In 2004, Münster was named the world's most livable city in the world. But what makes this student city so "livable"? The animated short film shows a typical autumn day in the Westphalian city of Münster. The viewer accompanies a young woman as she goes through her everyday life: she cruises down the bicycle lanes of Münster, runs errands at the weekly farmer’s market and ends her evening at the harbor. The aim was to show the different facets of the small, charming town and to bring supposed contrasts, such as the traditional and modern aspects of the townscape, into visual harmony.

Personal Work

Art Direction

2D / 3D Animation
Edit & Postproduction

Combination of 2D and 3D for the staging of a charming little town.
The reduction of forms and colors was the central design element here. Atmospheric lighting was created by semi-transparent surfaces. Small animations of trees and linens blowing in the wind also bring the city to life and convey the feeling of a cozy autumn day with a pleasant breeze blowing. A spatial exploration of the cityscape by the viewer was simulated by using tracking shots and dynamic transitions.

Graphics were created in Illustrator and animated in After Effects. Real locations were modeled and staged in Cinema 4D. The animation is accompanied by a calm, melodic beat.


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