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What can you make with $500 and "no money, no time, no crew, no script"?

Bryse EayoBryse Eayo Registered User regular
edited February 2009 in Games and Technology
Half-Life 2 it seems

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1UPMEmCqZo

My mind was blown.

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    PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Holy fuck. Holy fuck. Holy fuck. Holy fuck. Holy fuck.

    :shock:

    MORE GODDAMNIT.

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    F-Zero_RacerF-Zero_Racer Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    That was actually quite impressive. Now where can I give them monies for a full Half-Life 2 movie?

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    PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    That was actually quite impressive. Now where can I give them monies for a full Half-Life 2 movie?

    I'm going to guess somewhere on their website there's a way to get in touch with them.

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    ImpersonatorImpersonator Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Holy fucking shit, just look at what fan fiction has become O_o

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    PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Holy fucking shit, just look at what fan fiction has become O_o

    Beats the shit out of another GMod-written Alyx wankfest.

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    Death_ClawDeath_Claw Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Much better version than the shitty compressed youtube one.

    http://www.purchasebrothers.com/Videos/EscapefromCity17-Part1-MASTER.mov

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    RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    That is fucking impressive.

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    LanrutconLanrutcon The LabyrinthRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    My answer would have been porn, but yours is good too.

    Edit: Ok. Fuck. That was good, good enough to make me pay money. The acting was...um...passable but the rest was a geek's wet dream.

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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    :shock:

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    Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    That was awesome. nly thing that would make it better? John Freeman.

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    darkenedwingdarkenedwing Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    When can I buy tickets for this? :shock:

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    TheGreat2ndTheGreat2nd Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    They made THAT with only $500?
    Shiiiiiieeeeettt...

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    LlyLly Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    That was amazing. The only thing i didn't like was the way they delivered their lines. I know they're amateurs, but i could barely make out some of the lines because of the mumbling. I hope they are planning to do more of them though, as the acting will get better, and everything else is already brilliant.

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    AmpixAmpix Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Holy shit that was good. Not so much the second part, but the first part, the crossover bits of real life and videogame? Absolutely amazing, I could not find something that made it seem fake.

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    UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Of course when they say "$500" they aren't including the wiz with 3D/editing software. That doesn't lessen how awesome it is but it's clear that someone is good at what they do and worth more than $500.

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    HeartlashHeartlash Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    They made THAT with only $500?
    Shiiiiiieeeeettt...

    I'm assuming the $500 does not include hardware/equipment. I'm betting they owned a ton of the stuff they used already, because frankly $500 is barely enough to buy a camera, much less the software, etc.

    That's still awesome stuff. These guys really know what they're doing with post-production.

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    ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    At work so I'm watching it later, but from the reactions, it amazes me what people can do without a huge studio backing them, and how so much bad stuff can come from studios which should have so much more money to do so much better..

    I remember when Ryan vs. Dorkman came out and the choreography and lightsaber effects were just amazing for two guys working on it. Though this seems to be in a whole different class.

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    JonnyBotJonnyBot Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    The only thing that is a little off to me is the lighting on the cg models. Like they are a tad too bright. Otherwise, I showed my wife and she said wow, which is about the best compliment you could get from her. The fact that she's never played HL2 means they did a damn good job.

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    RiusRius Globex CEO Nobody ever says ItalyRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    This is pretty damn cool.

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    FiziksFiziks Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    That just made my week.

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    emnmnmeemnmnme Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I liked them running from the hovercraft thing at the end. It was a well-done effect.

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    DyvionDyvion Back in Sunny Florida!!Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I loved how all of the sound effects were straight from the game... the grenades... the pistol shots... the machine gun fire... the crowbar hitting the civil protection guy in the face... wow.

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    Mike DangerMike Danger "Diane..." a place both wonderful and strangeRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Oh my sweet Jesus. There are no words to describe those first few minutes with everything exploding and the city going to hell.

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    The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Aren't they just compositing the in-game assets onto a broadly dull trainyard live shot?

    I mean it's not cakewalk but it's not like scratch built CGI over here.

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    IcemopperIcemopper Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I saw this earlier on Gizmodo, and I'm super impressed.

    I would hate to see a Half-Life movie if it involved Gordon Freeman in any way, but this was pretty cool. Maybe just more in the series would be neat, nothing too big needs to be done.

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    EvangirEvangir Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    This really reminds me of those Halo movie shorts, which is a good thing. I just loved how the CG was so nicely integrated into the live-action stuff, and this looks to be doing the same thing (although the zombies look a bit cuddly rather than evil and menacing). Hopefully the acting gets better. I look forward to more!

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    Mr.BrickMr.Brick Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Wow.
    Nice job!
    Looks like these guys may have read this book:

    http://rebelsguide.com/DV_Rebels_Guide/The_DV_Rebels_Guide.html

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    xzzyxzzy Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Evangir wrote: »
    This really reminds me of those Halo movie shorts, which is a good thing. I just loved how the CG was so nicely integrated into the live-action stuff, and this looks to be doing the same thing (although the zombies look a bit cuddly rather than evil and menacing). Hopefully the acting gets better. I look forward to more!

    Yeah, that was the first association my brain made as well.

    This is in fact better, because it doesn't rely as much on shakeycam. Still has some shakes but it's nowhere near as bad as the camera-on-a-washboard effect the Halo stuff had.

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    MrDelishMrDelish Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Aren't they just compositing the in-game assets onto a broadly dull trainyard live shot?

    I mean it's not cakewalk but it's not like scratch built CGI over here.

    I assume they have a guy doing that stuff for free

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    FawstFawst The road to awe.Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Who made Halo movie shorts? I only ever saw the commercials for Halo 3 and the short films directed by Neill Blomkamp (who was supposed to direct the movie). Check out Alive in Joburg for a good example of his work.

    Can't wait to get home to check this out. Don't have/can't install QT here at work :\

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    xzzyxzzy Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Blomkamp did the Halo shorts. Dude does love to bounce the camera around.

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    SirUltimosSirUltimos Don't talk, Rusty. Just paint. Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Holy shit.

    That was very, very impressive. Other than the acting, that was damn near indistinguishable from a movie coming out of Hollywood. Considering it was made by two amateurs with practically nothing....

    Holy shit.

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    Mr.BrickMr.Brick Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Blomkampps style is very faux documentry.
    He also breaks the 4th wall in just about everything he does.


    So clicking the about info for the purchase brothers shows they affiliated with Sons & Daughters which is a production company and directors collective (Crush) here in Toronto.

    www.sonsanddaughters.ca

    http://www.crushinc.com/

    I wonder if i could get in contact with them. Their short looked great- but they could use some compositing help.

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    Mr.BrickMr.Brick Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    and:

    If you go to the sons and daugthers site you can find a higher res quick time than the one that is on the purchase brothers site.

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    EliminationElimination Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Of course when they say "$500" they aren't including the wiz with 3D/editing software. That doesn't lessen how awesome it is but it's clear that someone is good at what they do and worth more than $500.

    That was my thinking as soon as i saw the special effects i was like "Ok these are better than a lot of TV shows ive seen, someone who is worth a hell of a lot more than $500 is working for free on this one."

    Still though, wow. That was pretty impressive.

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    Ninja Snarl PNinja Snarl P My helmet is my burden. Ninja Snarl: Gone, but not forgotten.Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Huh. Wow.

    Seeing stuff like this heavily reinforces my opinion that Hollywood needs to die already. Once that happens, maybe people who actually know how to make interesting movies without needing multi-hundred-million dollar budgets can get some attention.

    This short film implemented CG a lot better than many a modern film. How about we take all the funding away from the kind of morons that make utter garbage like "Hotel for Dogs" and give it to guys like this? Think of what these guys could do with a real budget.

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    MarikirMarikir Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Watching that, I am suddenly reminded of my utter immersion into the world of HL2. Damn, that was such a good game.

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    EliminationElimination Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Huh. Wow.

    Seeing stuff like this heavily reinforces my opinion that Hollywood needs to die already. Once that happens, maybe people who actually know how to make interesting movies without needing multi-hundred-million dollar budgets can get some attention.

    This short film implemented CG a lot better than many a modern film. How about we take all the funding away from the kind of morons that make utter garbage like "Hotel for Dogs" and give it to guys like this? Think of what these guys could do with a real budget.

    My thought was how come Uwe Bolle gets money to make movies like, all the time, that are total shit garbage trash, and guys like this with real talent dont get any funding, and can obviously pump out something 100 times more compelling and exciting. The film world baffles me.

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    leafleaf Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Just like in the fine arts world, it's not how good you are or what you have to say. More often than not it's who you know, who you've been buddy buddy with, and how good you are at chatting up prospective clients. We all know Hollywood is just a circle jerk party for self congratulatory hacks that cling onto the rest with actual talent.

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    LittleBootsLittleBoots Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Huh. Wow.

    Seeing stuff like this heavily reinforces my opinion that Hollywood needs to die already. Once that happens, maybe people who actually know how to make interesting movies without needing multi-hundred-million dollar budgets can get some attention.

    This short film implemented CG a lot better than many a modern film. How about we take all the funding away from the kind of morons that make utter garbage like "Hotel for Dogs" and give it to guys like this? Think of what these guys could do with a real budget.

    I think these "real budgets" are what get people into trouble. It seems like when people have to make do with limited resources they get really resourceful and creative and produce much better results.

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