I hope you enjoy my first movie. I chose the name "Metamorphosis" because
I wanted something that sounded unique, plus I felt it was a good way to
describe how much my style of play has changed since I first started
Huffyuv for rendering raw footage
XVID for final render
LAME mp3 for audio
I don't generally record pub footage. Everything you see in this video
was recorded on a locked server. Most of the Team Deathmatch clips are
from the 2v2 division of CAL. Nothing in the video was staged or planned
ahead of time, and the outtake footage was recorded either mid-match or on
the spur of the moment. Clips are in no specific order. Some are quite old,
while others are fairly current.
SPECIAL THANKS TO...
A. It's me...that name is just an alias I use on occasion, usually
during 2v2 matches.
Q. Why did you include the HUD with the names of the people getting
fragged? Are you trying to embarrass them or show off?
A. Not at all, every player has a unique style and when I watch a
HL2DM video I like to see who is playing, even more so if I recognize
the opponent. These are the players I met in private matches, hence
they made the video. Most of the players in my movie have fragged
me more than I have fragged them, I have no problem admitting that.
Play deathmatch...get fragged, it's just the nature of the game.
Q. How do I make a HL2DM movie?
A. Visit www.hl2dm-university.com. Many talented video makers post on the
forums there and you will get lots of help and advice.
Q. Do you hack? Your sprint wasnt going down/you knew where your opponent
was coming from!
A. You can conserve sprint by learning advanced movement. Prediction is
misleading because in some cases I just respawned and knew where my
opponent was, other times I had communication with my teammate guiding
me. A few times you have to look really close to see the giveaway (red
dot from RPG or tiny glimpse of opponent).
Q. What, no nicely smoothed crossbow banks and recams?
A. I got burned out and was too lazy to learn smoothing well. Maybe next
Q. What the hell is that first track/last track?
A. The first track is some random song I had on my hard drive. I don't know
the name or the artist, all I know is that it is from a western movie.
The last track is from "The Goodies", a British TV show I used to watch
as a kid. Song dedicated to the S-UK clan ;)