/ United States Army

/ About

DDB Agency asked me what I would do with the third chapter of their famous ‘What’s Your Warrior?’ campaign for the U.S. Army. My answer would involve a full live-action shoot with both actors and active military soldiers, a previz motion capture session, research/photogrammetry visits to multiple Army bases, and creating a workflow to leverage traditional VFX pipeline tools with the new real-time capabilities of Unreal Engine 5.
In the end, we created 4 unique films. Go Army.


/ Credits

Live Action Production:

Director: John Likens

Director of Photography: Adam Carboni

Producer: Rich Schwab

Production Supervisor: Jon Simonetta


Method Studios Post Production:
Executive Creative Director: 
John Likens

VFX Supervisor: 
Ivan Guerrero

CG Supervisors: 
Brian Dinoto, Alex Cheparev

Compositing Supervisor: 
Alex Gomez

Frank Fieser, Sam Jorgenson, Jeric Pimentel, Phil Massimino,
 Brett Reyenger, Patcharaorn Thavornwatanayon

Flame Artists: 
Mark Popham, Chris Hunt, Larry Merrill

FX Supervisor: 
Tomas Slancik

FX Artists: 
David Derwin, Alejandro Echeverry, Vraja Parra

Doron Dor, Ryan Todd

Senior Lighter: 
Irene Kim

CG Lighters: 
Claire Ya-Wen Chang, Erwin Riau

VFX Artists: 
Caleb Ollivant, Da Suel Kim, Orges Kokoshari, Han Chin Lee, 
Mark Yagos, Rick Fronek, Stephen Mann

Tim Ranck, Daniel Patterson, Anderson Ko,
 Bradley Morris, Paul Wei, Doug Rappin

Unreal Environmental Artist: 
Mateus Kurzhals

Associate Creative Directors: 
Wesley Ebelhar, Ivan Girard, Felix Soletic

Art Directors: 
Ihsu Yoon, Keri Moller, Toros Kose

Vinnie Thomas, Craig Stouffer, Alex Iselin

Matte Painters: 
Daniel Bayona, Mark Roland

James Randolph, Keith Morange, Kensuke Okabayashi

Managing Director: 
Jesse Kurnit
Executive Producer: 
Adrienne Mitchell

Senior Producer: 
Emily Schaeberle, James McEvitt

Production Coordinators: 
Jen Fahey, Olivia Vitagliano


Color by Company 3:

Senior Colorist: Stefan Sonnenfeld

Producer: Blake Rice