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When Your Manicure Comes Alive

Jul 15, 2015 | 831 videos
Video by Mizuki Kawano, Yuna Takayama, Hatsuki Furutani, Ema Mutoh,Mamoru Iizuka, Takeshi Ozaki

Japanese manicure artist Hatsuki Furutani and the director Mizuki Kawano have collaborated to make a stop-motion animation that shows nail art coming to life and transforming into charming scenes. A total of 521 nails were created using a 3-D printer. Then, the production team attached the nails to the hand model and filmed frame-by-frame—in fact, this entire short film was created without using any computer graphics. For more information, visit the film's website.

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Author: Nadine Ajaka

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