The United Nations Office at Geneva asked students to create promotional content for their new book: Recipes for Peace, Rights & Wellbeing. I created a concept for an 3D animation based on one of the recipes in the book.
I created this video for a school assignment. Therefore, reaching my own learning goals was the most important part of this project. The recipe I chose to create was one submitted by the city of Geneva. It basically explains how a city with an exceptional quality of life can be created. In the book, it’s written as a recipe. I created a concept to convert it to a video.
But only a good understanding of the city itself isn’t enough to come up with a great concept, I needed more visual research to be able to suggest a suitable artstyle. I made a new pinterest board to collect the necessary images.
My other learning goal was to get used to working with 3D programs such as Autodesk Maya. I started with a bunch of tutorials and I used Maya to create one of the buildings that could be in the video, this improved my 3D skills and at the same time I improved on the concept.
I also started working on a script for the video. It can be found here.
To visualize this script, I created a storyboard which I presented to an UN representative.
Luckily the response on the storyboard was great, I only had to change some minor things to be able to start on the final product on this project: The animatic.
To realise it, I had to create the models for the animatic and I had to learn how to animate in Maya.
The final result can be seen above.