Chase Me

A film by Gilles-Alexandre Deschaud.

Chase Me combines the magic of film with the wonder of 3D printing. This short film follows a ukelele-playing girl who is chased through a dark forest by the monster that emerges from her own shadow.

Filmmaker Gilles-Alexandre Deschaud spent two years 3D printing 2,500 parts to create each frame of the film. From the characters to the set, all elements were printed using the Formlabs’ Form 1+ SLA 3D Printer. Each precise detail comes together to form a beautiful representation of a magical world.




THE Making of CHASE ME

The project first began as a CG-animated storyboard, which was then 3D printed — frame by frame. Each second of the film is made up of 15 frames. The elements in each scene was printed at 100 micron resolution, with minimal finishing beyond the removal of support material.

For the wide camera shots, the filmmaker printed out a girl measuring 3 cm tall, and switched to a 7 cm model for close-ups. The set was printed in multiple parts that were combined to make the larger objects. For instance, the giant tree was printed in 22 individual prints on the Form 1+. Smaller, animated parts of the set, such as the growing tree and the waterfall were modeled and printed for each specific still to illustrate movement.

“Chase Me is a story about embracing your fears, and turning them, instead, into something beautiful,” says Gilles-Alexandre.





Gilles-Alexandre Deschaud has been working in the VFX industry as a digital artist and animator for the past 7 years. Throughout his career, Gilles-Alexandre has 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.

Gilles-Alexandre’s latest project is ‘Chase Me,’ a stop-motion film that was entirely 3D printed.

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