1. Post #1
    DoubleHawkFilms's Avatar
    December 2009
    117 Posts
    Hey! Would you look at that, a garry's mod machinima that isn't shit.

    If you don't feel like following the story, skip to 5:30 for the main action scene.

    Otherwise there's some pretty cool scenes stuck in there I think you guys will like, I haven't made a machinima in over a year.

    I know the voice acting sucks, get over it.

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    Dennab
    April 2011
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    Could have been longer, but other than that you did pretty good.
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  3. Post #3
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    August 2011
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    That was great. I'm really interested in what you did for the club scene at 1:52 to make them dance? Was it choreography in faceposer? Or was it HAT?
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  4. Post #4
    DoubleHawkFilms's Avatar
    December 2009
    117 Posts
    That was great. I'm really interested in what you did for the club scene at 1:52 to make them dance? Was it choreography in faceposer? Or was it HAT?
    Some kid had some custom vcd's on gmod.org that I found after some scavenging for a little.

    Edited:

    Could have been longer, but other than that you did pretty good.
    Garry's Mod machinima making is a difficult thing. If I managed to keep your attention for 10 minutes and left you wanting more, awesome. Most people don't even last a minute before getting bored. Idiots of Gmod taught the community that being a dumbass is okay.
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  5. Post #5
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    August 2011
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    DoubleHawkFilms posted:
    Garry's Mod machinima making is a difficult thing. If I managed to keep your attention for 10 minutes and left you wanting more, awesome. Most people don't even last a minute before getting bored. Idiots of Gmod taught the community that being a dumbass is okay.
    Yeah. It seems like only people who can appreciate machinima and how difficult it is to create properly will ever stay to watch the entire thing.
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  6. Post #6
    DoubleHawkFilms's Avatar
    December 2009
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    Yeah. It seems like only people who can appreciate machinima and how difficult it is to create properly will ever stay to watch the entire thing.
    But at the same time it's awfully difficult to balance your machinima's content.

    A good machinima 'code' to abide by is only put in enough talking to reveal the plot and give the viewer some sort of context to be watching the film in. Unless you're willing to put in the hours for faceposer (if you are, good for you you're better than most of us), don't fucking put in long winded conversations because no one, including myself, will want to watch a minute of mediocre writing and VO's.
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  7. Post #7
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    July 2011
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    I enjoyed it, using some better models would've helped though. At least for the military.

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    May 2011
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    I thought it was great, although the 'Run for it' scene wasd a bit wierd, 2 of them died but they were 3 again in the end? The ending also confused me a bit.
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    Dennab
    April 2011
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    Umm I played all of those songs but I didn't hear the one I wanted. The one in the dance club, which one is that?

  10. Post #10
    DoubleHawkFilms's Avatar
    December 2009
    117 Posts
    Umm I played all of those songs but I didn't hear the one I wanted. The one in the dance club, which one is that?
    Dyro - Metaphor

    Shit I'm sorry dude I'll have to add that to annotations or something... derrr

    Fun facts:
    Decompressed, total file size of footage: 130GB
    Half of the final battle was shot almost two years ago
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  11. Post #11
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    March 2010
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    Crap... This would be perfect, if you would use some custom stuff... US Soldiers with AR2s? US president living in Combine Citadel? District 9 MNU vehicles? A guy in heavy armor being a "secret" agent?

    That's pretty sad, because montage and all the shit is perfect... Even the storyline.

    Hope you will do a remake of this.
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  12. Post #12
    DoubleHawkFilms's Avatar
    December 2009
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    Crap... This would be perfect, if you would use some custom stuff... US Soldiers with AR2s? US president living in Combine Citadel? District 9 MNU vehicles? A guy in heavy armor being a "secret" agent?

    That's pretty sad, because montage and all the shit is perfect... Even the storyline.

    Hope you will do a remake of this.
    Here's the thing - I didn't make the video under the pretense that only people aware of the HL2 universe would be watching it. Since I did it for a project, nobody in my class is smart (or cool) enough to have played HL2 and really don't give a shit.

    The main character was not intended to be a "secret" agent... I don't know where you got that plot element from at all. None of the dialogue even alluded to him being a secret agent. Still, conveying ideas from paper to screen are difficult, so it could partially be me.

    I'm not going to remake this. It's fine in it's current state and literally anyone who is interested in watching it except for the small minority of avid GMOD players (who already know the common conventions of it) will be able to watch it without being distracted by the lack of individuality.

    Nobody makes machinimas anymore anyways. It sucks, I used to love doing this shit but the community just turned into a bunch of idiots. Machinimas used to be good and now they're just horrible and unfunny. Again, props to DJY for helping spur that little movement.

    Still though, your comment is appreciated and I can see where you're coming from. If it weren't my own project I'd probably criticize it for the same thing.

  13. Post #13
    Trek's Avatar
    March 2010
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    I appreciate that. And about that "secret" agent: if he works for the national security, he's probably walking undercover when he enters the club. Government probably doesn't want their agents to be compromised?

    Still,your machinima is brilliant. Hell, this is inspiring.

  14. Post #14
    DoubleHawkFilms's Avatar
    December 2009
    117 Posts
    I appreciate that. And about that "secret" agent: if he works for the national security, he's probably walking undercover when he enters the club. Government probably doesn't want their agents to be compromised?

    Still,your machinima is brilliant.
    Thanks man. Idk if you noticed but after he went upstairs, the only people around were all police. The glass floor is there so that they can monitor the actions of the people from up top. Still, another idea that I probably didn't convert to film as well as it could have.

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    August 2011
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    Nobody makes machinimas anymore anyways. It sucks, I used to love doing this shit but the community just turned into a bunch of idiots. Machinimas used to be good and now they're just horrible and unfunny. Again, props to DJY for helping spur that little movement.
    That's not entirely true. Though there are a lot of people that make poor quality videos, there are still quite a few people still making good videos (who haven't sold out to Machinima!). It's just they're so underground that very few people know that they exist. I know that pixeleyesproductions (the guys who made Shelf Life) have recently just picked back up the project and are working on more.

  16. Post #16
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    April 2012
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    Lmfao the voice acting is fucking horrible, it's like the big fat jewish boy started gagging on that big juicy cock.
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  17. Post #17
    Trek's Avatar
    March 2010
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    Lmfao the voice acting is fucking horrible, it's like the big fat jewish boy started gagging on that big juicy cock.
    Sounds rather like your mother.

    Jeez... Grown up, people...

  18. Post #18
    DoubleHawkFilms's Avatar
    December 2009
    117 Posts
    Lmfao the voice acting is fucking horrible, it's like the big fat jewish boy started gagging on that big juicy cock.
    That's exactly what happened. Nothing's getting by you today.
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  19. Post #19
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    April 2012
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    Wow, that was excellent, i got really immersed into the story. Great Machinima, it's worthy of my first post on the forums .

    The only thing that could've used a bit of improvement was the voice acting, loved the rest though.
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