SFM - Family Business [Saxxy Awards 2013]

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"My submission for the third annual Saxxy Awards in the "Drama" category!

Taking place in the original Meet the Family universe, a notorious mafia gang known as "The Family" terrorizes the streets of Soviet Russia, causing fear and dread wherever they go. Can anybody stop the madness?!?!?!


I would like to thank MaxOfS2D for providing the walk animations for the Soldiers, Heavy and Spy, and giving technical assistance!

I would also like to thank the creators of the Civilian, Administrator and Thompson models!

Civilian and Administrator models:

Danielawesomo - Animation/Textures
Enron - Model
Strelok and xlongwayhome - Sounds

And last but not least I would like to thank Valve for releasing the Source Filmmaker and their IP for free use!


Questions and answers:

"Why do the civilians not move?", you might ask. Their lack of animation is a reference to a glitch in the video game Team Fortress 2 known as the "Civilian Glitch". Read more about it here: http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Civilian

"I am Russian, and what they are saying doesn't mean anything!" That is absolutely true. I speak no Russian what so ever, and have mostly no idea what they are saying. The only reference I had was the name of the audio file. However, I did pay attention to voice intonation, to match the mood and length of whatever they are saying as best I could. At times I even spliced several sentences together, or stopped them mid-sentence because it sounded more like what I wanted them to say.
I made this choice so I could make the characters say things that are otherwise impossible with the existing dialogue from TF2.
I remembered that people were very fond of the Downfall parodies where Hitler is informed that the enemy has broken through a wide front, so I believed the idea of making up fake subtitles to give a scene a new meaning, would not be too foreign.


I hope you liked the video! If you did and want to show me your support, please vote :)"
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Doug Dimmadank Nov 24, 2013 @ 10:43pm 
Heavy be all like"Shoot that hatless mo'fucka"! And then spy be all like fuck you solda' bitch"! And then solda's be dead and then the others be like"We go' shit our pants"! And then they be like 'Glack, 'Glack' And then they be like "Fuckin' Camera"! Then they be some stupid communist mo' fucka's like watchin' tv, wait they got tv in Russia? I thought they got like a box with some paper taped to it? Anyway, then they be like "Damn Heavy bitch be meanin' bidness"!
Tephy Nov 24, 2013 @ 5:52pm 
Great drama! You don't even need to understand what is being said, the action kind of speaks for itself. Subtitles are still a good option if you have anything specific you want them to say. I think it would be nice to know what they are saying on the TV since it is what captures the attention of the soon to be heroes. If you hadn't made a note about the civilians I wouldn’t have gotten the reference, but if that is a well known thing, that’s fine. I think having them move would make them more lifelike and therefore more dramatic that they are being killed, but shooting one of his own soldiers gets the point of brutality across already. I like the expressions of the soldiers, their nervousness and even the dead one’s face is telling. Great job! I am interested in seeing what happens next!
Creatures Lie Here Nov 24, 2013 @ 2:08pm 
Pretty good Saxxy entry, but the worst thing you could possibly do is submit a "masterpiece" to be reviewed and have it end with "To Be Continued Because Actually the Story is Unfinished". Looks kind of unprofessional, great entry nonetheless.
Phaïl™ Nov 24, 2013 @ 12:26pm 
Dammit! it's actually so good, it makes me wanna see the 2nd part. but subtitles would help. Good one
♫ Zedilian ♫ Nov 24, 2013 @ 11:34am 
If you don't know russian, don't freakin' make a video based on it.
Naniwa Nov 24, 2013 @ 10:51am 
Wesley Nov 24, 2013 @ 10:43am 
Love it!
Jimo Nov 24, 2013 @ 10:21am 
Even though I understand the civilian reference, I still think it would have been better animated. It just looks unfinished in its current state, which is a shame because everything else is so good.
None Nov 24, 2013 @ 8:35am 
best sfm creation ever! win the saxxy your video its good
Hun_Tzu Nov 24, 2013 @ 6:14am 
You need to tell people - first thing in the description - to turn on the subtitles, or set the video to do it automatically if possible. :( I absolutely loved it once I turned the subtitles on.

The backgrounds, effects, and facial animations are the best I have seen, and that first shot is perfectly photorealistic!

If you do speak Russian, I would think that is a problem, and maybe you just have to turn the sound down to almost nothing. I do not speak Russian, and can accept these are the best voices he has the ability to add.

(P.S. I got the civilian joke, but would have a slight preference to not having it)