The story of the last leaf from the tree's point of view. This is my latest film. It was completed in late October.Overall, it took about four months (workin...

Comment by John Polacchi on June 12, 2012 at 2:31pm

Fantastic!I like it!

Comment by Michael Tharme on June 12, 2012 at 2:52pm

This is great, the atmosphere, the look of the treeman, the set and the animation is all great, even the leaf in the wind was well animated i thought. 

The one thing that i wasn't so keen on was the walk , it looked like you had trouble making it take strides...from a puppet making point of view, but dont take this as a negative critasism, just a observation from one animator to another, it makes us stronger,

Aside from that this is a really good piece of work :-) i hope you submit it into festivals

Comment by Rick Catizone on June 12, 2012 at 3:08pm

Really cool!

Comment by Santino Vitale on June 12, 2012 at 3:19pm

Thanks guys!

Yeah, I had a heck of a time animating his walk. His stubby roots just didn't want to move, so I ended up shuffling him around.

I originally made this in hopes of sending it to the Stop-Motion Magazine Film Festival, but I missed the deadline. Maybe I can catch it this year. 

Comment by John Polacchi on June 12, 2012 at 3:26pm

May I ask what kind of armature you have inside him?IOs it an "all wire" armature, ball&socket,or combination of the two?Also,is he made of liquid latex/latex "build up",foam latex,or is he cast of silicone or urethane rubber?

Comment by Santino Vitale on June 12, 2012 at 3:35pm

He's an all wire armature with epoxy putty bones and cotton and liquid latex build up. He's got real twigs on his head, which broke several times during shooting. 

Comment by Patrick Doherty on June 13, 2012 at 4:44am

Wow. Just terrific!

 

Comment by Marc Perry on June 26, 2012 at 11:09pm

I loved this, very cool animation. That tree character is brilliant.

Comment by Daniel Svensson on August 1, 2013 at 3:38pm

beautifully done. love the atmosphere. :) Made a similar tree-creature with the same method a long while back :) But yours is much better :D

http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/photo/forest-creature?context=al...

Comment by Haruko Napochka on July 8, 2015 at 5:57am

This one is also lovely...

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