Choreography creation/Community Showcase

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This page exists as a place to show off your choreographical work, or link in something cool you saw elsewhere.

Please try to follow the common format when adding a new entry.

Warning: There WILL be quality control on this article. Please ensure the scene is well-produced and enjoyable to watch before submitting it. Lip-synch only is not on!

Freeman, You Idiot

"May the agony of a thousand souls fill your heart"
Choreographer
Dan Miller-Schroeder, design3
Released
December 2008
Length
2:56
Synopsis
In-game interactive story where Freeman just can't get anything right. Download the level and watch a video tutorial on how to make it at design3.
Watch video
design3.com

The Monad

The Monad still
Choreographer
Sam Goldwater
Released
April 2 2008
Length
12:40
Synopsis
The network has consumed society. What will change take?
Video download
samgoldwater.com (DIVX, 100MB)
ModDB.com (Flash, streaming)

A.S. - A Tale of Father and Son

A.S.
Choreographer(s)
David Keyworth
Released
January 2008
Length
2:21
Synopsis
A son comes home to his family...to an unexpected shock.
Drama ensues...
then complete confusion.
Blurb
A short video made with the intention of being independent; no parodies, no derivative world, just Face Poser. Besides trying to show off my own abilities, it's a way of getting people interested in Face Poser.
Video download(s)
Vimeo.com
YouTube.com
FileFront.com

Real Heroes of Half-Life 2

Real Heroes of Half-Life 2
Choreographer(s)
Half a Beer Productions
Released
December 2007
Length
2:29
Synopsis
Recreation of a humorous Budweiser advert.
Blurb
Dr. Kleiner, complete with Trump-esque custom hairpiece, prefers Bud Light to teenage cheerleaders in the first ever radio ad machinima. This movie is pretty quick-fire, so you may need to play it a couple of times to catch some of the details, such as citizen "Kenny's" white stick and G-Man's first date. We've tried to use custom models, textures and maps to full effect in what was supposed to be a short project, but turned out to be 4 months of toil. If you're wondering where you've seen the fantasy sequence before, watch the first 20 minutes of American Beauty again. So, crack open an ice cold Bud Light, Mr. Stud-in-a-rug, then watch our movie and let us know what you think.
Blurb
Cheers!
Video download(s)
Machinima.com
YouTube.com
In-game download
Not available

The 15th Precincts OH&S Video

The 15th Precincts OH&S Video
Choreographer(s)
Tim Kitevski
Released
September 2007
Length
03:36
Synopsis
A short Occupational Health & Safety induction video for the police officers of the 15th Precinct Police station.
Blurb
This is a short film Machinima that was created this year as a spoof of regular OH&S Videos. It was powered by the Source engine using completely original material created by myself. All the content used is part of the Half Life 2 mod project I am currently working on known as "Dead End".
NOTE
The film itself has no direct relation to any events within the mod, and should be treated as a stand alone product.
Video download(s)
watch (YouTube)
watch/download (Machinima.com)
In-game download
Not available

War of the Servers

War of the Servers
Choreographer(s)
Daniel Callaghan, David Keyworth
Released
June 2007
Length
01:20:00 (not exact)
Synopsis
On 2007, The Gmod servers go to war. From PHWOnline And RS Films comes "War of the Servers", Directed by Robert Stoneman and starring voices from Chris Duggan (PHWRadio DJ), Robert Stoneman (PHWRadio DJ and Slapdash 1 and 2), Richard Biosvert (Slapdash 1 and 2), David Zimmerman (PHW Comic Maker), Nick Bertke, Jordan Brindle and Ben Stoneman. Based on the musical "Jeff Wayne's musical of War of the Worlds", This action/parody adventure follows one player's story to get to his friends before the servers crash.
Blurb
PHW Movies' third really big movie, and possibly the biggest Half-Life 2 machinima yet. Consists partially of faceposer scenes, and lots of use of Garry's Mod.
Video download(s)
download (All downloads)
In-game download
Not available

Confessions of a Security Guard

Confessions of a Security Guard
Choreographer(s)
Half a Beer Productions
Released
June 2007
Length
5:06
Synopsis
Half a Beer productions serves you a man-sized pint of Irish with a twist of menage a trois. This is a Monty Pythonesque take on the dystopian society of Half-Life 2, where our beloved Barney is (almost) the last man on Earth. Watch out for "Kenny" (oh my god), who dies a total of 5 times. It starts slowly, so give it a chance. It's a fun music video, so just sit back and let the insanity wash over you. Music by U2 and Van Morrison..
Blurb
This is our first attempt at Machinima using the Source SDK and Half-Life 2 environment. Enjoy.
Video download(s)
machinima.com (Windows Media WMV, 66MB)
In-game download
Not available

Civil Protection

Civil Protection promo image
Civil Protection promo image
Civil Protection promo image
Choreographer(s)
Ross Scott
Released
Episode 1 (Friday) - November 2006
Episode 2 (Aliens) - February 2007
Episode 3 (Shadow of A Doubt) - March 2007
Episode 4 (On a Rail) - June 2007
Length
Episode 1 - 04:00
Episode 2 - 11:08
Episode 3 - 06:10
Episode 4 - 05:55
Synopsis
A comedy series set in the Half-Life 2 universe, looking at the lives of some of the more dysfunctional Civil Protection officers.
Blurb
"As for the Civil Protection series, it's inspired by the oppressive policing force within the game Half-Life 2. It's a comedy series 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."
Video download(s)
Episode 1:
author's student webspace (Windows Media WMV, 33MB)
Filefront (Windows Media WMV, 33MB)
Creative Movies (Windows Media WMV, 33MB)
Episode 2:
author's student webspace (Windows Media WMV, 100MB)
Google video (Flash, streaming)
Youtube (part 1) (Flash, streaming)
Youtube (part 2) (Flash, streaming)
Episode 3:
author's student webspace (Windows Media WMV, 64MB)
Youtube (Flash, streaming)
Episode 4:
Filefront (Windows Media WMV, 92MB)
Youtube (Flash, streaming)
In-game download
Not available


A Few Good G-Men

A Few Good G-Men promo image
Choreographer(s)
Randall Glass
Released
July 2005
Length
5:50
Synopsis
The climactic court scene of A Few Good Men, in which Colonel Jessep (Jack Nicholson/G-Man) is grilled by Lieutenant Kaffee (Tom Cruise/Barney).
Blurb
"Hey gang, this is my first crack at making movies with the HL2 engine. I originally thought this would be a quick 'two-weeks' maximum project ('hey, the phoneme editor practically does all the work for you!'), but turned into a 2 month learning experience. I probably would have hesitated had I known what I was in for, but thought this would be a good test project (and didn't you always want to see the G-Man get grilled?)."
Video download(s)
nailbiter.net (Quicktime MOV, 41MB)
video.google.com (Flash, streaming)
In-game download
Not available

I'm Still Seeing Breen

I'm Still Seeing Breen title screen
Choreographer(s)
Paul Marino
Released
March 2005
Length
05:08
Synopsis
A machinima music video portraying some of the events in Half-Life 2 - with a singing G-Man...
Blurb
"After I completed Half-Life 2, I thought it was one of the more exceptional games I had played. Around each corner, there was yet another experience that would forever be burned into my gray matter. Afterwards, I found myself playing through some of the more exciting levels again and thought to put together a music video around it. I had been itching to put FacePoser to work, and it became obvious that a music video would be a good place to give it a try."
Video download(s)
machinima.org (Windows Media WMV, 64MB)
video.google.com (Flash, streaming)
In-game download
Not available


Daydream

Daydream
Choreographer(s)
Mystfit
Released
January 2009
Length
02:31
Synopsis
Music video set to Daydream - The Lovin' Spoonful.
Video download(s)
Youtube (Flash, streaming)
In-game download
Source & compiled map