Stop Motion Film Constructed With 3D Pen

Ties from Dina Velikovskaya on Vimeo.

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The short is rather moving, which is hardly surprising given the plot summary (below). The form of the 3D pen compliments the sense of malaise and world-dissolution that permeates the film.

There is a strong connection between parents and their child. 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. It turns out that this connection can be also destructive.

If you’re unclear on what exactly a 3D pen is, SelfCAD has a great explainer posted here:

3D pens work by heating plastic filament and extruding it through a narrow tip. As the plastic cools and hardens, it can be used to draw three-dimensional objects. 3D pens are often used for prototyping and model-making, as they allows users to quickly create complex shapes. Some 3D pens also have features that allow them to change colors or utilize different types of plastic filaments. In general, 3D pens are easy to use and require little prior experience. However, it is important to be careful when using a 3D pen, as the hot tip can cause burns.


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