Ambivalence [Saxxy Awards 2013 - Action]

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"A story about a team that fought till the end and didn't throw away their pride.

And a Medic who wasn't aware of the power of the (re)spawn room.

Made by me ( )
and LolVCRtape ( / )

If you liked this video, than please share it with other people and consider voting for me on Nov 18th to Nov 24th


This is our entry to the third annual saxxy awards that me and my girlfriend worked on for 4 months straight.
We both improved through this project and learned a ton from it, making the process very enjoyable.

About the video:

I always wanted to make a long video ( something that is around 5 minutes long ) so I am very happy that I could finally
accomplish it with help, that I am truly proud of. I also wanted a story that is complete and can introduce all the team members
equally. Not for last this video was made 100% in Source Filmmaker. ( expect the credits at the end )
It only uses Valve IP

What I wasn't too happy about is the fact that I had to rush several times, because of various PC problems.
Even now I don't feel too good about it. Also the story may seem too "complex" in the first minutes but I had to
rethink several scenes, because of the time limit in the rules.

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Tabajara Nov 25, 2013 @ 5:50pm 
Different SFM video, i really liked this one too.
Good luck my friend!
Befufftlefumpter Nov 25, 2013 @ 4:26am 
Woah this is just plain awesome and love that ending :) Pretty much worth voting just needs to improve on the sounds and animations a little bit :D overall its pretty good
Tephy Nov 24, 2013 @ 12:57pm 
Oh! Ok ^_^ I am glad!
Blackswordsman  [author] Nov 24, 2013 @ 12:53pm 
I think you have misunderstood my words.
I like your comment, that's why I answered it. :D
Tephy Nov 24, 2013 @ 12:40pm 
Oh, I'm sorry! I didn't mean to be too judgmental! I don’t know how to do any of that stuff myself; I was only trying to give feedback from a viewer’s stand point. I really do like the vid!
Ya, I noticed a lot of others having occasional color issues, I only asked because it just fit in so well at the end that I couldn’t tell if it really was done intentionally or not. LOL if you had said it was on purpose I would have believed it!
I think it is really cool that you were able to start with a small comedy scene and turn it into an awesome full length action entry. I will look forward to seeing more from you guys in the future!
Blackswordsman  [author] Nov 24, 2013 @ 12:15pm 
Tephy: Since you gave far more criticism than the avarage joes around here, I'm going to answer your questions.

The original idea was more of a comedy idea. ( The beginning with the Heavy and his "fall" + the Engineer/Scout scene ) But then it turned more into an action entry that had to fit into this time limit. Also you're the first person who actually saw the Teddy colour problem. :D It is some kinda glitch inside of SFM that it doesn't allow me to change the skin for that item, so it stayed red, which wasn't a bad idea considering the plot. The Medic shot's "decoration" was to show the viewer how much the Med gave up on the team because of his failures in the past. Of course, like I said in the description there were a lot more bugs and glitches happening during the process so they consumed a lot of time too.

Sadly, I cannot guarantee that, we're going to polish this video, but you may probably see a lot of videos from us in the future. ;)
Tephy Nov 24, 2013 @ 11:55am 
Loved the storyline! TF is all about the Team. Animation and voices were a little rough. The action was a little hard to follow at the end, cuz it was a bit rushed. Understandable given the time limit though. But again, I loved the plotline and how they turned it around at the end.
I like creative use of the tape recorder and taunting the medic through the teleported. The improvised airship was hilarious! Did you mean to have Teddy red? Cute way for Spy to sap the enemy ^_^ I liked it! I was kinda confused about the practical effects around the room in the beginning with the Medic, was that to show that he was drunk?
Anyway, really enjoyed the vid! Would love to see it polished up a bit to get the full effect, but you get a vote from me regardless!
overly enthusiastic forklift Nov 24, 2013 @ 4:41am 
Animation is kinda... Stop-motionistic,but the story was damn good.
(along with comedy)
overly enthusiastic forklift Nov 24, 2013 @ 4:36am 
"Where is your precious doctor now?"
overly enthusiastic forklift Nov 24, 2013 @ 4:34am 
That's moonshine!