Valve's Source engine is being licensed to help create an upcoming movie called Deep being produced by Ireland based Brown Bag Films and to be directed by Shane Acker. Valve's tools and technologies will provide Acker and Brown Bag real-time rendering and editing, simplified character animation and economical lighting. The interesting part of this story is that the film itself may be partially distributed on Steam as well as virtual production sets will be converted into playable levels for a videogame version. You might have heard the name Shane Acker, the director who was responsible for "9" (2009), which was produced by Tim Burton and was set in a similar post-apocalypse world.
According to other sources, "Deep" was written by Jack Barton Mitchell and is set in a post-apocalypse world, devastated by World War III. But here what's left of humanity shelters undersea in the hulks of sunken ships. The action adventure turns on Sullivan, a captain of a nuclear sub. He makes contact with a splinter group of superior scientific intelligence, the Wayfarers, which has the power to save the earth. But that could come at a terrible cost.
Beyond Black Mesa is a short Independent fan film Inspired by the Half-Life Video Game series. This is an action packed short film centering around Adrian Shephard and a band of resistance fighters struggling to get out a warning about the impending invasion. Created on a $1200 budget with seven friends and one Cannon HV20, here is the final product after 2 years in the making. Very impressive!
I remember the zombies having headcrabs in HalfLife. I know they took artistic freedom and liberties with the story because of limited resources but what do you think about overall outcome of the movie?
Upon first hearing the original song from leaf's post where we all experienced the glory of TF2 Wacky Races Music (complete with wacky engrish). For some reason, my first thoughts were "You know what, Heavy Weapons Guy really needs to do a cover of this song."
So, it happened. I now present you with my Heavy Remix for your twisted auditory enjoyment.
Have you ever wanted to feel small and insignificant? Not many of us have, but I have a feeling you may feel that way after watching National Geographic's Journey to the Edge of the Universe. This documentary delivers what it promises: A Journey. Alec Baldwin narrates this non-stop, single, unbroken shot that takes us billions of light years away from Earth using CGI technology.
I expected this made for TV documentary to be a star hopping lecture, but to my surprise it was an astonishing trek to places that cannot be described using words. It's almost as if the filmmakers treated this project like a Hollywood Blockbuster; diving through clouds onto the surface of planets, moons, comets, and even stars themselves.
If you have ever looked up and wondered what is out there, then this is an answer to your question. So take Alec Baldwin's hand, and don't let go, because he does get scared quite a few times. (Alec Baldwin can act? What? THIS IS NEWS! -ed.)