3D printing technology has been used to create lots of arty videos. Remember Cut/Copy’s stop motion clip for We Are Explorers in which 3D printers were used to professionally print out all the objects? Well, London-based art/creative director Greg Barth adds a new video to the ever growing collection of 3D printed ones. The director, who has worked with Passion Pit before, was asked to create a video for Belgian electronic music platform Hello Play.
His video is an interpretation of electronic music, and the objects alter based on the sounds they produce. White lines come out of a bass drum, and when someone claps his hands a flower pot is divided in two parts. It’s very surreal and illogic, but it has been made using highly logical and modern manufacturing methods. The video has a total time of less than a minute, but Barth probably spent days making it. Watch it below:
That’s a great clip, isn’t it? And now you probably want to know how he made it. Well, the most interesting thing about his homage to electronic music is that he uploaded a “making off” video as well. In this video, he shows how he has been using a 3D modeling program – Softimage – and 3D printing techniques to create some of the objects. In order to create a statue, which you can see when it melts at the end of the clip, he created a mold and added a total of 6KG of white chocolate.
Barth might use 3D printing again for next videos, but the only problem for today is that – although 3D printer prices are dropping – the technique is still a relatively expensive technique to use. Nevertheless, you can check out Barth’s other video projects on his personal website. His debut to 3D printing reminded us of another 3D printed piece of art, by animator Ray McCarthey Bergeron. Watch it below:
Image credits: Greg Barth.