This is my entry in the 2012 V48Hours furious filmmaking competition. The short film was written, shot and edited (including all graphical elements and VFX) within a strict 48 hour timeframe. Our assigned genre was 'Based on Urban Legend', and we had to include the following:
Character - Nicky Brick
Prop - A leaf
Line of Dialogue - 'I did that'
Camera Shot - Slo-mo
We handed our short film in with 15 minutes to spare! Unfortunately we did not make it through to the finals, and had technical issues at our screening... but the whole process represented a damn good experience (albeit a challenging one - I personally spent 24 hours straight in post-production). As for filmmaking on overdrive... bring on next year!
Thanks to teammates Sam Murray for her indispensable graphic design, Navid Brewer for his impressive 'amateur' acting chops, and Andrew Calder for his infallible 48hours spirit.
The official trailer of Portal: Prelude, the upcoming unofficial prequel to the game Portal made by myself, Nicolas "NykO18" Grevet and two friends.
Its story revolves around the pre-GlaDOS epoch, even before she was plugged in. At this time, test subjects were monitored by real Aperture Science employees, whose work was tedious, lengthy and repetitive. This is why they decided to build a great artificial intelligence that could both replace them in these difficult tasks, and also take responsibility for many other tasks within the complex and compete with Black Mesa's superiority. All employees of the Aperture Science complex are now eagerly awaiting GlaDOS. Maybe even a little too eagerly, as the upcoming events will tell...
This game is totally free and set to be released somewhere around the end of september 2008. It offers a bit more gameplay hours than the original Portal, with 8 chapters, 48 challenges, 6 advanced maps, a brand new storyline and more than 400 lines of speech with english and french subtitles.
Remember kids, it's not just a mappack, it's a whole new story, and I hope that you'll appreciate the work done for you.
Also, thanks to Vimeo for making such an incredible website which actually respects video quality.