At the E3 Expo in Los Angeles, Xbox and 343 Industries unveiled the film “Awakening”, a trailer for Halo 4. It’s the first look inside Halo 4, the beginning of a new trilogy due for launch in December 2012. The trailer shows Master Chief awakening from cryogenic sleep before fleeing the wreckage of a ship with his companion Cortana.
Click on the image below to play the Halo 4 Awakening video in YouTube (HD)
The Halo 4 Awakening spot was developed at Twofifteen McCann by executive creative directors Scott Duchon, John Patroulis, art director Paul Caiozzo, copywriter Neil Bruce, agency director of integrated production Tom Wright, agency producer Alex Spahr, aAccount director Peter Goldstein, and account executive Stephanie Scott.
Filming was shot by director Joseph Kosinski via Anonymous Content with executive producer Jeff Baron, with production at Digital Domain by executive producers Ed Ulbrich and Tanya Cohen, VFX supervisor Eric Barba, VFX producer Kait Boehm, CG supervisor Chris Nichols, digital production manager Chris House, designers Andree Wallin and Darren Gilford, storyboard artist Richard Poulain, editor Todd Miller, preViz supervisor Scott Meadows, character animator Pericles Michielin, digital artists Juan Gomez, Kamy Leach and Tim Nassauer, modelers Randy Sharp and David Carlson, modeler texture artist Thomas Kernan, character riggers James Bancroft and Walt Hyneman, matte painter Dan Thron, FX animators James Atkinson and Eric Ebling, Flame compositors Lisa Tomei and Rob Winfield, nuke look lead developer Kym Olsen, nuke compositor Michael Melchiorre, and technical developer Ling Li.
Title animation and graphics were produced at Lifelong Friendship Society by executive producer Dan Sormani, creative directors Travis Spangler and Jason Jones, 2D animator Sid Seed, compositor Mark Phillips, 3D modeler Dave Peitracola, 3D Lighting/Texturing artist Don Pearsall.