Amazing live-action spot that uses a "stop-motion 3d liquid printer" to make animations out of real water by James Medcraft. Includes Making-Of Video. A must watch!

The Making of

Author Notes

G Active: Water Made Active

I was asked by Unit9 to direct the photography and devise a way to capture this ambitious project all in camera.

Over the course of 6 months working with Unit9, Machine Shop, Arri Rental and Mark Roberts Motion Control we developed a stop-motion 3d liquid printer that took motion capture data of a human and printed it life size frame by frame. The 3D liquid prints frames were captured using high speed sync flash on the Arri Alexa 65 and Milo Motion control, a technical world first. In 5 shoot days and 11 days in the studio we created a life-sized animated human, created entirely from liquid that moves and interacts with physical space like a real human.


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