What ensued was a 40-day, worldwide, live-action shoot that charted thousands of years.
We casted topnotch actors, employed wardrobe and makeup worthy of a summer blockbuster, shot on-location battle scenes, drew blood, set fires, built sets, and more – all with scripts constantly in flux, and rewrites dropping into our laps with only a moment’s notice.
In some instances, scripts were so broad that we were forced to create metaphoric sequences to fit the budget and encapsulate the copy, which at times leaps through centuries in a sentence. For example, a silk dancer gliding in slow-motion through a silk-dressed set became a visual meditation on the long history of the Silk Road.
BUT THIS IS THE ESSENCE OF EVOLUTION, AND WHAT WE DO AT EVOLVE – PROBLEM SOLVING.
Origins challenged us to find ways to tell stories in the smartest, strongest way possible. Even a concept as broad as war, we learned, has its economic visual solution.