Exodus is an interactive motion comic produced by Submarine Channel that uses parallax scrolling and innovative animation to follow the journey of a group of refugees fleeing from war and persecution
Combining music, sound effects and animation, Exodus follows a group of refugees fleeing an unnamed war-torn country. Continuous tragedies remind us that Europe’s refugees crisis is far from over. Exodus rethinks the issue in a powerful and imaginative way.
Viewers can interact with the motion comic by moving their tablet or smartphone horizontally, navigating across a panorama drawing of almost 12 meters (40 feet).
The use of 2.5D parallax scrolling (a technique that creates an illusion of depth in a 2D scene) and the subtle animations heighten the sense of immersion into the world of the story.
Created by illustrator Jasper Rietman, Exodus was originally published as a graphic novel by Submarine Channel (you can still buy the book online).
Rietman’s work has been featured on an array of international media outlets, including The New York Times, The Guardian and the Washington Post. His first interactive illustration was a scrolling web-based book trailer produced by Submarine Channel.
Rietman’s illustration style belongs to the tradition of the “ligne claire,” a European drawing style popularized by, among others, Hergé’s Tintin.
The motion comic version is brought alive by the animations of digital artist André Bergs and by the music of composer Olger Star.
Exodus was selected to compete in the Best Interactive category at the Nederlands Film Festival 2020. For the occasion, Submarine Channel set up a physical installation consisting of a long panorama drawing of the story.
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Have a look, it’s Exodus in @bibliotheekutrecht where you can view the whole panorama illustration and you can check out the app, as well as 7 other amazing interactive projects ranging from VR games to documentaries. We are in the running for a golden calf for best interactive at @nederlandsfilmfestival and if you wish to visit you can find out more at https://www.filmfestival.nl/interactive/ You can also find the app in the Apple App store, it’s 100% free. Currently only for iPhone and iPad, an Android version will be available at a later date. #illustration #comics #nederlandsfilmfestival #goudenkalf #bestinteractive
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