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VIDEO: Half-Life Fan Creates Impressive Trailer

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 33 comments

This fan-made clip is simply awesome.

CGI artist Marco Spitoni recently updated his personal website with a teaser trailer he created based on Half-Life 2. Called I'm The Freeman, the clip depicts a CGI-version of Valve's classic storyline and Gordon Freeman in full action-hero mode. The teaser isn't very long, and should leave Half-Life fans clamoring for the real deal.

Currently Spitoni is employed as the Previsualization Supervisor at Weta Digital, Peter Jackson's visual effects facility located in Wellington, New Zealand. His past experience includes time with developer Milestone in the 90s, and as a special effects artist for commercials in the late 80s. Spitoni said that he's used 3DStudio since its 4th release back when it still required DOS.

However Spitoni's love for games is shown in this latest clip. "I've always been in love with the PC game 'Half-Life' so I've decided to work out a project that would have been a trailer for a hypothetical feature film of Half-Life. Again, is not live action, although I would have love to have the chance and the time to work out something like that."

Spitoni added that there won't be a short movie, however that could change if Valve takes an interest. With Activision talking about combining and selling in-game cutscenes as full-blown movies, Valve could jump on the bandwagon and hire Spitoni on a part-time basis to create a full-length CGI film and compete.

Still, Half-Life vs. StarCraft in the virtual theater? Now that would be an interesting-yet-awesome fight.

Half-Life Movie Trailer

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    Ramar , September 21, 2010 1:14 AM
    HavoCnMeI have the Orange Box and haven't installed it....maybe i should tonight.


    Christ son, DO IT.
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    gekko668 , September 21, 2010 12:23 AM
    The creativity of fan made CGI never ceases to amaze me. A lot of the animation is so good that it rivals multi million budget animation.
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    LuigiVN , September 20, 2010 11:41 PM
    I saw this yesterday, It looks f*cking awesome.... So many unfinished proyects...
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    LuigiVN , September 20, 2010 11:41 PM
    I saw this yesterday, It looks f*cking awesome.... So many unfinished proyects...
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    HavoCnMe , September 20, 2010 11:45 PM
    I have the Orange Box and haven't installed it....maybe i should tonight.
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    nightcrawl3r , September 20, 2010 11:48 PM
    Pure Genius.
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    tacoslave , September 20, 2010 11:48 PM
    my math teacher bryan kinney looked exactly like gordon freeman.
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    mikem_90 , September 20, 2010 11:57 PM
    Gordon Freeman was spotted at the LHC...
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    gekko668 , September 21, 2010 12:23 AM
    The creativity of fan made CGI never ceases to amaze me. A lot of the animation is so good that it rivals multi million budget animation.
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    Anonymous , September 21, 2010 12:27 AM
    I just watched it and thought that it would be awesome to have Gordon Freeman in TPS mode. However, i am completely stunned as to how neatly and professionally he did the video and for once, i thought that what if he had put "Half Life 3 Official Trailer", we would have all believed it, wouldn't we?. It doesn't look like a fan made trailer, might as well be bought as a intro trailer for Half life 3 by Activision.
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    jimmysmitty , September 21, 2010 12:29 AM
    Mother of God......

    I like. I think there was an article earlier about VALVe wanting to do an in house HL movie. I think this guy has the talent to give it that amazing look.

    I think it would be near perfect as long as they get the original cast to voice it.
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    4745454b , September 21, 2010 12:32 AM
    Meh. Doesn't seem like much. I'd rather see more development of "Escape from City 17". THAT seems like a great movie.
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    Ramar , September 21, 2010 1:14 AM
    HavoCnMeI have the Orange Box and haven't installed it....maybe i should tonight.


    Christ son, DO IT.
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    Stryter , September 21, 2010 1:21 AM
    I foresee a job at Valve in this guy's future. This dude has some talent.
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    yahodahan , September 21, 2010 1:25 AM
    meh. meh, and also a bit of "wtf, that's terrible"...i mean, obviously the maker has good CG skill but...not even close to the Valve game. Gordon looked more like Duke Nukem than the real Gordan, is my real gripe...just can't dig that.

    All that said, it gave me chills, just thinking about a HL movie!!
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    rohitbaran , September 21, 2010 1:27 AM
    BRING IT OOOOON!
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    Gin Fushicho , September 21, 2010 1:53 AM
    Maybe I should play the Half-life games now.... I played the first one and didn't see what was so great, but obviously everyone thinks it's awesome, so I guess I'll play number 2.
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    dEAne , September 21, 2010 1:57 AM
    wow, I'm the freeman.
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    elcentral , September 21, 2010 3:29 AM
    are you freaking kidding me so awesome. plz valve get those ppl a jobb and make a movie aboute the 7h war
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    anonymousdude , September 21, 2010 3:31 AM
    HavoCnMeI have the Orange Box and haven't installed it....maybe i should tonight.



    Do it now! Best video game purchase I've made in years.
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    Kelavarus , September 21, 2010 4:40 AM
    The animation was great, but overall... The graphics could have been IN Source Engine. Makes me wonder how much time it took to render it when he could have made what I think would have been more interesting, an interactive trailer by modding Half Life 2 (Or hell, Alien Swarm, same engine, but anyone could try it).
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    thomaseron , September 21, 2010 6:13 AM
    If there will be a movie, I'm gonna watch it!
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    elel , September 21, 2010 11:12 AM
    Maybe valve should start making some half life content themselves - like episode 3 :) 
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