C&C Legos: Season 1 – Episode 5

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Description: Nod has discovered stealth technology. GDI is in the process of discovering it. Painfully.

About this episode: Being honest, that excellent music break about 45 seconds in was perfectly timed purely by coincidence. I extended the pause to make it a little more dramatic, but other than that, I didn’t realize how perfectly it would time up with the speaking until I was throwing everything together at the end, I’d already recorded the voices, and I was just adding music. I think I was looking for opportunities later on, but man, I was proud of this.

The stealth tank was kind of fun to deal with. For one, it made taking pictures easier, as I could just take pictures of nothing happening. But also, it was interesting dealing with the transition between visible and stealthed. At the time, I didn’t have (or know how to use) photoshop, so I just took a set of pictures with the tank, and a set of pictures without it. I then faded them into each other as best I could. What a lot of people don’t realize is that I used Windows Movie Maker for the entire series. There’s not a lot of wiggle room with Windows Movie Maker, so I had to do what I could in paint and just by flashy trickery. A fade transition from one picture to another was apparently good enough, in this case.