Saxxy Awards Entry 2012 - "Once Upon A Time In 2fort" - SFM

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Didn't use any software aside from SFM, and didn't use any copyrighted materials (outside of Valve's IPs).

It was really difficult to get the 5 minutes limit on this movie, but I did it. :) Made a lot of improvements, added hats (as promised), reanimated some scenes to make them look better and as a lot of you requested - added music.

I'm really happy with the way the movie turned out, but for some reason I doubt I can win against professional animators, since I never studied animation and made my first animated movie 3 months ago, when SFM came out.

Still I feel very proud to be taking part in this amazing competition -- Annual Saxxy Awards 2012!

To all my subscribers -- thank you for all the kind words and support you've been giving me in the past months, I'd never been able to make this without you guys!

If you're a new subscriber -- stay tuned for more awesome stuff. I can't make videos often, but when I do I try to make it worth your time.

Once Upon A Time In 2fort -- Part 2 is coming in a couple of months! It will be a final chapter in this series. After that I'll continue making videos as long as I keep getting more viewers. I already have a couple of ideas for future SFM videos.

As for the rest of the gaming videos -- they're also coming! Not a lot of videos, but I think they're really funny.

So... Wish me luck guys, hopefully I'll get at least a honorable mention on TF2 website, because making this was a real challenge for me. And If you think it's worth voting for -- I'd be very grateful if you did!

P.S. And I'd like to thank Valve for releasing SFM, and making my cinematography dreams come true!

Edit: A screenshot with PART 2 session file:"
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sc #bones Sep 14, 2014 @ 8:56am 
Sexy.KOT, for the 2014 saxxy awards do the Ghosts From The Past part 2

It will obviously win as Action, or even drama (?)
ORB Dec 10, 2012 @ 8:42am 
This was really good. So sad it didn't win. Should've at least been nominated.
KOT  [author] Dec 2, 2012 @ 3:46am 
Uh guys, you can't vote anymore... Winners already have been announced. Thanks for supporting me though!
Captain Hell Knight Dec 2, 2012 @ 3:45am 
''simply purchase a game from the Steam store, redeem a Gift on Steam, complete a microtransaction, or activate a retail game on Steam.'' I have activated a retail game, I have the Orange Box, what is this mould!
Mancho Dec 1, 2012 @ 8:19pm 
WTF? I've Left4Dead2 and I can't vote
sorry for what Dec 1, 2012 @ 11:08am 
I cant vote bcuz i dont have sufficient privileges, but i have bought keys on TF.
Transit Nov 26, 2012 @ 1:56pm 
LEMME GUESS. the spy picked up some of the sentry/dispenser scraps to regen his dead ringer. Then killed the one red engie. Thats why the heavy didnt say a thing about the spy.
Vic Nov 26, 2012 @ 1:22pm 
Very well made, but the pacing is a bit off, and the animation can be very stiff and slow at times. Still, it's got my vote!
LitheFider Nov 26, 2012 @ 12:28pm 
I liked things like the facial animations, close ups, and framing, but a lot of your lack of animation experiences shows in the floaty / too static body animation when looking at the whole character (which is a typical flaw of inexperienced animators). For example the spy firing around 3:30 stayed in the same static standing pose, it was not dramatic enough for the scene, even if you were going for deadpan spy he would have leaned into it more and changed his stance. Also the Engineer at 4:15 beating him up had some major lack of gravity on his footing. Basically overall you need snappier animation (You DID have a lot of nice snap going on from 1:41 - 2:45, do more of that!). And remember even if a scene is slow, that doesn't mean ‘floaty’, watch those animation curves and think of your timing. I am an animation BFA so I say all this with the utmost constructive crit, I took the time to do it because you got a lot of good going on, keep at it! :)
Alextimes ITA Nov 26, 2012 @ 9:11am 
Te video is very good, but I can't say it's perfect oly because engineers died....