Welcome to Dramcorp’
“I absolutely love making things, and honestly it’s the challenges that make it so rewarding! My name is Tom Sepe, and I build robots.”