Stop-Motion Music Video Features An Epic 3D-Printed Journey [Video]

Stop-Motion Music Video Features An Epic 3D-Printed Journey [Video]

Australian band Cut/Copy's new music video features 3D-printed figurines running around a city.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 24 february 2014

The new music video for the song “We Are Explorers” by Australian dance rock band Cut/Copy is a stop-motion animation featuring 3D-printed characters running around the city of Los Angeles.

The band worked with directors Aramique Krauthamer and Masa KawamuraQanta Shimizu of Tokyo, and New York-based creative lab PARTY to create the music video.

The characters in the story were designed by graphic designer and visual artist Mau Morgó and were 3D-printed in a yellow UV reactive filament. Around 200 figurines were 3D-printed and used in groups of 8 for each type of movement like walking or running. Each frame was shot on the streets under black light flashlights with help from director of photography Sesse Lind.


“We Are Explorers” is part of Cut/Copy’s album titled Free Your Mind, available on iTunes. The band also partnered with BitTorrent to release the video as a BitTorrent Bundle that includes the music, the video, a frame-by-frame guide to shooting a stop-motion film, as well as the 3D print files for the characters in the music video. The project team encourages fans to create their own narratives and then upload and share their ideas with the hashtag #WeAreExplorers.

The project is yet another great example of one of the applications of 3D printing in the entertainment industry.

Check out the music video below.


Source: BitTorrent

Images: Cut/Copy via BitTorrent


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