As the first snow falls, we find our hero Dave caught up in the Christmas whirlwind – all he wants to do is to get home to spend time with his family, but all sorts of Christmas duties and calamities are getting in his way. That is until he sees a gingerbread man on his daughter’s bedside table that they’ve made to look like him. That gives him a genius brainwave…
A 3D printed, stop-motion, projection mapped music video for Dan Sultan’s track Magnetic.
Two months in the making, over 60 individual 3D printed pieces and over 2700 photos.
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Director and stop-motion animation: Jonathan Chong @ Dropbear Digital
3D scan and 3D animation: Shawn Miller
Projection mapping: Jean Poole
3D printing: Christopher Langton
DOP consultant: Cesar Salmeron
Editing: Jonathan Chong
A fantastic film that deserves a greater look at the depth and sheer creative force of the animators and artists that worked so hard to bring this film to life.
Director: Patrick Clair
Lead Animator / Compositor: Raoul Marks
Design & Visual Research: Paul Kim, Jeff Han, Felix Soletic, Maxx Burman, Henry DeLeon, Dan Alexandru.
Storyboard Artist: Lance Slaton
Lighter: Shamus Johnson
Animator / Compositor: Yongsub Song
Head of CG: Kirk Shintari
3D Artists: Jose Limon Jessica Hurst, Dustin Mellum, Rie Ito, Joe Paniagua
3D Rigging: Josh Dyer
Producer: Ben Foster
Supervising Producer: Carol Salek
Head of Production: Kim Christensen
Managing Partner: Jennifer Sofio Hall
In an age of countless computer-generated box office hits coming out of Pixar, Disney and Dreamworks, many had feared that traditional styles of animation like stop motion would become obsolete.
But small studios like LAIKA have proven that stop motion animated films are not only commercially viable, but is an art form that’s still evolving, thanks to 3D printing, and some incredibly talented animators.
Films like the recently released “Kubo and the Two Strings” show how 3D printing is enabling animators to push the boundaries of stop motion animation.