I previously highlighted his most recent piece of work - "Break" - but promised to feature some of his slighter older but longer works.
The video I have selected today is entitled "Deserter" and in Nicholas Werner's own words it is a story about "As a veteran soldier deserts his post, another is sent to find him". Unlike the other featured work here, this is not a silent movie. At over 20 minutes in length, this video features some very good voice acting, superb soundtrack and another wonderful use of the Halo 3 game engine. Again I am overwhelmed at Mr Werner's ability to create such epic Hollywood-esque camera shots using nothing but the Halo 3 engine, which is a compliment to both the director and Bungie studios (that are responsible for creating the game).
For those that are enjoying these videos, I highly suggest you visit the Machinima page to this video and watch more videos by this director. Also, if you are fans of Halo 3 in general, then I would like to bring your attention to a great Halo 3 fansite called HBO (not the US TV Studio and Channel!). Here all manner of things Halo are discussed.
Deserter - by Nicholas Werner - Courtesy of Machinima.com
This video can also be found on YouTube, but has been broken down into 3 separate parts (follow links if you prefer to view in YouTube or the above embedding isn't working too well for you):
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3