Half Life (Short Movie)

#1 Posted by pa21ris (144 posts) -
  
#2 Posted by pa21ris (144 posts) -

I found this on Kotaku, in this article.

#3 Posted by Hamz (6845 posts) -

That was so badass, seriously badass.

#4 Posted by tekmojo (2298 posts) -

Made Uwe Boll crap his panties.

#5 Posted by License_To_Bill (792 posts) -

Oh, man. That was pretty good.

#6 Posted by pa21ris (144 posts) -

I can not wait till the other episodes come out.

#7 Posted by SoothsayerGB (1468 posts) -

I hope the next decade is full of video game movies.  Like this decade is all Comic movies.  Can't wait to see more well done movies using video games as source material.

Don't get me started on the WoW movie.

#8 Posted by Pibo47 (3166 posts) -

Eh...its alright.

#9 Posted by pause422 (6154 posts) -
SoothsayerGB said:
"I hope the next decade is full of video game movies.  Like this decade is all Comic movies.  Can't wait to see more well done movies using video games as source material.

Don't get me started on the WoW movie."
You're probably one of the few that hopes that. Movies based on Comic books recently have actually been decent to really good movies, the chance that we would get a single good video game anytime soon is pretty slim to none, just as its always been.
#10 Posted by albedos_shadow (1485 posts) -

Wow, I was NOT expecting that level of quality.

#11 Posted by Otacon (2194 posts) -

Production values here are incredible! The acting isn't fantastic but the entire thing still seems to be doing a better job than most Hollywood films.

#12 Edited by End_Boss (3220 posts) -

This is either higher budget than it lets on or just makes brilliant use of guerrilla cinematography. Scratch that, regardless of how high or low budget it is, it does make brilliant use of guerrilla cinematography. I'm also really impressed with the costuming; spot on. It was probably a good idea to give the two actors so few lines though, as they seemed really uncomfortable and wooden. Hopefully they will loosen up later and we'll see some real work from them.

It looks like the other episodes have already been at least partially filmed, so maybe they're just undergoing editing before release. Here's hoping this one keeps a steady flow.

#13 Posted by Dr_Feelgood38 (1550 posts) -
End_Boss said:
"This is either higher budget than it lets on or just makes brilliant use of guerrilla cinematography. Scratch that, regardless of how high or low budget it is, it does make brilliant use of guerrilla cinematography. I'm also really impressed with the costuming; spot on. It was probably a good idea to give the two actors so few lines though, as they seemed really uncomfortable and wooden. Hopefully they will loosen up later and we'll see some real work from them.

It looks like the other episodes have already been at least partially filmed, so maybe they're just undergoing editing before release. Here's hoping this one keeps a steady flow."
From what I've heard, the budget for the first two episodes was only $500.
#14 Posted by Claude (16251 posts) -

If they would get a Gravity Gun, I would poop myself. Nice vid, thanks for posting.

#15 Edited by End_Boss (3220 posts) -
Dr_Feelgood38 said:
"End_Boss said:
"This is either higher budget than it lets on or just makes brilliant use of guerrilla cinematography. Scratch that, regardless of how high or low budget it is, it does make brilliant use of guerrilla cinematography. I'm also really impressed with the costuming; spot on. It was probably a good idea to give the two actors so few lines though, as they seemed really uncomfortable and wooden. Hopefully they will loosen up later and we'll see some real work from them.

It looks like the other episodes have already been at least partially filmed, so maybe they're just undergoing editing before release. Here's hoping this one keeps a steady flow."
From what I've heard, the budget for the first two episodes was only $500."
I doubt that. Just the costuming and props would probably eat up a solid $250-$300 bucks. Add in the pay for special effects, actors, cinematographers, etc., not too mention the unavoidable "miscellaneous cost" category... Naw. I mean, if it was that makes it all the more impressive. I just...

PIX OR IT DIN'T HAPPUN.

EDIT: Wait, first two episodes? Wow, I thought we were just talking about the first episode here. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that definitely didn't cost less than $500, unless like, 80% of the cast and crew were doing shit for free.
#16 Posted by Stevokenevo (573 posts) -

I was really impressed with that video.  Its what movies of games should be like.  I think a smaller budget allows the crew to focus more directly on the source material which makes the videos more niche but absolutely awesome!

#17 Posted by bobpie24 (99 posts) -

It looked great and I can't wait to see the other episodes.

#18 Posted by pa21ris (144 posts) -

Does anybody think that a bigger budget would help this movie at all. Or is keeping small this it is better. In my opinion, I think it would be better keeping it small.

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