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Edited by Masfo

Kinda nice.

Posted by MildlyPsycho

Sweet

Edited by RiotBananas

Ace. 
 
EDIT: Damn.

Posted by SSully

I cant believe they went through all of that work just for a commercial. Seems kind of overkill.

Edited by Authun

That's an awful lot of effort to make a live action sequence look like pre-rendered FMV. 
 
I mean, it looks great just sort of pointless.

Posted by Schlorgan

Well, if the guys at Screened are to be believed, then DreamWorks is going to take another crack at it...

Posted by StartAndPause

Very awesome little video!

Posted by zombie2011

Still get goosebumps whenever i hear that music.

Posted by MisterMouse

cool look into how they made the teaser

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

Me and my brother watched it again yesterday before starting Halo: Reach, since it is technically a prequel to the game. I was hoping to see how it was made eventually. Yaaaay

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Posted by Nekroskop

Ugh. More Halo? I can't wait until this game goes away.(which will be in 2045)

Posted by Sergotron

I'm glad they are showing this, the quality of that video was fantastic.

Posted by RedRocketWestie

There's so much CG, it doesn't seem like making it live-action really added much.

Posted by Hobbaswaggle

It's nice to see that old-school techniques can come out looking that awesome

Posted by GozerTC

I always enjoy seeing "Behind the Scenes" stuff like that.  Makes me wonder where those suits are though. :)  
Posted by Tesla
@ahaisthisourchance said:
" Ugh. More Halo? I can't wait until this game goes away.(which will be in 2045) "
Good thing no one is forcing you to watch the video.
Posted by sagesebas

It was a really good commercial though

Posted by Tupacalypse
@Tesla said:
" @ahaisthisourchance said:
" Ugh. More Halo? I can't wait until this game goes away.(which will be in 2045) "
Good thing no one is forcing you to watch the video. "
Thank you
Posted by Afroman269

MS definitely threw piles a cash into the marketing of this game.

Posted by Althox

Guess a movie of this quality (if not better) would be awesome. IF! They put heart and mind into it.

Posted by WanderingBear

very interesting

Posted by Spekingur

I wants a Halo movie - and I'm not that into Halo.

Posted by MasterVader

Man, I wished the Halo games lived up to its commercials. They're just so good at making these.

Posted by Baggykins

not much into the games, but this was great

Posted by Ramone

I can't see them pumping this much time and money into something that only lasts 2 minutes. I sense something feature-length around the corner.

Posted by Sly_Ry
@Jonny7892 said:
" I can't see them pumping this much time and money into something that only lasts 2 minutes. I sense something feature-length around the corner. "
Welcome to advertising?
Posted by GeneralTurkle

They are one of the best at making ads.  There are few that are top notch. Case closed

Posted by JoelTGM

THEY DID ALL THAT AND THEY AREN'T MAKING A MOVIE?

Posted by HydraHam
@SSully said:
" I cant believe they went through all of that work just for a commercial. Seems kind of overkill. "
It's brilliant marketing and it is considered more of a short film then a commercial, besides they have been doing these since halo 3, matter a fact halo 3 had a couple, ODST had one or two and this one has one. 
  
People expect these from new halo games now.
Posted by Chango

Cool stuff, awful narrator though.

Posted by PillClinton

wow.  that's awesome

Posted by darkknightbob

One hell of a halloween costume

Edited by Wrighteous86

It's obvious that they are making these in-depth, expensive, live-action commercials because they want to prove Halo's viability as a movie project to Hollywood studios, and I've been impressed with every single one.
 
@RedRocketWestie:
There's a lot of CG, but it only looks this good because it's CG attached to real-life objects.  That is always the most effective way to do things.  It's why the new Star Wars movies look so false to people.  If you have a real object, and you're tweaking it with CG, it's much more effective and "real" in subtle but significant ways.
 
I'm actually surprised how effective and realistic the Spartan armor looking in real life.  I could totally imagine watching a movie with characters wearing those suits.

Posted by RadixNegative2

wow no wonder the trailer was so awesome!
 
very cool seeing how much hard work went into making this short

Posted by Capum15

I still love these commercials. And I still want a movie.

Posted by Blinck

Not the best making of video, but I should say IMO this is the best trailer ever made for a video-game ( and I don't even own the Reach )

Posted by Death_Unicorn

They have all these assets if they ever want to make a movie. Right?

Posted by RE_Player1

Who honestly wants a Halo movie? Seriously I love Uncharted and Mass Effect and don't give a shit if they ever made a movie. 

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Posted by crusader8463

I LOVE the books and these live action commercials they make for the games, but god dam the games are bad.

Posted by captain_clayman

wait i thought this was pre-rendered! 
 
oh snap.

Posted by fynne

Good Lord.  I knew a lot of work went into that commercial, but I had no idea how much work went into making a 30 sec flick.  That must have cost millions.

Posted by MeatSim

That looks expensive.

Posted by Rehehelly

I loved that advert for the game, the music is amazing, the events are amazing.
 
Was hoping to see a BTS!

Posted by JeanLuc
@DOUBLESHOCK said:
" THEY DID ALL THAT AND THEY AREN'T MAKING A MOVIE? "
I KNOW RIGHT? 
 
Seriously, that trailer proves you can make halo work with live action.
Posted by Longevitous

Forget the movie, why don't the games have this much production value in them

Posted by Bjorn
@wasteguru said:
" @DOUBLESHOCK said:
" THEY DID ALL THAT AND THEY AREN'T MAKING A MOVIE? "
I KNOW RIGHT?  Seriously, that trailer proves you can make halo work with live action. "
No, no it did not... Master Chief got no face remember.
Posted by Bouke

That is a lot of work and it looks great!
Posted by JoelTGM
@Bjorn said:
" @wasteguru said:
" @DOUBLESHOCK said:
" THEY DID ALL THAT AND THEY AREN'T MAKING A MOVIE? "
I KNOW RIGHT?  Seriously, that trailer proves you can make halo work with live action. "
No, no it did not... Master Chief got no face remember. "
Why do people immediately stop at that.  You don't need a face, people just think you do and won't try to think past that.  You can make a gritty Halo movie where Master Chief and Cortana are out on a halo fighting the Covenant.  The Master Chief is usually alone, so Cortana would do a lot of the talking, and when the Chief talks back you'd obviously know who was talking, without having to see someone's face emoting and their lips moving, because there's noone else there.  The first Halo game story would work well, so they'd discover the flood and all that.  It's not impossible.
Posted by Spacemonger

Bob Ball?