Wish I'd known of that contest intro :/
Well, he was facing down, but I tried to simmulate the spartan turning his body as he was looking up towards Damnation (because he came alive). And when he first opens his eyes, his head is just looking to the side whilst facing downwards with his body. I can also add that doing angles for HCE is a PAIN in the butt, not exaggerating a bit. You have to do it on the PC and the controls are fucked up, the movement is inflexible and it was a pain getting angles. And I'm glad people liked the intro after all the effort :D To generate that creepy vibe was exactly what I was hoping to achieve, so glad that worked out!
That 241 on Chill Out was a bit weird. I missed my first shot, which in the video; looked messy and I couldn't make it sync up/look good. So I had to do the cheeky thing to cover up the first shot being cut out, which left the gun smoke visible after skipping to the 2nd shot. That's probably my favorite clip in CE since it was my first and last 241, and then to follow it up with a sick double in their spawn was just the icing on the cake :D Still bummed about the guy who went tilt-mode and quit which made it look a bit sloppy, but with that spawnstick I would've probably gotten him anyway. That was actually one of my first games in matchmaking that was NOT 2v2 :P
I've always wanted to play HCE in a proper matchmaking system, since Halo PC only offered low populated servers with unpleasing gametypes + it had that delay where you had to aim in front of the guy to kill him, which bugged me. So once HCE got a 2v2 playlist, I was so ready! Had been watching tips & tricks by the legendary HCE pros, watching spawn-knowledge videos, downloaded a CE timer for weapons/powerups, read into what's a good position and what's not etc. I believe I got to rank 15 very early on, and was facing rank 20-25 duos which completely rekt us :o HCE is definitely a much more difficult game when set against players who knows the game.
And I'm glad you liked the soundtracks :) Had so many people not really liking it, and saying it was too dragging and monotone, but I just really wanted that "ancient/epic" kind of theme! I also grew tired of modern rock/pop with lyrics that are completely irrelevant to Halo/the video, over the years.
Thanks for the feedback! This is why I loved making Halo videos; best feedback :D
*EDIT: If you meant how it looked weird in the OUTRO, when he was landing whilst faced upwards, and then he was suddenly facing downwards was just an outcome of me being too unmotivated, and besides; my school PC I had everything set for angle-work had gone to shit :/ Originally, I had planned to set up angles for the entire way down from top of Damnation. But doing that alone would have taken so much time and so many failed attempts. In the end I just decided on doing the cheeky thing to just replay the intro backwards. It kind of worked out, idk, some holes in the "plot" tho, by doing just that.