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The Mill created the opening titles to the History Channel’s epic new drama series ‘Vikings’. From concept art, through to production, edit, compositing and final grade, the titles immerse viewers into the world of the mighty Norsemen.
They follow the separation of a Viking from the living. He slips into darkness amongst ornaments of his life; weaponry, gold and bone. His fading memory flickers throughout before he is consumed by one of the ‘Sisters’, a Norse goddess. He is left a shell below the waves before we learn he is not alone, but one of many sinking below the creeping surge of Viking raiders above. As the titles draw to a close the fiery massive raid assaults a darkened coast line.
Main Title – Behind the Scene
A behind the scenes look at our shoot and creative process for the Vikings title sequence. The dialogue was captured over the course of several phone interviews and discussions about the project featuring myself and art director Audrey Davis.
Director: Rama Allen
Art Director: Audrey Davis
Head of Design Production: Danielle Amaral
Head of Content: Ian Bearce
Line Producer: Rich Schwab
Director of Photography: Khalid Mohtaseb
Second Unit DP: Adam Carboni
VFX Supervisor: Westley Sarokin
Lead Flame: Westley Sarokin & Danny Morris
Flame Artist: Suzanne Dyer
Nuke: Robert Bruce