Animation - Week 2 - Stop Motion Tree

For this weeks assignment, Jacky and I wanted to make a project that was straightforward but still visually striking. Having come from a narrative film background I was also interested in challenging myself to make something that was less story driven and more abstract. We were particularly inspired by this stop motion video as well as this music video by Radiohead.

The stop motion creation went off nearly without a hitch. It was enjoyable to be able to make something ‘grow’ in such an organic way, and I was happy to be able to bring my own interest in creating work inspired by the natural world in contrast to the high-tech nature of so many of our tools and mediums. I also think that Jacky’s idea to make use of actual leaves collected from Washington Square Park helped to further emphasize this aesthetic.