Jonah and the Metro

Jonah and the Metro

Edward Weinhofer
by edwardw on 29 May 2020 for Rookie Awards 2020

This is the result of the last project work for my first year of architectural visualization at YRGO. The field of 3D was completely new to me when I started the year and I'm excited to be able to pull off a project like this.

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The final result.

Early beginning of the process - a quick sketch of scenes and a moodboard showing some of my thoughts and inspiration.

An extra rendering, not a part of the animation itself. The man in the background is actually attached to the camera shooting the footage for the animation, following a spline as a path. The purpose of this was to make the first-person narrative believable and to get some reflections, subtly visible as a silhouette in the metro train for example.

Close-up on the ceramic tiles of the roof - a reference to the biblic story of "Jonah and the Whale" where the character lives in the belly of a whale for 3 days. The cylindrical shape of the building got my imagination to draw this parallel. The tiles has different levels of glossiness giving interesting reflections of the light, and the fact that the image used for the mapping is extremely scaled up was intended to give a cool graphic, almost abstract effect.

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