When we were creating the characters, the main challenge was to convey the original character tempers from Russia tales as a counter to tailored and polished characters of modern culture. To develop these characters we had a chat with Nikita Petrov – an academic adviser and co-curator of the exhibition. Together with Nikita we were trying to give the characters ancestral Slavic traits.
The biggest challenge in animating was to create enchanted waves that are emerging out of Tsarevna Frog’s sleeve and to change the space of the exhibition. We spent a lot if time on animatics, animating and compositing of this scene
The exhibition creates an immersive experience for its visitors not only with help of the works by famous artists but also through the architecture of exhibition space – every room is theme-designed as natural habitats of the tale’s characters: dungeons, forests and waters. When we were creating a visual scenario of the teaser, we wanted to highlight how space around characters changes for being very geometrical in reality to the ornate, smooth and dreamy in the exhibition
The State Tretyakov Gallery