Natural Animation by David Montgomery

Florida-based filmmaker David Montgomery creates animated films entirely out of objects found in nature. The imagery found within these pieces, like Pollenating II above, is nothing short of mesmerizing. His latest piece, Carapace and Shell, a series of animated loops of seashells found on the beaches of Northeast Florida, will be screened at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH) in Jacksonville, as part of an ocean and marine-life themed exhibit. This Flickr page offers a hint of what I can only imagine is the intense amount of labor and organization that he invests into the making of each film. More of David’s work can be found on his website SilverfishCloset.com.


  • http://goodeaton.tumblr.com Tom Eaton

    Very cool — reminds me of Al Jarnow’s “Shorelines,” which also uses replacement animation of natural objects.

  • http://silverfishcloset.com David Montgomery

    I saw a couple clips from “Shorelines” in the Celestial Navigations trailer that was posted here a while back. I might end up having to buy the DVD if I want to see it in its entirety as I won’t be making it to the screening in San Francisco later this month.