Animator Ray McCarthey Bergeron has used 3D printing technology to create figurines for a short movie, and the trailer is very promising. He used the technique to create enchanting scenes with zoetropic 3D printed objects for a short movie, which he called re÷belief. He made this movie for his MFA Thesis at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the question he wants to ask with this video is “if recalling memories can break a cycle”.
This video could likely make you feeling a little dizzy, but overwhelmed by what he created as well. He recently spoke with The Creators Project about this project and said: “a personal story told in a cyclical way begs for zoetropes to be used. With a focus on relationships, faith, and love as a reoccurring motifs, I wanted to manifest these haunting, memory cycles into physical forms, and the best method was to combine 3D printing with animated zoetropes.”
The movie reminds us a little of Cut/Copy’s video for We Are Explorers. It has the same kind of stop-motion approach. If you would like to see re÷belief yourself, then there are possibilities in Germany as well as in the U.S. Head over to the WV Filmmakers Festival in Sutoon, West Virginia (October 3-6) or visit the Imagine Science Film Festival at State Festival in Berlin (October 30 – November 2).