Gilles-Alexandre Deschaud is a 3D animator, designer and stop motion artist from Paris, France. His latest grandiose creation – Chase Me – is a stop motion film that uses entirely 3D printed models and environments. While working in the VFX industry as a digital artist and animator, Gilles-Alexandre experimented with various techniques using a hybrid of 2D mediums, such as painting and drawing, combined with 3D animation. His experimentation with new styles led him to discover 3D printing with the Form 1+ SLA 3D printer.
One can only imagine the amount of detail and patience a project like this takes to create. It is a marvel to experience one of our favorite entertainment medium’s in a wholly fresh visual perspective. Gilles is stepping onto untrodden ground. In this interview we discuss the inspirations behind Chase Me and why Gilles’ thinks 3D printing will have a huge footprint on the film industry. The rise of 3D animation can only complement the impact of 3D printing as more 3D models are created and stored. Whether it is 3D printed props for sets or entirely 3D animated films, content creation in the third dimension is witnessing a dramatic rise.
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You Will Learn:
- When Gilles first heard about 3D printing and how Coraline sparked the idea for his film, Chase Me.
- The making of Chase Me including storyboarding and preparation for CG models that were to be 3D printed.
- How the Form 1+ 3D printer made the creation process easier and more eloquent.
- Some of the films that inspired the creation of Chase Me.
- The similarity between CG animation and 3D printing props and models for movies.
- Some of the biggest challenges and lessons learned in producing Chase Me, including the learning curve of 3D printing.
- Other things Gilles’ enjoys creating and some of his favorite 3D printing services.
- An upcoming watercolor film project.
- A few lasting tips and suggestions on creating a successful movie.
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