This is an adaptation of a story my grandfather used to tell me from his unit during WWII. It's always touched me a little, so I wanted to put something short together this holiday season to share the story.
Happy Holidays, and may troops from all over the world, from every country, come home safe to their loved ones.
This clip is something I pieced together after having played the LoTSB DLC. I was greatly inspired and impressed by that amazing piece of add-on gameplay and wondered how it would play out if I made the music more theatrically "dramatic" and made edits more in tune with a theatrical experience.
This is telling the tale of Buert (pronounced Bert, the "e" being silent) Shepard finally getting to have a heart-to-heart with his "lady-fair" Liara T'Soni after the events of the LoTSB incidences. Before she arrives at his quarters on the Normandy he briefly stares at a nearby photograph of her which triggers a recent memory of them having a brief spat on Illium. With her now on her way to his place, he hopes that they can somehow rekindle the love they once shared for each other.
This is rated PG-13 (in my opinion) for partial nudity...
Basically I wanted to see the scene play out as though it were edited into a film (with no distracting gameplay menus, selections, or pauses)...this is my finished product. Hopefully this will clue Bioware in to the idea that many of us fans would like to see some awesome Mass Effect themed TV specials or mini-series(animation format preferable) in the future on par (or in surpassing) with what Star Wars, Halo, or even what the Dragon Age franchises gets.
Also added in my tribute were special-effects to indicate flashback sequences, overlays, and whatnot. Aside from the dialog and the slow "Reflections" song taken from the game OST, no sound is taken directly from the game itself, everything heard in the clip has been added by me post-production using After Effects and Adobe Audition. This was done in order to modify some of the dialog selections, their order within statements, and placement within conversations to make them more natural and cohesive as a whole. In some cases I wanted to enhance the certain sounds in order to make them "pop" as it were.