Axis Animation has completed a full-on action-packed cinematic for Halo 5: Guardians.

We asked the team how they put it together for Microsoft and 343 Industries.

Michael Burns: How did you approach the project ?

Stu Aitken - Creative Director: We were invited to pitch last year and we had worked closely with 343 Industries before on Spartan Ops for Halo 4.

It was really clear from the pitch stage onward that for this specific sequence 343 Industries were really keen to keep the direction and animation in house so they could craft exactly what they wanted. Our job at Axis was to directly hook the work they were doing into our pipeline efficiently, leaving room for feedback and iteration, and to carry out all the lighting, rendering, FX, making it look stunning and blow people away.

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