I Am Building A Forest- A Stop-Motion Animation short by Meghan Hollister
I Am Building A Forest is made up of about 1500 photos, all shot with my Canon T2i DSLR with a 50mm lens. No color grading or editing as used on any of the photos. Lighting and color effects were achieved with small LED lights. Adobe After FX was used for post-production editing.
Several sets were constructed using foam core, wire framing, found book pages, and other found paper. From sketchbook to final product, this project took about 6 months. This was SUCH a labor of love. As well as A LOT of trial and error. With this being my first stop-motion film, everything was self-taught using the infamous and wonderful Google.
I Am Building A Forest will be part of a larger art installation where the film will be projected amidst a life size forest, also made from found book pages.