(Playa Vista, California--June 8, 2015) Visual Effects powerhouse Digital Domain was honored at the 2015 AICP Awards for Best Visual Effects for the commercial, Destiny “Become Legend.” Directed by acclaimed feature filmmaker Joseph Kosinski, Digital Domain collaborated with agency 72andSunny and live action production company Reset, to create this breathtaking piece for one of the year’s best selling games. The piece for the first person shooter features a stunning blend of cinematic live action and visual effects.
“We at Digital Domain are thrilled for the Destiny team,” said Rich Flier, President of Advertising and Games. “The artists here continue to produce the best work in the business and this is a well deserved recognition.”
A longtime collaborator with Director Kosinski (“Tron: Legacy,” “Oblivion,”) Visual Effects Supervisor Eric Barba and the live action production company Reset, sought to create a visually cinematic narrative that brings the game world to life with a seamless integration of photo-real CG and live action footage. Shot in exotic locations such as Tampico, Mexico and Moab, Utah the production sought to capture as much in camera as they could so Digital Domain could work their magic. Augmenting everything from characters to environmental elements such as fire and landscapes, the Digital Domain team took the exotic Earth-bound locations and transformed them into the pulse pounding game locations of Mars, Venus and the Moon.
“This project exemplifies our ability to deliver commercial clients the same caliber of VFX that our Hollywood studio clients are accustomed to,” said Eric Barba, Chief Creative Officer and Senior Visual Effects Supervisor, Digital Domain. “We used a lot of the same techniques from our features VFX pipeline.”
The piece delivers the promise of action packed game play from beginning to end. Adding to the adrenaline pumping pace is Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song.”
“72andSunny had a strong idea of what music they wanted going in,” said Barba. “Anytime you get to create a piece of cinema to Led Zeppelin, you’ve already got a strong foundation for a visual piece like this. You just have to make sure the picture lives up to that classic track.”
About Digital Domain 3.0
Founded in 1993, Digital Domain (“original Digital Domain”) delivered innovative visuals for more than 100 movies including “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Maleficent,” “Iron Man 3”, the “Transformers” trilogy, “TRON: Legacy” and “Titanic.” Its artists have earned multiple Academy Awards®. A creative driving force in media applications, original Digital Domain brought its artistry to thousands of commercial, video game and music video productions. The original Digital Domain also created digital humans for concert performances and co-produced the feature film “Ender’s Game”. From facilities in California and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, including its own state-of-the-art virtual production studio, the Digital Domain 3.0 Group (consisting of Digital Domain 3.0, Inc., Digital Domain Productions 3.0 (BC), Ltd. and Mothership Media, Inc.) enables the creation of extraordinary visual images in traditional entertainment and advertising. www.digitaldomain.com