This CG creation is a humorous animated short film that takes the viewer into a lovely and detailed designed comic city. There he is going to witness a row of odd incidents that are obviously related to Matilda, a quite inconspicuous old lady.
First this Movie was exclusively produced by four communications design students at University of Applied Science and Arts, Hanover during their second semester. Later it evolved into a collaborative project with students of University of Music and Drama, Hanover who reflected the plot's mood and dramaturgy though an atmospheric soundtrack.
The designers task was to create a short film that visualizes a well known phrase or quotation. They chose the phrase "A Black Cat Crossing is Bad Luck". The plot is that old Matilda is walking down a street carrying a black cat with her. This cat is hidden from the viewer until the climate point when Matilda accidentally drops it. Of course the presence of the cat causes a lot of trouble all the way ...ShortScene Example
They were very much interested in creating a unique style that allowed us to combine 2D and 3D elements in an artificial way. Everything should look as if it was made out of paper and have hard edges. They also added some depth of field to let everything look even more like a miniature.