Gears of War 3 Announcment Trailer "Ashes to Ashes" - Mothership & Agency Two Fifteen (2010)

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Worked with directors Vernon Wilbert and Joseph Kosinski to design previsualization for this announcement trailer for the game Gears of War 3. Prevised and animated in Maya and rendered using the Unreal 3 game engine, it marks Vern and Joe's forth spot together for the popular X-Box franchise. The prior three were instrumental in making Joe very well known in the commercial industry and the extremely challenging job of using a game engine in ways it's inherently not designed to be used had been uncharted territory under the supervision of Vernon at DD. Although this next chapter was an extension of the same technique used for the previous spots, it was definitely about as tough a hurdle as we could have encountered due to it being a bigger, badder, and more challenging requirement with heavier character work. That in addition to the production constraints we faced. Vern took over the reigns as the primary director this time around with Joe serving as an additional director due to his commitment on his first feature film, Tron Legacy.

FXGuide interview with Vern regarding our work on the spot here.