The video required roughly 200 figurines that were printed out of UV reactive filament. The whole thing was shot at night under black light lights, which gives the video its fantastical UFO glow.
To add a little fun though, Cut Copy is making all the 3D-printing files from the video available for download as a BitTorrent bundle (The BitTorrent site is currently down for us), along with a guide on how to make the film again so that people can remix the video for themselves. The band has created a YouTube page where it will presumably post videos by people who complete the project. Seems like a lot of work, so it will be a nice test of just how broadly 3D printing has caught on, and if it’s really as easy as the technology’s proponents would have us believe. [BitTorrent, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify]