Paper War

Title sequence for a feature length film called Paper War Written by Maya Miel Saxell. Following the death of her daughter, a detached woman finds an outlet in the obsessive and excessive production of origami weaponry. When an unusual man arrives in town he brings magic to her world again.

The entire sequence is made of construction paper, tiny light bulbs and different kinds of fabric. Filmed real time and then slowed down and colored in After Effects.

I wanted the music to have a very childlike quality to it, so I used various bell sounds and quirky and warm instruments to evoke a feeling of childhood.

Behind the scenes

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