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.

Directed by: Cole Paviour

Director Photography: James Medcraft

Production Company: Unit9

Commissioned by: TBWA - CHIAT - DAY

Produced by: Holly Restieaux 3D

Liquid printer by: Machine Shop

Motion Control: Mark Roberts Motion Control / Ian Menzies

Art Department: Nick Ellis

Gaffer: Onkar Narrang

1st AD: Rob Thorpe

1st AC: Tom Ried

Camera hire: Arri Rental