Forest set

This miniature forest set I built as part of a personal project back in 2010. For the set I used real branches and soil, building the uneven terrain with chicken fence and paper mache.

This set was built for an ambitious project that would involve a
combination of miniature sets, animation and live action. The idea was to use the set as above for backgrounds, with more detailed paper mache sculpted trees in the foreground layers. I did various tests for the animation and live action parts and some compositing tests. At this time the project was too ambitious for my skills and experience level, perhaps it will see continuation in some form in the future…

Below are some pictures of the process of making and filming the set. For filming the ‘tracking’ shot my equipment was a camcorder on a skateboard on a plank of wood…