Call of Duty : The War of the Future

What should you worry about?

Published On
May 01, 2012

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Exoskeletons, smart weapons and camouflage redefined. And what if a hacker breaks into the U.S. war systems? Such is the gear and intelligence that could play a role in the war of the future, as explained in this two-minute documentary starring real-life war experts Ollie North and P.W. Singer that seems pulled straight from the History Channel. But, it turns out, it's not part of the channel's lineup. Rather, it's a clever plug for Activision's upcoming Call of Duty game, Black Ops II.

The faux-reality angle is a clever continuation of the approach in the game's previous teaser, which tapped a real firearms blogger to test out a weapon from the game. It's brilliant--and scary--because it's completely plausible. While the war of the future is the central focus of the upcoming game, which takes place in 2025, the scenarios conceivably could become reality in the next decade or two.

Amir Bar-Lev of RSA directs, while the work is cut by Dan Swietlik, who is an old hand in the documentary world.


May 02, 2012
Brand :
Call of Duty
Client :
Call of Duty
Agency :
Chief Creative Officer :
Glenn Cole
Creative Director/Writer :
Jason Norcross
Creative Director/Designer :
Matt Murphy
Creative Director/Interactive Designer :
Peter Novosel
Senior Designer/Writer :
Rey Andrade
Senior Writer :
Josh Fell
Brand Director :
Mike Parseghian
Brand Manager :
Jen Marvin
Brand Coordinator :
Justin Gonzaga
Director, Film Production :
Sam Baerwald
Producer :
Dan Ruth
Business Affairs :
Christine Claussen
Business Affairs :
Saeyoung Kim
Production Company :
RSA Films
Director :
Amir Bar-Lev
Director, Photography :
Adam Richards
Line Producer :
Michael Bernstein
Executive Producer :
Tom Dunlap
Editorial :
Editor :
Dan Swietlik
Producer :
Chris Girard
Assistant Editor :
Chris Catanach
Assistant Editor :
Adam Wood
Assistant Editor :
Alex Tedesco
Finishing Artist :
Mitch Gardiner
Finishing Assistant :
Louis Schachte
Producer :
Sarah Schachte
Executive Producer :
Stacey Altman
Audio Post :
Mixer :
Rohan Young
Sound Design :
Barking Owl
Sound Designer :
Michael Anastasi
Executive Producer :
Kelly Bayett
Motion Graphics :
Executive Producer :
Matt Marquis
Executive Creative Director/Production :
Ben Conrad
Telecine :
Colorist :
Mark Gethin
Producer :
Amanda Ornelas
Music Production :
The Rumor Mill
Music :
J. Ralph
Producer :
Eric Rasco

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