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Forget about Freeman

Posted: Sat, 27th Nov 2004, 6:00pm

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Ever played that one game just a little bit too much? Ever sat there with what could possibly be the best first person shooter ever, and completed it with a week of it's release? I know I have, and after spending hours sitting on my own in a big empty house playing Valve's awesome Half-Life 2, I got so sucked in I was half expecting a headcrab to jump out at me when I opened the fridge to get another beer. After completing the game I needed to do something to fill the void while I waited for the enevitable multiplayer mods to be released, so I present to you now Forget about Freeman, a short about someone who should really get out more...

NOTE: Contains HL2 spoilers
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Posted: Sun, 28th Nov 2004, 3:06am

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Very cool.
I loved the G-man appearance.
I think everyone got a little Half-Life 2 syndrome after playing that.
Posted: Sun, 28th Nov 2004, 4:07am

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well, 2 points from me for the effort alone. but heck, it's short of suspense and any tension... just 5 or so cuts in 2 or so different rooms with some guy sneaking around supposedly being paranoid or so or scared or so and a ridiculous reason to shoot on a plate or so and all that crammed in almost 4 minutes with nonstop nauseating (it is cause the image doesn't deliver it) music!

sorry being so harsh, but I feel like you've done this in 5 mins. seriously, doable in 5 mins except for the G-man part, which wasn't that special either.

Could've been done much much much much better and more effective.
Music, cinematography, acting.

The ending was okay, but couldn't enjoy it for the sake of the first 3.5 mins.

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PS. maybe I am in a bad mood, but this is still my opinion and this one just made me angry for a certain reason.
Posted: Sun, 28th Nov 2004, 4:10am

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yeah, btw... what made me most angry was that constant slo-mo effect in combination with the music... gosh... horrible! sure the main reason I just don't like this short.

just my opinion and my taste.
Posted: Sun, 28th Nov 2004, 6:07am

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heh, it got your heckles up... ok it wasn't what it was intended to do, but hey you still felt fairly strongly about it, and that make me grin me

and er.... what slo-mo effect?

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Posted: Sun, 28th Nov 2004, 3:53pm

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I was the first to download this yesterday because i found it in the archive before it was up on the front page, but I liked it. I just beat Half Life 2 the other day, and I enjoyed this because I could relate to some things going on. For the movie itself I give it a 3, it wasnt anything really special, except for the G-Man part and the last 5 seconds. Btw lol, I just wanted to ask since I have no clue. Do you think maybe your supposed to be working for god or something in the game. because everytime you see the g-man he comes out of thin air or your talking in space..and whenever he talks about his "employers" he doesnt say anything else...I dunno just an idea I had. Anyways..descent movie..give it a 3.
Posted: Sun, 28th Nov 2004, 4:39pm

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this is a cool thread with plot theories, a worthwhile read.
Posted: Sun, 28th Nov 2004, 5:36pm

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fallen wrote:

heh, it got your heckles up... ok it wasn't what it was intended to do, but hey you still felt fairly strongly about it, and that make me grin me

and er.... what slo-mo effect?
sure, it's always good *g*

slo-mo effect... well everywhere... when sometimes or all the time you used slow-motion.
Posted: Sun, 28th Nov 2004, 6:03pm

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nope, no slow motion in there, it's all at full speed.
Posted: Sun, 28th Nov 2004, 8:17pm

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Had its good points, but yet a bit boring. 3/5
Posted: Sun, 28th Nov 2004, 9:07pm

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fallen wrote:

nope, no slow motion in there, it's all at full speed.
I'll check it one more time... maybe my player is crazy *g*
Posted: Tue, 14th Dec 2004, 7:24pm

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nice movie, but, as it has already been mentioned here, a bit boring. but something completely different: how did you create the opening title? I've seen such effects that often, now I want to know how to create it! thanks
Posted: Fri, 17th Dec 2004, 8:49am

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oooooh trade secret - but i will tell you it involved 3dsmax, after effects and vegas 4. oh and lots of layers me

the movie has however made it to the ranks of fileplanet. Woo!
Posted: Sat, 18th Dec 2004, 1:43am

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the music was very atmospheric and well chosen-where did you get it from please?
Posted: Sat, 18th Dec 2004, 9:19am

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the music is taken from the game itself. i used gcfscape to explore the game files and extract all the sounds and music smile
Posted: Tue, 21st Dec 2004, 11:39am

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finally beat half life 2 the other day, so I could finally check this out. Very cool, loved the ending.

By the way, congrats on getting on the front page of fileplanet
Posted: Tue, 21st Dec 2004, 11:57am

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heh thanks - shocked me somewhat smile