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Beyond Black Mesa, Fan Shortfilm



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#1 Posted 21 January 2011 - 10:46 PM

You may have seen the teaser trailers in the past but the full version came out today.



Taken from the youtube description page:
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.

- Independent short film - 2 years in the making - Endless hours of post
- 1 Canon HV20
- 7 Friends
- $1,200 budget for the full short film.

This film is not HL,HL2 or Opposing Forces. It's a short fan film that takes place in the Half-Life world. Also, as a completely independent film, we wanted to have a creative voice in the movie and make it a movie that we would enjoy shooting. We took artistic freedoms and liberties, unfortunately most of those decisions were determined by our limited resources.

Check out: http://BEYONDBLACKMESA.COM

Directed by Brian Curtin
Producer: Matt Hall, Mat Powell
Actors/Grips: Joy Gravel, Walt Thomas, Andrew Gothard
Special Tracks: Nate Quarterman
Narrator: Taylor Robinson
Audio Mastering: Eric Chapman



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#2 Posted 21 January 2011 - 10:54 PM

Slapped it into news :8
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#3 Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:36 PM

That was pretty damn good!

I only have two slight niggles, one the aperture labs computer, although I guess it's in the realms of possibility they also made desktop computers as a sideline! The other is the fact that the zombies seem more L4D inspired than Half Life...but then I guess having all you zombies having headcrabs would make things even more difficult, so I'll let them off!

Overall I was very impressed.



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#4 Posted 22 January 2011 - 02:47 AM

Meh. Didn't have a HL feel to it and was kinda over dramatized.

I thought this was much better.
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#5 Posted 22 January 2011 - 10:57 AM

Liked it. The music seemed very, very good and fitting

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#6 Posted 22 January 2011 - 02:01 PM

It was inspired by guys, not HL: THE MOVIE. so go easy on them. Due to budget constraints I bet, the combine soldiers had different weapons and there weren't headcrabs, but I really enjoyed it and would like to see more
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#7 Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:03 PM

Good work.
Aside from matters that were obviously budgetary constraints, I couldn't really find anything I didn't enjoy.
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#8 Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:34 PM

Why never a HL1 fan film?? That would be soo cooler, but that would be the same as Star Wars, it's harder to film the first (HL1, SW1-3) than the last part (HL2, SW4-6) :whack:



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#9 Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:01 PM

View PostCake21, on 22 January 2011 - 09:01 AM, said:

It was inspired by guys, not HL: THE MOVIE. so go easy on them. Due to budget constraints I bet, the combine soldiers had different weapons and there weren't headcrabs, but I really enjoyed it and would like to see more


Well apparently the other HL short movie that I linked in my post did it on a $500 budget.
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#10 Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:21 PM

View PostBones, on 23 January 2011 - 04:01 PM, said:

Well apparently the other HL short movie that I linked in my post did it on a $500 budget.

$500 budget not including things they already owned. They already had all the camera and computer equipment to do the filming and special effects. I'm not trying to minimize their accomplishment, though. I really enjoyed part 1 of Escape from City 17, just as I really enjoyed Beyond Black Mesa. I do agree with you that Escape from City 17 did have more of a Half-Life feel and atmosphere.
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#11 Posted 23 January 2011 - 11:28 PM

I hope their next project will be an original idea, and not inspired by an existing universe. Probably most complaints about this film are the liberties they took with the source material. They'd get better feedback that way.

That aside, I was pretty bored with Beyond Back Mesa, but that's mostly because I personally prefer my films light on action and my games light on heavy story.

Also, who cares who had a smaller budget? Is that some sort of e-penis measurement for indie films?
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#12 Posted 24 January 2011 - 02:32 AM

BBM wasn't bad. But yeah, Escape from City 17 was much better.



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#13 Posted 24 January 2011 - 03:16 AM

View PostBrumisator, on 23 January 2011 - 06:28 PM, said:

Also, who cares who had a smaller budget? Is that some sort of e-penis measurement for indie films?


I was just saying that because I think Escape From City 17 used their budget to craft a more Half Life-esque film.
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#14 Posted 24 January 2011 - 03:32 AM

Budget constraints aside I think it was well done. But yeah, I also enjoyed Escape from City 17 as well.
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