Fragments of Laura is a location-based experience that gives its users the chance to discover several distinct locations of Funchal, while learning about Madeiran culture through storytelling. This is presented through a custom-made location aware mobile app, that guides its users through 7 story points. It was developed by a multidisciplinary team at Madeira Interactive Technology Institute.
The fictional narrative takes place in the 19th century, following the story of Laura Silva - an orphaned girl who ultimately becomes one of the main figures of the preservation of the island's biodiversity. Despite this, her actions become increasingly misunderstood by the locals, making her fate greatly unpredictable. The story is presented in the form of 2D motion comics, audio content and interactive virtual reality scenes.
My roles in this project included:
Being part of the story development team and consequent storyboarding of the full story;
Cleanup and rigging of 21 distinct characters;
Creation of a full 3D scenery of a 19th century pharmacy (modelling and texturing) optimized for mobile use;
Recreation of 6 real-world locations of the 19th century in 3D;
Previz and layout of 5 out of 6 videos (163 distinct frames);
Manual application of the motion comic visual style to each frame of 4 out of 6 videos in Photoshop;
Animation of all 6 motion comic videos in After Effects;