Watch: A Terrific 3D Printed Stop-Motion Animated Short Called 'Ties'
by Alex Billington
January 28, 2022
Time to go see the world! Our friends at the website Short of the Week remind us that "short film is where innovative storytelling is born." And this is one of those shorts that will impress everyone! Ties is a short film made by a Russian animator / filmmaker named Dina Velikovskaya who now lives in Berlin. She has used various methods and special materials for her animated projects in the past, but this time she decided to experiment with 3D printing. What's it about? A young woman leaves home and sets off to see the world. But the parent–daughter relationship is so strong that, in the end, these ties become destructive. The film is made using the plastic material many 3D printers utilize, which she molds into various shapes to create the characters and scenes. Not only is it visually innovative, the story is quite moving, too. This short really is a wonderful creation, and hopefully it'll bring extra attention to Dina while she continues to make more films.
Thanks to Short of the Week for the tip on this. Brief description from YouTube: "A young woman leaves the parental home to see the world. But the world of her parents is so tightly connected with her that by leaving, she puts it at risk." Ties, originally known as Uzy, is both written and directed by Russian filmmaker Dina Velikovskaya - you can see more of her work on her official site or her Vimeo page. Produced by Vladimir Gassiyev, Florian Grolig, Lilia Schneider. With original music by Artyom Fadeev. The film was made with the help of a unique 3Doodler pen. She didn't know how to use one at first. "How would I draw animation with a 3D pen when I've not used one before? How would I draw each frame so it does not look too different from the last?" But eventually she figured it out and this is the result. This first premiered at the Big Cartoon Festival 2019 in Russia. For more info, visit SOTW or 3Doodler. To view more shorts, click here. Thoughts?
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