Live Action Fan Made Short Half-Life: Origins

It’s time to go back where it all started. Black Mesa is the research facility where Dr. Freeman decided that it was time to pick up the crowbar. This fan made short by the name of, Half-Life: Origins, aims to take you back to the events of Half-life 1. So, let’s get on the train and keep our limbs inside at all times.

Half-Life Origins is an independent short by Infectious Designer.

Everyone remembers the first time they stepped onto the Black Mesa Transit System and into the shoes of the unexpected hero, Gordon Freeman. Half-Life Origins is a short film that takes you back to where it all began.

Director’s Note: After 10+ years since it’s release, if you ever go back and replay the original Half-Life, it doesn’t look anything like you remember. The graphics are horrible compared to present day games, but years ago it blew my mind. This video plays with that contrast. I incorporated a fusion of live action and CG environments that give it a semi-realistic look, but also not realistic at the same time. Hope you enjoy it!