In the same vein as James Cameron’s immersive experience with the 3D filmmaking of “Avatar” are recent works by commercial director Rupert Sanders.
Whether it’s first-person point-of-view or simply focusing on one character, these spots take you right into their world with a simple, opinionated constraint. Take the “Halo 3: ODST” live action trailer as a perfect example of the viewer feeling the experience, even though it’s a video game trailer minus the video game.
Sanders is a name to keep watching. (The “Halo” film, slated for 2012, doesn’t yet have a director.) He’s already racked up a couple Grand Prix awards at Cannes 2008 and two best director nom’s at DGA 2006 and 2008, respectively.
Halo 3: ODST – “We Are ODST” Live Action Trailer
Agency: T.A.G., San Francisco
Executive Creative Director: Scott Duchon
Client: Halo 3 ODST
Executive Creative Director: John Patroulis
Art Director: Aramis Israel
Copywriter: Rick Herrera
Agency Executive Producer: Hannah Murray
Agency Producer: Joyce Chen
Production Company: MJZ
Director: Rupert Sanders
Executive Producer: Eric Stern
Director of Photography: Greig Fraser
Editorial: Final Cut
Editor: Eric Zumbrunnen
Post Producer: Kelly Garcia
Executive Producer: Saima Awan
Visual Effects: Asylum
Visual Effects Supervisor: Rob Moggach
Executive Producer: Michael Pardee
Producer: Ryan Meredith
CG Supervisor: Jens Zalzala
Colorist: Mark Gethin
Music Producer: Mike Jurasits
Sound Design: Brian Emrich
Mix: Loren Silber
Mix: Lime Studios
For more immersive filmmaking from Sanders, check out his Wolverine “Captivity” spot.