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Method Studios on creating HALO 4 ‘THE COMMISSIONING’.
Method Studios was thrilled to be given the opportunity to work on this jaw-dropping commercial for Halo 4 having received much acclaim for the previous Halo spot, ‘Deliver Hope’ – the ad honored with the coveted VES Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in 2011.
‘The Commissioning’, from agency TwoFifteen and production company MJZ, introduces the storyline behind the new X-Box game set for release fall, 2012. The entire spot is packed with visual effects the likes of which are typically seen in sci-fi feature films as opposed to television adverts. Award-winning director, Nicolai Fuglsig, was keen to get across the immersive gaming experience and produce visuals in-keeping with the Halo game but which feel as exciting as the latest Hollywood blockbusters.
343 provided Method with several 3D models of the game characters and spacecrafts. Key examples of these have starring roles within the commercial such as Master Chief (the games’ playable character) and the Infinity (the civilian ship snared by the alien vessel). Other assets included three types of smaller spaceships and the huge ‘Mammoth’ vehicle and smaller ‘Warthog’ trucks which are pictured colliding within the stricken ship’s hold.
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