In the following video you’ll get to see what happens when two Halo fans bring a piano and a violin on a battlefield full of Spartans.
Don’t get me wrong, none of them dies, but it’s a tad difficult to play a musical instrument and dodge bullets and rockets at the same time. Not to mention that it’s impossible to do that if you’re supposed to play the piano! These guys must have had a “Don’t shoot the pianist!” policy, since he survived the battle unharmed.
The two Halo-addicts to made this concept real are called William Joseph and Lindsey Stirling. They wouldn’t have done it alone, as there are a lot of other people involved, from photographers and video editors to visual effects specialists and weapons tech. All of these people are mentioned in the description of the following video.
Ben Armstrong is the one who made the guns, and considering how realistic they look, this man is worth some applause. He made a hobby from creating video game weapon replicas, so if you want to see more of his creations, you should definitely check out his Facebook page (linked above).
Eight friends of the protagonists made the costumes and eventually even accepted to wear them in the videos. As well as the guns, the costumes are highly accurate and stay true to the design seen in the video games.
Microsoft and all the other companies involved in the development of the Halo franchise got some free advertising with the following video. As the mastermind behind this project admits on his blog, the Halo music video was planned around the launch of Halo 4. Since XBOX One is not backwards compatible out of the… box, it’ll be interesting to see what happens to the passionate Halo gamers. Maybe Microsoft will offer some sort of cloud support for the old games, including the four Halo games. Anyway, Halo 5 will be released at some point, and it will be interesting to see what these guys will have in store for us then.
The song they play (Halo theme song) might not be out of this world, but I’ll admit that I like the concept quite a lot, and one could say that they breathed new life into it by playing it with classical instruments. Besides, the video shows how much these two love Halo, especially since they are not affiliated with Microsoft, Bungie or 343 Industries. If you liked they’re rendition, feel free to buy their song on iTunes. Also, there is a behind the scenes video that you might want to watch.