In connection with the release of “Meet the Pyro“, Valve also released the same video-making program previously utilized for their cinematic trailers and videos by Valve animators for years. The program is called Source Filmmaker and available for free download on Steam. According to Valve, many of their popular videos such as Portal 2‘s Cave Johnson “Investment Opportunities” and Team Fortress 2‘s “Meet the Team” videos have all utilized Source Filmmaker.
Since the release, many Valve fans have taken advantage of their new tool to tell stories and animate ideas from their favorite games. Some big names have been uploading videos using the program, such as BioWare cinematic designer Zachariah Scott. But some of the most astounding results have come from average gamers and fans, and this compilation includes some of my personal favorites from individuals of varying skill and experience.
(Just a heads up, this is going to be a mostly TF2-centric video post)