Vikings Title Sequence by Rama Allen
The sequence was inspired by a folktale found in The Sagas. That of the nine sisters, the goddesses of the waves, that would pluck Viking explorers from their ships and pull them to a sensual, dark, watery grave. The Vikings’ relationship with death was built on honor, inevitability, sex, and the constant presence of gods pulsing through every grain of sand and swell of the ocean.
The concept and visual was fleshed out in collaboration with Art Director Audrey Davis. The shoot took place in a pool and the beaches of Pre-Sandy New Jersey with a sturdy and dedicated small crew, led by DP Khalid Mohtaseb. Editors Ryan McKenna and Jessica Ledoux conquered my mountains of footage. The superb composite work was accomplished by Westley Sarokin, Danny Morris and Suzanne Dyer. Final color by the very talented Damien Van Der Cruyssen.
All live action and post production produced at The Mill.
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
Leads: Sandor Toledo & Vince Baertsoen
Editor: Ryan McKenna
Assistant Editor: Jessica Ledoux
Color: Damien Van Der Cruyssen
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 Rama Allen and art director Audrey Davis.