Friday, November 03, 2006

EPISODE 1: FRIDAY / CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD (33MB)




This will be the webpage devoted to the Civil Protection video series. I've just finished the first episode which you can download from the link above. As for the series, it's inspired by the oppressive policing force within the game Half-Life 2. It's a comedy created using the game engine itself to animate everything. Right now I am the writer, animator, director, producer, cinematographor, editor... pretty much everything you see in the episode is my fault. This episode does contain some language and violence, but it's not much worse than a PG rating.

It was a real pain to learn the SDK and animate all this, so I won't be starting on another episode immediately. Not that you have any frame of reference, but the next one should go much more quickly since a lot of the time was spent on learning everything. Whenever I start on it again, that is. I need a break, I'm practically dreaming about those spooky metal helmets that the CP units wear. Anyway, feel free to contact me or post comments about whatever.


42 comments:

R0N1N said...

Sweet video man. I really liked the high quality of the animations. Keep up the good work.

acepilotf14 said...

They.. aren't animations, they are 3D figures from the game half life2. But yes, great comdey dood. Please, MAKE MORE. If I had money, I'd totally donate some to you.

mr. trevorman said...

Holy shit call the police!

Oh crap, I forgot, they're all incompetent idiots.

Ross Scott said...

City 17's finest!

Fishie said...

Hahaha, that was absolutely hilarious and awesomesauce all at once!

I would absolutely love to see more of this!

Davesohappy said...

xD great stuff man!

Sparda said...

LOL *Sides split* LOL MORE MORE

Arman said...

Dude you should make more episodes i can see this becoming the next redvsblue but for halflife.

Stavren said...

Aww, acepilotf14 doesn't know the real difference between animation and "3D figures" (They're called "models"). Go look at Wikipedia, champ.

In any case, fantastic machinima. Nice animation, writing, and camera angles.

Youtube it!

jaboleq said...

very cool video :) lots of fun :DDD
hope to see other episodes :)
GL

Anonymous said...

I nether laughed so hard in my life! I really want to learn SDK and join you but i suck :(

Anyway this stuff is great! I really hope more peaple help you.

Matt said...

Hey, I'm the guy one of you was playing the UT2004 demo with, against the super bots :P. Funny vid man, I was lmao towards the middle. Keep up the good work |-).

PS: I think you guys should put this on YouTube.

Anonymous said...

Exellent work. Wish see more of this. And ya put this on YouTube so more ppl more know about this

Anonymous said...

Really nice work on the animations must have put alot of time into it. Hope to see another one

Ross Scott said...

Hey, glad you are liking the video. As for Youtube, I'm not crazy about the video quality, but some people have already posted it up there anyway. Also, someone put this up on filefront, which is good, because it turns out I'll lose my university webspace once I graduate in a couple months. And don't worry, I plan to make more, I've written most of the script for the second one.

The Rajun Cajun Gunnar said...

ROFLMAO. This is about as good as Red VS Blue. Keep up the good work man!

Jes said...

Ross, Jo showed me the movie this morning. It was a bit funny. If the production was too easy I now understand your leaving AI.

Hope to see more 'clean' episodes after graduation? Keep of the fabulous work.

Anonymous said...

How do you do all those custom animations... It's so awsome very cool...

6SiX8 said...

Just awesome dude. Great animation, story and camera angles. You are a very gifted director.

kendo said...

I am Ninja! Nicely done mate!

Anonymous said...

Wow one of the best hl2 show I have ever seen in my life and I have seen 40-50 of them. (i love hl2 :p)
I am ninja!!

devon said...

what is the music you used in the opening?

AusFox said...

Brilliant video! I nearly fell off my chair, it was like watching a movie version of the Frothman comic XD
Keep up the great work, I cant wait to see more!

Anonymous said...

wow man I loved it I really loved it!
please please please make more of those!! And I would really like to know how you did some of that stuff with the 3d model!

Anonymous said...

F'ing hilarious man. Awesome work.

Anonymous said...

Are there any subtitles on this? It would be nice if you could subtitle (as a separate file) your episodes for those of us who can't hear very well.

Ross Scott said...

Actually yes, here's a link to them:

http://www.radford.edu/~rscott31/CP01-Friday.sub

You'll need DirectVobSub and a player that can read these like Media Player Classic, both of which are free.

novaman said...

amazing video man. the animations were superb

Anonymous said...

Are they going to be part of the HL2 storyline like Concerned, or pretty much separate, like RvB?

Ross Scott said...

Well kind of both since I do plan for some episodes to intersect with the HL2 storyline, but I'm not going to restrain myself to that and move progressively forward in time like Concerned does. I plan to bounce all over with these.

Anonymous said...

Sup, Kinky. It's Ophelia from UT2k4. Nice job, man. More, plz!

Anonymous said...

Wow, it´s just amazing. I hope to see more of this soon.

Anonymous said...

(ROLLING ON THE FLOOR)HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Rob said...

Ross, agreed on youtube, post your episodes to blip.tv - they don't resize your video, they auto-convert it to flash 8 (still offering the original to viewers), and have no hard limit on file size.

Been using it myself for several months now, as have my friends. Give it a go, doesn't hurt to have the episodes spread around at least. :)

2Perfect said...

dude your first video is freaking sweet... i'm just downloading the 2nd and 3rd one now, and I'm guessing/hoping they'll be better than the 1st.

BUT! Make sure when you run out of ideas you stop the series so it doesn't go downhill, unless of course you're making money from it somehow... keep it up though!

Ross Scott said...

Well you'll notice a difference between 2/3 and 1, some people like it less some people like it more. There will be another big jump though for 4-5 that I think will win over anyone who thought the first ones were a little boring.

As for ideas, there is NO problem there, I easily have a dozen ideas for episodes at any given time. What IS a problem is the damn production time. At least with the next episodes the end result should really pay off.

Anonymous said...

your videos rock I have seen all of the civil protections so far and they are so funny would you ever think of making DVDs of all of them i would buy it just an idea

Anonymous said...

i know how you do it :P im gonna make some videos too

Anonymous said...

would u mind if i upload the address to a HL2 gaming forum?
A Clan a belong to would really love your work;))¬

Anonymous said...

replying to the question about the music at the start its I think either flak 1 2 or 4 from the quake 3 soundtrack

Anonymous said...

Starting a GREAT series...

BMST said...

I know it seems hard I am doing it to I am learning everything to make machinima videos especially breens life I had to make custom maps it may seem hard but it pays off