The Storyteller - Athabascan Story of Denali

 I am happy to be able to share a very awesome project I worked on last year for the Koahnic Broadcasting Corp based out of Anchorage. They approached me to direct and animate a 5 minute Athabascan folk tale about the creation of the Denali Mountains. I opted for silhouette animation as I felt it was the proper way to translate the story visually. The process involves backlit animated objects and multi layered tissue paper backgrounds. The colors and effects that can be achieved with this style is stunning. I also incorporated sand animation techniques as well, which was new to me and very fun (look to the crashing waves and lightning for examples). I'd love to do more work like this! 

This film is part of The Storyteller series.  Listen to more fantastic folk tales HERE