This collaborative project for Tine Milk, conceived and designed by Animasjonsdepartementet, developed by the Mill+ Studio and Directed by Martin Engh, displays a battle between the elements and Marit Bjørgen, the Norwegian cross-country skier. Our protagonist encounters a series of deadly obstacles such as avalanches, wolves and trolls, synonymous with Norwegian folklore. Taking influence from famous Norwegian illustrator, Theodor Kittelsen, we see the icy world brought to life by Flash, Cinema 4D and After Effects artists.
On this project I worked on the original pitch at The Mill London. I had to create two concepts that would represent the final film.
I played a lot with brush effects and texture to give a nice illustrative look.
Also for the pitch I started designing the Troll that combine mountain and human shapes.
Below I did the treatment on top of a 3D layout and design from Antar Walker.