Axis Studios continued their collaboration with Bungie and Activision to create the epilogue cinematic, Rebirth, for Destiny 2: Forsaken. Directed by Sava Zivkovic, the cinematic reintroduces one of Destiny 2’s central characters, but cleverly subverts expectations of which character is to be reborn. Sava worked with art director, Paul Canavan and CG supervisor Mikas Sadauskas on concept art, colour scripts and matte paintings, as well as additional pre-viz, character animation and compositing work.
The team at Axis worked in close collaboration with Bungie and Activision to create the sequences based on initial previz done by Bungie. Axis were responsible for additional concept artwork and previz to develop those initial ideas further, progressing them to final blocking, cinematography, motion capture and animation, before lighting, VFX, rendering and compositing.