3D printing for animation?

There has been a lot of talk about the possible applications for 3D printing, but Johnny Kelly’s new TV titles are the first time we’ve seen it used in animation

There’s been a lot of talk about possible applications for 3D printing, but Johnny Kelly’s new TV titles are the first time we’ve seen it used in animation

The title sequence is for Dutch TV programme Het Klokhuis (The Apple Core). Agency KesselsKramer commissioned Johnny Kelly and artist Jethro Haynes to collaborate and make this sequence which will air for the first time next week. “It was really interesting to collaborate with Jethro,” Kelly tells us, “and we made the apple shapes using 3D printing which was very exciting, as I’d never tried this out before.”

“Het Klokhuis” Opening titles from Johnny Kelly on Vimeo.

Here are some work in progress images – including some images of the 3D printed apples – one for each frame of a section of the animation that shows the apple’s centre disappearing as if melting…


Client: NPS
Agency: KesselsKramer
Creative Team: Christian Borstlap
Agency Producer: Pieter Leendertse 
Production Company: Nexus 
Director: Johnny Kelly 
Executive Producers: Christopher O’Reilly & Charlotte Bavasso 
Producer: Luke Youngman
Production Manager: Jo Bierton 
Creative Development: Beccy McCray 
Model-maker: Jethro Haynes
3D printed model design: Ben Cowell, Matt Clark
Animators: Matthew Cooper, Tine Kluth
Runner: Xaver Böhm
Compositing: Alasdair Brotherston 
Director of Photography: Matthew Day
Filmed at Clapham Road Studios
Music: Harry Bannink
Sound Design: FC Walvisch Amsterdam


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