This project combined the subjects Motion Design, Storytelling and Infographics. The goal was to make an informative and interactive virtual food story within six weeks. During the process I had to find an interesting angle that forms the basis of a story. Next to that, I focussed on interactive storytelling, animation and illustration styles.
The topic "food" brings endless possibilities. First I chose chocolate and further in the process, I narrowed it down to bonbons.
During the first weeks I did a lot of visual research, went to different chocolatiers to gain knowledge about chocolate and to find an interesting angle for my virtual food story.
After another idea failed, I came up with the idea of a person who discovers the uniqueness of chocolates during an autumn walk through Amsterdam and keeps their experience in a diary entry.
The most engaging point after my research was that a box of chocolates is always a surprise: Tiny, beautiful and sweet gifts, the taste still has to be revealed, every piece is unique and personal.
How can I translate this idea into a virtual food story with the goal to evoke the feeling of tension and surprise?
Because my project had to include parts of the subjects Motion Design, Storytelling and Infographics, I added interaction to my idea. The viewer gets the possibility to experience the surprising autumn walk themselves.
This project is nominated for the Golden Dot Award which honours the best student work every year. The award will take place in July 2022. I am looking forward to it!