Monday, December 28, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Yes, I realize it's a little late, but better than never right? No? Well damn...

Anyhoo, for those wondering what is going on in the celtichorn productions world, (sounds of crickets) I am now starting work on rating the submissions for the fifth installment of the Honor Guard Halolympics.

The common question I have been getting is that it is much more difficult than the previous installments. You see, while trying to stay true to my motto of "difficult but doable"

I too may have strayed a bit in my attempt to make the courses more challenging to get the absolute best for an upcoming project.

However, rest easy for as of today I have several entries of players who have really torn this course apart and have done it in record times! So if you’re having difficulties, don't hesitate to ask for advice or keep trying until you get it down, remember you only have to get it right once...

Anyhoo, part of the reason I was sort of non-existent for the better part of December was that I was working on a project for my future brother in law and I really wanted to put everything I had into it. And although it didn't come out exactly as I had envisioned it, I would say it was a success.

Now here is the kinda, sorta, maybe interesting news, I made a Christmas special.....yeah I know it's after Christmas and everyone and their mother has made one and mine is probably sub-par at best.

Honestly, I made it as a present for my characters real life counterparts and was supposed to be just for them, however I was thinking about it and, it does involve almost everyone in the HGvsDT universe so maybe it should be posted.

It would have been posted by now, but as you know, I have to place music in it that won't get the video taken down.

In my opinion it takes away from the fun nature of it, but I feel it is important to post as it is a part of the universe, but I think for those that are familiar with the series will enjoy it. It's also a standalone piece that doesn't have any weight on the actual story arc thus far.

Arighty, well other than that, look forward to some (hopefully) fun changes for 2010 and more HGvsDT, HG Kill-A-Thon, and HG Halolympics vids.


P.s. For those asking why I don't submit my videos to, it isn't because I don't like them, but simply that I don't feel like my style is same as theirs. Maybe one day, but definitely not in the horizon as of now, laters!

Monday, December 14, 2009

HG "Halolympics" Ep: 5

Welcome to the fifth installment of the Honor Guard "Halolympics" yes, after several million years it has finally arrived. Have fun as you jump on the non-stop thrill ride that is the roller coaster of nonsense. Enjoy!

-Pat (Celtichorn/Caranyx)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Some more awesome Fan-Art

You know....I really got to say this is really freaking awesome.
I am fairly certain that Fajita Matt (artist of my current Celtichorn Productions logo, and HGvsDT series pic) more than deserves some credits in the video series....yup
Thanks again dude this is niice.
-Pat (Celtichorn/Caranyx)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Honor Guard "Kill-A-Thon" Ep: 3

The third installment of the Honor Guard Kill-A-Thon just went live for your viewing delight, the fifth installment of the HG Halolympics is still brewing amongst an important video project I am working on.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Good and Inadvertantly Bad News! :) :(

Well hello there fellow Halolympians!

I have some great news that unfortunately has put quite a twist in the halolympics schedule. First let me be clear and state that the HG Halolympics will continue and will forever be a Celtichorn Productions front runner. At the moment however, I have been commissioned by a third party to work on an important project.

Exciting? Yes, Distracting? Yes!

To that end the fifth installment of the HG Halolympics will come out very soon, but just not on October 27th as I had projected! This however works in your favor as you will be allowed even more time to finish the course for the fourth installment, I will continue to accept submissions until a more definitive deadline has been announced!.

Thank you all for your support and be on the lookout for the next installment!

See you next time

-Pat (Celtichorn/Caranyx)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

More awesome fan art by Fajita Matt

This is just cool stuff, Thanks Matt!


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Celtichorn Productions Fan-Art

Now I will have to say this is pretty damn cool, it was made by Fajita Matt. Thanks dude very awesome


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Honor Guard "Halolympics" 4

After several delays the fourth installment of the Honor Guard "Halolympics" is here and ready to be viewed via the links on the side of the page. Enjoy!

-Pat (Celtichorn)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Halolympics 4 Delayed

Halolympians, fear not for your Halolympics 4 is on it's way but has had a short delay! *cough*

Yeah, sadly it's been a hectic week and trying to run the video for the episode is just really kicking me up and down, but rest assured the course is set and before you know it more obstacle course HG nonsense will hit your computer screen!

Get ready, get set, WAIT! It will be here soon

-Pat (celtichorn)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Funny stuff.

Hello all!

I am now going through the process of reviewing all the submitted Halolympics 3! Next Monday October 5th I will be watching House, and also releasing the 4th installement complete with a few fan ideas!. Thank you for all your support you guys are awesome.

Now, I seem to be having a slight misunderstanding about my HGvsDT series, I have received a few e-mails from some kids asking if my character "Jon Skeye" is based on Jon Graham from

The answer is "no" Jon Skeye is based on my brother who was in high school the JROTC Honor Guard Commander. The rest of the cast Brandon, Julian, Tip and Chase are all based on my friends who were also in the Honor Guard and April is based on herself as well. One day I will sit down and write some extra details to my small fan base that is watching the series (which will continue shortly, I've been running around like a chicken with my head cut off.) Thank you for those that are watching the series, all the kind words and I hope you will enjoy my future work.

-me (celtichorn)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

HG Halolympics Deadline

Today is the deadline for submissions in the third installment of HG Halolympics 3. Haven't had a chance to try it? It runs till midnight!

Winners will be announced October 3rd with the release of the 4th installment of the HG Halolympics! Thanks for all the support you all rock-me

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ideas for Halolympics 4

Hello fellow Halolympians!

I hope you all are having a good time running the third installment of the Honor Guard Halolympics, if you haven't received a confirmation message from me yet, no worries if you sent it I got it.

Now on to more important matters...

I will be accepting any and all ideas for the 4th installment of the HG Halolympics, the way I want this to work is fairly simple. If you have an idea..

1) Make it in Forge and save the map to your file share.

2) Send me a email to

3) Include a link to your map on your file share, and in the subject line put Halolympics 4 Idea

4) Put a brief description of how to run this part of the course

and that's pretty much it.

Now here are a few tips for giving your idea the best chance to come out on the next HG Halolympics.

1) Make it challenging but not too difficult (i.e. grenade jump to the column and then grenade jump to another column and then a back flip)

2) Try to explain how to do the obstacle in two sentences or less, in other words don't make the challenge sound complicated when it could be summed up somehow. (i.e. fall down the hole while shooting at the wall and landing on the teleporter, but before you do that make sure you shoot the fusion coil on the warthog but before that drive it to the fusion coil..yeah) a better way would be more along the lines of "shoot the fusion coil before falling into the teleporter"

3) It doesn't have to be the Mona Lisa, meaning that if it doesn't look like much, but it's challenging and fun, then send it in. It doesn't matter if it looks really well made and then turns out to not work.

4) Have fun while doing it, if you are having fun with it chances are other people will to, so my advice here is to just mess around and have fun with the Halo 3 forge engine you never know what you might come up with while just screwing around *cough* el bandito *cough*

Thanks for reading this and I hope this answers the questions of all those wanting to help out with the next HG Halolympics. If I decide to use part of your design I will credit you accordingly with the new course. Enjoy!

-Pat (Caranyx/Celtichorn) me

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mucho Appriciation to Bungie Studios

Thank you guys, you rock! Honor Guard "Halolympics" 3 Con Queso: Hurling headfirst into a pool of mayhem.

-Pat (Celtichorn/Caranyx)

Monday, August 31, 2009

HG Halolympics III

Hopefully not like spider-man 3, but yes HG Halolympics III is going live tonight at 7pm. I am really excited about this course because I had many excellent suggestions from competitors and I will have to say I was very happy to find a few ideas that I liked. Starting next Haloylmpics I will be taking full blown suggestions for obstacle course ideas.

However, please don't make it too difficult Julian is complaining as it is lol. Well hope to see you tonight enjoy - me

P.S. Make sure you check out the new Red vs Blue episode, Rooster Teeth is just badass.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

HGvsDT Ep:9 "History"

New episode of HGvsDT just went up for those that are interested, It explains a bit of the background of the HG members. Hope you Enjoy


P.s. Halolympics 2 is going crazy , Love it!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Special Treat

Anyone who reads my blog is in for a special treat. I need someone who has badarse artistic skills to come up with an awesome Halolympics logo! I will credit you in the opening credits from now till the end of the 7 part series. I look forward to anyone up to the challenge and can't wait to see what the Halolympians come up with. Remember it has to say Honor Guard Halolympics

You all rock
-Pat (Celtichorn)

Send all files to Thanks!

Less than three

I'd like to extend another hairy gorilla sized thank you to the hip cats at Bungie for posting the second Haloylmpics video.

oh yes... I said "hip"

-Pat (Celtichorn/Caranyx)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New Halolympics Episode 2 is up.

It took an infinite amount of years + 1 to finish, but the new Honor Guard Halolympics is now up, you can view it on my youtube page or click the links on the side of the page.

Thanks again for all who are participating, its been alot of fun and should you have any questions please feel free to ask away and I will do my best to respond asap.

Have fun HG Halolymping!

-Pat (Celtichorn/Caranyx)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Halolympics II

Hello Fellow Halolympians!

Thank you for an awesome participation in the first Honor Guard Halolympics! Watching the videos were definitly alot of fun and the times came down to the wire. I'd like to say that hopefully the new Haloylmpics will be a bit harder and challenging to quench that competitive bloodthirsty Halo community thirst!

Be sure to stay tuned to my youtube page sometime around 7pm tonight with the release of the 2nd HG Halolympics and the announcement of the winners! Thanks for watching

-Pat (Celtichorn)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Honor Guard "Kill-A-thon" Ep.2

The second installment of the Honor Guard Kill-A-Thon is up and going, next up is Ep. 2 of Halolympics, and the announcement of the winners. Enjoy!
-Pat (Celtichorn)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Halolympics Update

Hello fellow HG Halolympians! Just wanted to say that the competition is still going strong and it's getting really exciting to see people tearing it up.

As promised, the time to beat as of now is dun dun dunnnnnn "1:12" I know this can be beat, personally I know this can be beat.

Secondly, I just finished touch ups on the second course for the August 3rd release, don't quote me on this, but I might be looking for some course testers...hey I said don't quote me! But if I do find myself thinking my course needs a 2nd, 3rd, opinion.....all I can see is be avaliable and you might be invited to a custom game to test out the course before it's release.

That's all for now! Happy Lymping!

-Pat (Caranyx/Celtichorn)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Halolympics Update:

Fellow Halolympians! Just wanted to clarify a few things as a result of a bunch of messages that I have been receiving on the matter. I am not an employee of bungie nor have I ever been, granted I am also a nerd in love with their work but a non employee nonetheless.

To that end I must also remind you that I offer you a mention in my second Halolmpics video with highlights from your winning course run. I do not, nor have I ever had the authority to destribute the Recon Armor, (I myself have yet to attain such an honor)

I hope no one has been mislead, and I encourage you to still gain a spot amongst the veterans of the HG Halolympics and competition aside, hope you more importantly have fun!

Good Luck!
-Pat (Celtichorn/Caranyx)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fellow Halolympians!

Fellow Halolympians lend me your ears! ..ok no to the jokes? alright. Just wanted to say that I am going over a massive amount of videos at the moment, which is exciting as hell so keep 'em coming.

Right now there is a massive thunderstorm outside and it's already kicked out the electricity once, (thank God for laptop batteries) so there might be a slight delay in the reviewing of your submissions, but rest assured if you sent one, I have it and you will receive a confirmation from me asap. Thanks again for playing and hope to catch you online

-Pat (Celtichorn/Caranyx)

Thanks to

Just wanted to say a special thank you to the awesome people at for linking the Hal0lympics vid. If you are late to the game it's not too late to catch up, next month will be episode 2 and maybe even a new series of challenges

Pat (Caranyx/Celtichorn)

Here is the link enjoy!

Monday, July 6, 2009

HG HalOlympics

Another mini-series of constant mayhem, in which I designed a miniature obstacle course designed to hold competitions of time and critical thinking. Enjoy this tutorial that just went up - Celtichorn (Pat)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

HG Kill-A-Thon

In response to a request I was getting from some of my friends I went ahead and made a video series called "Honor Guard Kill-A-Thon". It was relatively fun to make so I might continue them in addition to the HGvsDT series. The first episode has been posted and listed in the links on the side of this blog. Hopefully you will find it entertaining, enjoy!

-Pat (Celtichorn)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Original HGvsDT

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, I was bored and sat at my computer for endless hours to make the first ever rendition of Honor Guard vs. The Drill Team. It's very random because I was just doing it for fun, hopefully it is entertaining enjoy!
Original Honor Guard vs.The Drill Team
-Pat (Celtichorn)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

HGvsDT Ep:8

I uploaded "All Talk" again, it's not completely where I wanted it to be but it's alot better than the last one, or at least I thought so. Whatever, also I was able to expand the window size so that its not this tiny little box that you have to pull out your grandmother's reading glasses to see. Enjoy - Pat (Celtichorn)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Update: All Talk Repostponed

It may sound kind of lame, but I was watching the latest episode of HGvsDT and was just not happy with all. So I pulled it down and am going to work on it some more hopefully getting a better picture quality and just remove some stuff entirely. Sorry for the inconvience for anyone who's been following this small series I can promise you though that I will get it back up asap. Thanks - Pat (Celtichorn

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Fathers Day!

Hey just wanted to wish everyone out there a very Happy Father's Day, to some of my friends and family and hopefully not to some of my friends and family! lata

Pat (Celtichorn)

Friday, June 19, 2009

HGvsDT Episode 8 "All Talk"

New episode of Honor Guard vs. The Drill Team is now up! It's called "All Talk" and is the 8th installment in the HGvsDT series. In this episode Pat learns that talking to strangers is not always a good plan, while the Honor Guard struggles to stop Sgt. Major an unlikely ally comes to their aid, and an ghost from Jon and Brandon's past returns. Enjoy! - Pat (Celtichorn)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

About Celtichorn

Well, it has occurred to me that I have never really introduced myself. I figured this might be an issue given that I am randomly throwing out videos and having a lot of fun making them. My name is Patrick or Pat, I also have been known to go by Celtichorn. Celtichorn is basically a name I picked up as a kid, I was made aware of my Irish heritage and everything about it was just awesome to me. Also, it’s another name for a Celtic Demon known as Carnyx, (Where as my xbox live gamer tag is caranyx I changed it a bit). To be honest I am more infatuated with watching other people’s videos than my own.

I figure I made mine, I know what type of messages and symbols I am trying to make but I like to know what makes others tick. I am just fascinated with any types of cinematography and I don’t really care if it’s a totally ridiculous movie because I am more interested in why certain directors chose to do the scenes they did, you know the “why did they do that angle? What emotion are they trying to convey? How does that progress the story?” I’m betting the first time anyone sees any of my stuff it looks almost identical to everything else that is out there, but to be honest this is more of a fun pastime hobby to me rather than people’s odd obsession with wanting to show themselves being blown up all the time and in different ways.

The whole “Honor Guard vs. The Drill Team” series was inspired by a long standing joke I had with me and five of my best friends when we were all back in high school ROTC. In the series the antagonist is named Sgt. Major named after one of our Army Instructors because he was in charge of another division of the ROTC called the Armed Drill Team. My friends and I were on the “Honor Guard” or saber team and we and they had a healthy rivalry. I use the videos to kind of reminisce those old days and pick fun at both of us. I will have to say this though Sgt. Major was practically my hero in high school, I never met anyone so selfless and self sacrificing to his job as he was, and although I use him as the main antagonist in reality he is possibly the coolest man I’ve ever met. Well hopefully if anybody actually reads this you have gained a small insight as to the vids I make. I will probably update with more background info like this for the heck of it.
-Patrick (Celtichorn)

Friday, June 5, 2009

New Layout For Blog

Decided to change up the blogspot a bit , give it a different feel from the usual blue/white mix, Hope you like it. New Episode of HGvsDT is a massive file which will probbably be broken up into parts, and should be uploaded sometime after I get back from Las Vegas. In the mean time make sure to check out the Opening Credits to HGvsDT with music from "Demi The Daredevil"! Awesome stuff enjoy! ~Celtichorn

Thursday, April 23, 2009

HGvsDT Ep 7

New HGvsDT, Hope you enjoy - Celtichorn

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day !

Happy St. Patty's from Celtichorn Productions, God bless and take care! ~ Celtichorn

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Ep. 6 "Revenge"

New Episode of HGvsDT available, it's a whole range of odd problems. Jon and Sgt Major are duking it out and the guys are a bit too tipsy to realize someone is trying to kill them. Enjoy - Celtichorn

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New HGvsDT

Took awhile to get around to it but it's all done. Ep: 5 is now up and for your viewing scrutiny. Enjoy! :D

"Ep: 5 In a state of frustation Brandon and Jon argue over the severity of a D.T.M. attack, mean while the rest of the guys are taking full advantage of their "day off" assigned by The Colonel. It seems that a day off for the Honor Guard is just like any other day." ~Celtichorn

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Ep. 4 "The Colonel"

It's out and ready for viewing, a few sound probs but otherwise pretty good in my opinion.- Celtichorn

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Colonel

Episode 4 in the works, Enjoy - Celtichorn

Monday, January 5, 2009

New Page Layouts

Hopefully this is the beginning of a much more user friendly blog site. More Updates otw.- Celtichorn

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"Honor Guard vs. The Drill Team"was created under Microsoft’s “Game Content Usage Rules” using assets from HALO 2 and HALO 3, © Microsoft Corporation.All other content not owned by Microsoft including, but not limited to, music, sound effects, game content and miscellaneous images are © to their respective owners.

If your a fan of the music of HGvsDT feel encouraged to drop some love to one of my hero's "Reticent Soul"