Wednesday, July 16, 2008

FREEMAN'S MIND - EPISODE 4



Youtube Version


640x480 WMV download link (66MB)

EDIT: Download link now fixed

Well I'm still very busy with the Noesis tutorial, but I made enough time to get another Freeman's Mind episode done. This will be the last video I make before I finish the tutorial. I realize things have been pretty slow, but once the tutorial's done you can expect a BIG increase in the frequency of video releases. Speaking of which there's going to be so much covered in the tutorial it's actually mushrooming into 2 different guides. One will cover nothing but Faceposer and Hammer, the other will go over everything else (writing, sound editing, camerawork, etc.).

Also I was interviewed a month or so ago for an online magazine article. I've been informed it's been published and you can check it out here. I thought it was a little odd that he seemed to focus most of his article on my stuff, but he mentions some other good machinimas in there as well. Notably "The Monad" by Sam Goldwater (which is the best machinima drama I've seen) and "Hey Shipwreck!" by Patrick Hrabe, of which I really enjoy his series.

Finally I haven't forgotten about the website, subtitles, or Civil Protection itself, I just have a big juggling act going on with all the work I have to do. Good things are coming.

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

When comes half-life 2 freeman's mind?

Rimšiakas said...

Oh my god :D you're a genius, this was so hilarious

Anonymous said...

that was great thank you

Kaijudomage said...

I'm pretty interested in seeing that Tut vid when your done with it.

I was waiting for you to get to this part.

karanjhala guy said...

hahahahahah omg best one yet! gopod work!!! :)

Joe said...

any alternate HQ download links? machinima.com seems to be acting up on me as usual.

Dylan said...

haha, I love Freeman's mind

it has me narrating hl2 to myself as freeman :P

Arctic Avenger said...

Dude, that was soo hilarious. :D

waiting for him to get to the zombies now. XD

Anonymous said...

Hey, is machinima.com down or is it just me?

Sharky700 said...

Sweet, I can't wait for the tutorial, I've been doing some work in Hammer, and need a boost.
Trying to learn everything in Hammer on your own is damn hard.
I'm also looking forward to possibly figuring out faceposer.

Ross Scott said...

M.com does seem to be slow for me right now. I plan to look into mirrors for the high quality content once I get the new website up.

Anonymous said...

wow, it wasnt as funny like the others buti love how you mixt a sirius event with some humor.
Keep it up

Ridan Krad said...

Haha, well done once again, Mr. Scott. Loved the laser limbo and the elevator of death.

Anonymous said...

that was the funniest freeman ever loved it i was cackling through the whole episode it was genius i dont care what anyone else says nobody else could make freemans mind.

Splatzone said...

Fantastic, can't wait for more!!

Kaijudomage said...

This is my new favorite episode now.

Also the file on Machinima.com is a mov file not wmv, is there any possibility that this can be fixed?

Ross Scott said...

Wow, you're right, they replaced it with a 360MB .MOV. I don't know what's going on, I'll put up an alternate link in a few minutes.

Christopher said...

That was so funny..

Best yet.

But could you *bleep* the swears? Y'know, censor. Because my little brothers love Half-Life and they would love this, but they... y'know... can't hear that stuff.

Miki said...

Awesome Episode as always!!!!! The laser limbo....headcrab fight....the crowbar....AWESOME!!!!!

karanjhala guy said...

no censor

nothin said...

GODLIKE

Josh said...

Awesome job as always, both civil protection and freeman's mind are always funny with intellectual humour. Just wondering, as you say this tutorial is taking a long time, what is the duration of the tutorial, as in, how long will it go for? Keep up the good work

Miki said...

QUOTE
"But could you *bleep* the swears? Y'know, censor. Because my little brothers love Half-Life and they would love this, but they... y'know... can't hear that stuff."


No censor!!!

Ross Scott said...

I think not permitting profanity while allowing acts of graphic violence is a double-standard. So far there's only dead bodies and blood, but HL is a very violent game. If there wasn't so much gore in it, I would consider toning down the language, but since there is I see no reason to do so.

That said, I only add language if I think it will make the situation funnier or seem more authentic. I try to avoid using it excessively as it weakens its impact. Also since I have more control over the series, CP will contain less language overall.

Will said...

You know, Ross, you could use FileFront for a mirror.
Its reliable and always works for me.

Ross Scott said...

will: I've tried that in the past, but filefront will automatically delete your files after a couple days if no one downloads them. I don't want to have to keep re-uploading the videos. I should hopefully have more mirrors setup once the new website is ready.

Will said...

Oh... didn't know that.
That sucks. I don't know what else to say. Keep up the good work?

Hope you finish the tut soon so you have more free time! Wandering what you think about the script i sent.

Anonymous said...

Ross what about using Rapidshare?

Otto said...

A lot of people actually dislike Rapidshare, I don't think you'd get a happy audience.

Ridan Krad said...

What about using Bittorrent? I think there are enough viewers that you could get a decent number of seeds for good download speeds, while also cutting down significantly on your own bandwidth costs. Just a thought.

Eric Visser and Rasmus Widengard said...

Positively superb stuff Ross.
Been a huge admirer for quite some time now, but I didn't get my thumb out of my arse until now to let you know.

I noticed you said on the 1fort blog how you're displeased with how some parts come off as contrived, and while that may be true to a certain extent, trust me when I say that your material doesn't nearly seem as forced or haphazard as that of a more commercial series such as Family Guy.
(No, I'm not a fan)

This is innovative fun for the whole passive agressive family to enjoy.

Keep up the good work -- I'm dying to see more.

//Rasmus

Lt Colonel Bob said...

You've done it again. Thank you for the great series that is Freeman's Mind.

Drakeduck said...

Hey Ross, what program do you use to record sound with?

karanjhala guy said...

im an ameatur at video making, i just record voice and make a paint slide show. just paint pictures, then i use "windows movie maker" to put it together, occasionaly i add music, my vids r retarded and i have only 3

KSuK said...

YAY!

Anonymous said...

Very very very funny, this series is great! Keep it up...laughed for ages afterwards, and now I have an inner Gordon Freeman that narrates when I am at work.

ErikJ said...

Another great video, though I wish Machinima.com would work again... :(.

Brad said...

Ross, you are a master of machinima comedy!

Episode 4 is just another gem added to the pile!

It was so hilarious, I nearly fell outta my seat a few times, and nearly went crazy thinking the people around me were frog people! LOL

Well done!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for more of this

TriplePlay said...

I think you should stick with this series. If you don't continue it, I'll cry. In fact, I enjoy it more than Civil protection, and I would be quite happy if you focused on the Freeman's Mind series more and did Civil Protection as the side project. And I'd love to see a Freeman's Mind using Half-Life 2 and the episodes, and Portal would be good except you'd have to either fake a chick's voice or get a chick to voice it for you :P

Anyways, great work! Love it all, and keep it up!

Anonymous said...

These are freaking HILARIOUS!

Most comedy machinima feels forced. I'll chuckle a little here and there sometimes... but for some reason your "Freeman's Mind" series always gets me laughing. Keep up the amazing work with this series! So simple, but SO funny. Bahahah!

Wimpoman said...

So, when is the download link actually going to be fixed matey?

U've put "EDIT: Download link now fixed" below the download link, but when I click on it I get this message ":: File could not be found."
I even get the same when I try to download it direct from machinima.com by clicking on the download link beneith the player window. http://www.machinima.com/film/view&id=27862

Thanks in advance. ;)

Not Anonymous said...

Great series Ross Scott! I hope that you can make freeman's mind a bit faster though. This is my all-time favorite machinima!

Anonymous said...

How come there is NO LINK TO EPISODE 4!!! can SOMEONE fix that