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The Big Short
Title Sequence
Collaborating with director Adam McKay, Picturemill conceived the single-shot title of the film, starting on a single house and revealing the hundreds of surrounding homes. Picturemill produced and directed the live-action helicopter shoot to capture the incredible impact the housing crisis had on millions of Americans through the visual of the endless housing development.

Working with Led Zeppelin’s When The Levee Breaks, for the end credit sequence, Picturemill created a juxtaposition between the wealthiest of Americans, who benefitted from the lucrative housing market, and the middle class, who struggled and lost it all during the housing crisis.
Wayward Pines
Show Open
Picturemill worked closely with the show creators to establish a sequence that captured the eerie and unsettling truth hidden behind the idyllic facade of Wayward Pines. Rather than directing actors, the team worked directly with the miniatures and camera department to create the look of each carefully composed shot. Once the photography was complete, careful editing and VFX brought the final sequence to life.
Point Break
End Title Sequence
Inspired by the film’s theme of “following your line”, Picturemil’s end credit sequence follows extreme athletes and shows their line of action. Dynamic dimensional lines track along the athletes’ paths, anchoring the cast and crew credits and capturing the dynamic action and beautiful cinematography of Point Break.
Terminator: Genisys
Title Sequence
Taking inspiration from the post-apocalyptic prologue sequence, Picturemill was tasked with creating a Main Title animation that would contribute to the feeling of destruction that sets the tone of the film. Using 3D dynamics, Picturemill simulated an animation of the Main Title disintegrating into dust to seamlessly carry into the next shot of the world in ashes.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

In our second involvement with the Apes Franchise at 20th Century Fox, Picturemill was asked to create a narrative sequence to explain the spread of the virus from the first film and its effects on the world, bridging the gap between the two installments.

Rather than a traditional editorial "news montage" sequence, Picturemill continued the design language created for the ending of RISE, to projection map news footage onto the globe in a unique display. Picturemill also had a major part in writing the narrative voiceover that drives the sequence. Picturemill worked very close with 20th Century Fox to source and manipulate the stock footage to serve the purpose of the story, before completing the sequence in stereoscopic 3D.

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