New Video: “Transforming” – 3D Printed Nail Animation by Hatsuki Furutani

New Video: “Transforming” – 3D Printed Nail Animation by Hatsuki Furutani

To all the women reading this, have you ever been painting your nails and decided to get real creative with the design? I’m sure you have, but have you ever imagined your nails could literally “pop out” into something wild like an origami bird? Sure is better than watching paint dry (yes, pun intended). Nails have definitely been an art form of sorts, but in this new Japanese stop-motion piece, you’ll find that art form being taken to a whole other level.

In a new stop motion short film, Japanese manicurist Hatsuki Furutani and film production team +Ring used 521 3D printed nails that were attached and replaced to an actual hand and filmed individually frame by frame. The film shows the colorful fingernails create origami birds, flowers, and fish that interact with the printed parts in unusual and unexpected ways. In the words of the director:

“Imagine how it would be If your nails were revitalized.

Colors change as your hands move.

Ideas come into shapes.

Our nail art keeps transforming on your nails.

Please enjoy such a wonderful world you have never seen before.”

You can check out the video below:

Be sure to check out the behind-the-scenes video as well to see the intensive labor that went into making this!