BA (Hons) Illustration student Natalia Savinova won a prestigious New Blood nomination in the D&AD international design competition. Natalia created a series of animated videos for the world-known Shutterstock image bank.
«The main goal of the project was to illustrate short and random life stories. We were offered to choose three archetypes out of seven and to create static or animated images for each of them. It was not easy at all to fit the stories I came up with into the framework of just 20 seconds," Natalia said.
All her three animations tell the stories of a girl. The first archetype, "overcoming the monster", demonstrates the story about noisy neighbors. The heroine suffers from the noise. In the end she overcomes neighbors by knocking at the ceiling. In the next archetype, "the quest", this girl was trying to find the key which she lost. The last archetype, "voyage & return", illustrates the moment of a day dream. The girl is cooking and recollecting some pleasant memories about her sea journey.
In order to create the videos Natalia used the stop-motion technique as well as the step-by-step drawn animation. The audio track was based on some pre-recorded sounds produced by everyday items: sound of music box, steps, sound of a chair being moved, laughter, ticking of the clocks and others.