Here are some animation frames from shots I completed at Blur in September 2012 for the Halo 4 Game Cinematic.
WATCH IT HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kg3yxNsSzk
Starting from an environment originally created by Peter Wildman, I teamed up with Greg Kegel to complete the Didact environment used in the cinematic.
The goal was to mask the identity of the villain character in these shots while still maintaining a clear view at the Master Chief character. After receiving input from Director Tim Miller and CG Supervisor Kevin Margo, Greg and I designed a lighting scheme that would work with the FX created by Brandon Riza to achieve the intended direction.
Lighting, Compositing, and Scene Assembly
Once all of the assets from the other departments at Blur were approved (Characters, Animation and FX assets) I assembled the shots, implemented client notes, rendered and composited the shots I was assigned for the Show.
Tools and Team
Collaborating with talented people makes the Job fun. Thanks to Tim, Kevin, Greg, and Brandon. I used 3dsMax, Vray, Fusion, Photoshop, Gen Arts Sapphire….