Yea, you'll need to be able to have the video editing software. My friends and I made a movie for a class using Halo.
To do something like it, you'll need at least two xbox's, one that'll act as the 'camera' and the other(s) to control the characters in the movie. Also, Halo 2 also added that feature specifically for the redvsblue team where when you press down or up on the d-pad, your model put down their gun which made it possible to diverse the weapons they carried and not all have everybody looking straight down with pistols like in the first Halo.
The way we recorded stuff was having the 'camera' xbox was something like hooking it up to a VCR, which ran to the TV so we could see what we were doing then though it lowered the quality and we could have probably done it a much better way, we then took the VHS tape we just recorded and hooked up a digital camera up to the VCR and put the footage on a DV tape which we took back to school to put on the computer there (which now I have video editing stuff on my computer).
Now, I don't know how much its different on Halo 2 because I haven't played it as much but if you use the first halo to make a video, you'll need to make black squares to cover up the radar, health bar, and everything below the weapon (I reccomend using the pistol for the first Halo because it takes up the least space) try to get it just to cover up the unwanted things but you still want a big area to show. If you use the pistol, or any weapon for that matter, make sure you slightly move the joystick while recording so any idle animations wont play. If you notice on the redvsblue videos, you'll see slight movements every 10-15 seconds or so and sometimes you can see the tip of the pistol because they didn't move the stick at all.
*edit* oh yea, you'll need enough people to control all of the characters, that is one reason why our video kind of sucked. It was just one friend and I trying to do everything and we had up to 5 controllers to control in the process. Imagine how that worked when I had to mess with three and my friend had to mess with two to do a part in the movie where we used the 4 player split screen to show 4 snipers zooming in on one guy. So, get as many people that you can that you can trust not to screw around.
Lastly, you'll want to make sure you have good means of recording things like voices, that is a big thing that though we got an 'A' on the project, I thought our sound was terrible, acting and quality. So you'll want to mess around and get the best quality as possible. For example, take the sound quality in season one of redvsblue as compared to season two or three, or even the fourth.
I hope this expanded information might have helped you a little bit and good luck, its really fun.
Hopefully, some friends and I will pull together an action movie using Halo 2.
Currently, I'm in the process of making a battle video using Rome: Total War and a song from the Matrix movies, Navras. I've got about a minute into it and using footage from fraps takes forever because I have to render any footage I mess with no matter how little I did to it and it takes tons of time. That and each little clip I get from R:TW using only a 30 frame capture rate at half size without recording sounds or anything is like 200+ megs. . . and I'm only a minute into it and the song is just over nine minutes long.
anyway, good luck.
Edited by Wizdabest, 11 February 2006 - 12:27 AM.