Hayley Morris of Shape & Shadow has created a mesmerizing music video for Austin based band Explosions in the Sky using her trademark stop-motion animation style incorporated with thousands of paper shapes and geometric sculptures. To create these hypnotizing patterns and folds along side the single ‘The Ecstatics,’ Morris uses delicate cut-outs made of paper, moving each unique piece by hand. The latticed shapes and origami sculptures are then brought to life through projection mapping and marine colors.
Morris’ video uses a combination of various types of paper including layers of tracing paper, translucent materials and hand blown glass. Following the drop of Explosions in the Sky’s seventh album ‘The Wilderness,’ the hypnotizing animations in this music video aim to represent the ‘The Wilderness of the Mind.’ Morris’ animation studio Shape & Shadow has previously used similar techniques to produce videos and commercials for Burts Bees, Kate spade, and Samsung.