February 15, 2019

Vikings

Promo Package & Trailer

For Vikings return on History Channel, we were given the opportunity to develop a high octane trailer that would make its big reveal at the 2018 Comic Con.

Initial Boards & "H" Renders

Using an x-particle system that was rendered seamlessly in both Octane and Redshift, we developed and manipulated ashes that are blown away to reveal key symbols and clues.

From the start, we wanted to create a dark, mysterious and revealing world that would bring us right to the heart of character development and tease possible themes in the season to come. Using an x-particle system that was rendered seamlessly in both Octane and Redshift, we developed and manipulated ashes that are blown away to reveal key symbols and clues.

Once we delivered the trailer, History wanted to take the look and environment we created and expand it into a full season 5 promo package. After the very well-received package was delivered, we were tasked with creating a full CG tease based on the post-war ashen world.

Storyboards by Ivan Viaranchyk

For the tease, unlike the promo package, we reversed the effect of the ashes revealing information, and instead used the effect to cover iconic items such as battle axes, shields, and Ivars banner, which ultimately rises from the suffocating ash in triumph.

Storyboards by Ivan Viaranchyk

We wanted to create a dark, mysterious and revealing world that would bring us right to the heart of character development and tease possible themes in the season to come.

We then translated this particle system into an internal user-friendly toolkit for the folks at History. Thanks again to their team for all their collaboration and creative. We look forward to more to come!


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