It’s always an honour to have artists reach out from overseas and propose a collaboration. Illenium contacted me asking if I’d like to create some visuals for his upcoming Awake tour. Naturally I accepted. Illenium had a strong sense of the visual style he wanted and sent through some references from Beeple and concept art by Stuz0r. It was a great opportunity to push the limits of Octane and GPU rendering. I was tasked with creating three custom synced music tracks totalling over 15,000 frames. That’s a lot of rendering!
For this track, Illenium wanted a glowing orb in the forest, so I took this idea and pushed it as far as possible in the time we had. The comet like orb impacts a desolate planet. Its impact and harboured energy breathes life into the martian-like world. The lone character returns to the orb and gets propelled to higher dimensions during the chorus and returns stronger with each verse that passes.
Music - Illenium - Leaving
Directed by - Nik Hill
Production company - Twenty Third C