Impressive Hollywood Fan Film Brings Half-Life Alive

Karloff

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Impressive Hollywood Fan Film Brings Half-Life Alive


Enter the Freeman cost these Californian fans only $3,000 to make.

Okay, that has got to be one of the best opening lines, but everything about this fan-made Half Life tribute film is fantastic. Atmosphere, effects, the lot; truly superb, but fair warning: you might not want to watch this one at your work station. Just saying.

What makes it all the more incredible is it only cost about $3,000, shot on location at a Hollywood cottage. Director Ian James Duncan and co-producer Berhard Forcher let a few secrets to low-budget success slip in three tips and tricks videos. One talks directly about action how-to plus commentary feature as well. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QmlnwCowio]

"In Hollywood it's probably a little bit easier," Duncan admits, but he tells those who want to do the same that they can do it anywhere. Preparation is key; Duncan's crew spent months putting this together, and their hard work really shows. Bravo!

Source: Eurogamer [http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-10-10-short-and-tense-half-life-fan-film-well-worth-a-watch]


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bafrali

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Did Freeman just speak? YOU FOOLS!!! What have you done? Prepare for unforeseen conseqences.
 

Karloff

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Well fuck my donkey was this well made. Only gripe is the cheap-looking Hazman Suit but hey, if you work from a budget there are limitations. Like not being able to afford a professionaly made replica.
 

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I know there's a lot of work put into fan films like this, but whenever I seen them I can't help but find them very unbelievable and rather ridiculous.
 

thespyisdead

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i really do not mind Gordon speaking... and i loved it! what else is there to say, but throw money at it
 

Karloff

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Loved it. It was a bit odd hearing Gordon speak, but I can dig it! I also feel the person who portrayed him looked very much like him. :)
 

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It's pretty good for the most part but I suppose that is the bare minimum they had for Freeman to speak.
 

Zydrate

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I started seeing this on my Tumblr Dashboard.
I'm very impressed and I really want more :/
 

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Wow, they certainly nailed the atmosphere, although the suit looked kinda cheap, kudos for the guy portraying as Gordon Freeman, he does look a lot like him and I certainly didn't minded him speaking.

Also, Gman :D
 

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Shouldn't have made the suit shinny, but other then that it's bloody brilliant work, even Gordon speaking is fine.
 

Guffe

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This was cool.
Wouldn't want to watch 1h15min thou, shitting my pants from just this tension :p
 

Karloff

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More than excellent work. Very much a good show! Though, they could have easily avoided Gordon talking by going the "hey, you're Doctor Freeman, right?" shtick. Still, I didn't mind him talking. The nailed his introduction tho. I squee'd ^^
 

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Great impressive work there. I would let those guys do a full blown HL movie anytime. Gordon Freeman looked spot on (besides the cheap looking suit).