Overgrown from Ali Gray on Vimeo.

Category: Stop Motion Animation

Created Using: Paper, Chair, Lamp, Photoshop, Final Cut, Logic
Date: 2011

This is a project I did for a university class using a replacement animation technique.

It consists of dozens of creepy little paper tree cutouts that I taped to a chair, lit with a lamp, and then photographed the shadows. I made the title by cutting out the words from a piece of paper, holding it up to a light, taking the picture, then inverting the black and white.

I wanted to experiment with different shadows to create a unique, abstract stop motion animation. The soundtrack is a custom sound design piece I created in Logic.


Overgrown Trees, stop motion animation


Overgrown Storyboards

Tree & Animation Setup Concepts

Overgrown Tree Concepts