This is an experimental stop motion animation I did for my University of Montana Media Arts animation class.

It consists of dozens of little creepy tree paper cutouts that I taped to a chair, lit with a lamp, and then photographed the shadows. I used a replacement animation technique. 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.

To view photos of the trees and my concepts and storyboards, please visit my website at

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