News-Behind-the-scenes look at Halo 4 Spartan Ops

Check out this awesome look at the new Halo series Spartan Ops! As a huge fan of the Halo franchise I’ve waited a long time to see more than just the game. At one time you might remember that Peter Jackson was slated to make a full feature film which went bust after Microsoft and his company couldn’t come to an agreement. Eventually the team headed by Neil Blompkamp did District 9 using the R and D they had done for Halo.

Well now Microsoft has funded a series of 10 short films that follow a team of Spartans on the mysterious Forerunner world. It’s pretty well done and feeds my Halo habit nicely. You can read more about the series below.

From CG Society:

Through a weekly series of cinematic episodes, Spartan Ops tells the continuing story of the UNSC Infinity, following the events of ‘Halo 4’. Ten animated episodes, featuring over 1200 CGI animated shots, are being released throughout the series, which began on Nov 6th with the launch of ‘Halo 4’. These cinematic episodes provide the backdrop for the weekly Spartan Ops gameplay missions, where players can take part in five new missions each week that explore the corners of Requiem and help uncover the secrets of the mysterious Forerunner world.

The series is being directed by Axis co-founder Stuart Aitken, on the heels of other recent high-profile game-related projects, including the much-acclaimed and award-winning Dead Island announcement trailer.

http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/CGSFeatures/CGSFeatureSpecial/halo_4_spartan_ops

 

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  1. Whoa. Thanks for sharing, some damn sexy CGI and effects going on there.

    • It really is. I watched it recently and it’s pretty damn cool. And creepy too because they use that horror ‘in the dark’ cutting so you can’t totally see the characters and the cam is handheld. I’m sure to hide the cg integration but in this case less is indeed more and it works. It makes it a bit scary which is great!

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