The Mill collaborated with Bungie on an epic cinematic launch trailer series for ‘Destiny 2: Beyond Light’ directed by Ilya Abulkhanov.
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We take a look at The Mills work with Bungie above on the Destiny 2 trailer. The Mill are specialists in campaign ideation, creative technology and production while partnering with brands to deliver impact across all media. The Mills team of original thinkers, directors, designers, developers and producers share the same ambition: To create memorable experiences that excite and captivate audiences.
The Mill team worked hand-in hand with Bungie to develop the concept and an overall narrative that would build suspense around this exhilarating reveal. Ilya explains, “Constant communication and collaboration on this project was crucial. The creative development with Bungie’s in-house experts and the huge technical feat required from my team within The Mill were both a dream to be part of.”
Ilya and The Mill design team developed a vast, other-worldly landscape before interweaving it with the intriguing sections of activating pyramids. The characters make their perilous journeys across the icy tundra of Europa, the moon of Jupiter. Ilya comments, “Speed, pace and a sense of mystery within each of the scenarios was crucial to allow for the interconnectedness of what is happening to build a subtle rhythmic tension.”
The Mill’s visual effects team crafted a vast range of effects, from the luminescent magical effects on Eris’ hands and the ground beneath her; to the pulsing energy that surrounds the pyramids. The unique weather systems required layered simulations; automating elements but retaining the ability to art direct the result. Ilya adds, “All elements: design, visual effects, spacious composition of shots in terms of cinematography, color palette, editing, sound design, score and grade come together to set the mood required for a journey this colossal.”
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