Youtube quality took this down quite a bit, so heres the download link: for the raw file which I would recommend: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xcwxsuijk4kmbke/Deany%20M1%20final%20rend.mp4?...
So I was actually mostly finished with this in July, but I figured I'd take my time adding the finishing touches since I had plenty of time before the deadline. My thoughts on the video mainly serve just to give some credit to a few people whose help I very much appreciated:
As I stated about this upcoming entry in my last submission, this is my last 'big' project for awhile, so I won't be taking on any other projects. I would just like to thank Deany, first off, for capping some angles for me that turned out to be really helpful, and for overall just being easy to work with. He came up with a lot of great ideas for me to incorporate into the video, and they all made great contributions in the end. I'd also like to thank Nikko, Aaron, and Rob for reviewing some renders for me, which helped me a ton when it came to polishing some things up and getting the result I wanted.
For the most part, I stuck to my usual style as far as soundtrack and general editing, but I definitely put more effort into trying out some more advanced effects/transitions. I had some fun thinking up ideas for this gameplay since there were some very unique clips throughout. I wish I could have executed a few more of them, but I didn't have the actual theater clip available to me for some files(like the credit countdown clip for example) so that had an effect on the video to an extent. I'm super proud of this overall though and excited to get it out there.
Here's what Deany had to say:
"Hey guys, now it finally happened. After allmost 6 years of playing this Game (not montaging), I proudly present you MY Halo: Reach M1. I am not really a guy who talks/writes so much but hey lets try it. So here is my story:
It all began when God decided to...just kidding. 2009 I bought my first xbox 360 over ebay when I was 16. It was pre-owned and included 4 games. 1 game was Halo: CE. I remembered that title because a friend and I played some funny Halo 3 custom games earlier. At that time I wasn't really into FPS games. But Halo was something different. It was so much fun and wasn't so brutal like other FPS Games. So I decided to preorder the new Halo game which was Reach. I instantly fell in love with the multiplayer. The first year I was just a little bad kid that just wanted to have fun. Then I came into this whole mlg and montaging world. Even at this time I would say that I wasn't really good haha. But it was fun to play lots of custom 8s with other german players. And I somehow managed to get two decent MLG Clips which I fucking love. For example: in the zealot one I clipped a pretty known german player on his stream. Unfortunately I forgot to save that from his stream highlights. My reaction was so priceless haha.
Back to topic: in 2012 I think, just after Halo 4 was released I stopped playing for at least 6 months. Halo 4 wasn't really fun for me tho. After that break I only played Halo Reach. I always wanted to make my own montage. Idk why it didn't happen til now. Anyway I started my current YT Channel in September 2014 I think. So since that I was only playing for clips, of course with some breaks. And now we are here. Even before my montaging "career", BTB was always the playlist where I had the most fun. And I always wondered why there weren't (so many) clips from the btb playlist in any of those big Reach Montages like Cause of Hell M2 or others. It's definitely a playlist where you can hit really sick and unique clips (Even I can hit them lol). Even now I wouldn't say I'm a good montager but I somehow was able to get some cool clips from that playlist. I'm also not a big standards fan. To be honest: FUCKK STANDARDS. My decision of putting these Clips in my M1 was purely because of the reaction after I got the clip. Every single clip from my M1 has a story. And I think that should be THE ONLY standard a montager should go for. Thats my opinion.
While you are reading this, I'll be on vacation in croatia. Probably looking to the sunset rightnow (#nohomo). I haven't seen the video yet but I guess I'll have a good watch when I come back home.
A big thanks goes to you Travis (Sucky). You were the first guy who subscribed to my YT and commentated on my first video. I know you worked really hard on this man. I had so many requests and ideas for this video and you accepted them all. Thanks man, working with you is a real pleasure. For me you are in the top 3 of the best current halo editors. Your style is so recognizable. Thanks man.
Also thank you to Diesel, Axilo, and Hambxne who inspired me gameplay wise to make this montage. @Diesel: Your M1 and M2 are legendary man, we want a M3 PLEASEEEEE. @Hambxne: For me you are the Hyena of Reach. Seriously. And sometime when your M1 is online everyone will know your name. Thanks for playing customs/matchmaking with me. Get the Spire clip :) Ok that's it, I still have so much to say but I'll stop here cause I have to pack my suitcase.
PS: Thanks to Swanky for submitting this to the THF Movie Comp while im not at home."