Just recently, the team at ZeniMax Online Studios announced ESO’s 2023 adventure, Shadow Over Morrowind. This year’s story brings players back to Morrowind, allowing them to explore places that haven’t been seen in The Elder Scrolls since 1994.
To unveil the riveting next chapter in The Elder Scrolls Online universe, we collaborated with ZeniMax Online Studios and agency Ayzenberg for the two-and-a-half-minute cinematic reveal trailer. Mill director Robert Sethi and VFX Supervisor Chris Bayol led our team of VFX artists across our Los Angeles, New York, and Bangalore studios to ensure the trailer lived up to The Elder Scrolls Online name and legacy.
The project was fully produced from start to finish at The Mill. Alongside our creative collaborators, our teams developed the story, created character models and environments (largely from scratch), shot motion capture for the entire film in the UK, translated that back in CG animation, developed and executed the look in lighting, added comprehensive FX, and took it to the finish line in comp. The cinematic trailer was graded by Head of Colour LA, Paul Yacono and edited by The Mill’s Natalie Wozniak + Jack Pyland.
“The Elder Scrolls boasts a rich and epic history, making it a truly remarkable opportunity to develop and direct a film that brings its world to life. We embraced a darker approach, weaving elements of Cosmic Horror and mystery into the story. The film follows a dark Elf's adventure and delves into the perspective of the Daedric Prince Mora as he searches for her. Working with Zenimax, Ayzenberg, and the talented cast and crew was an amazing experience that truly showcased the passion of all involved in the project.”
“Our goal with this film was to chart a new vision for the ESO franchise, all while honoring the long legacy of fan-beloved cinematics. The Mill quickly became a true creative partner in bringing this vision to life.”
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The Elder Scrolls Online: Necrom arrives for PC/Mac on June 5 and for Xbox and PlayStation consoles on June 20.