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Chell Explores The World Outside of Aperture in This Gorgeous Short

We featured a work in progress last week, the beginnings of a music video looking at Chell's life after Aperture.

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Zachariah Scott has finished his work now, and sent the new link along to us. "After Aperture" is a slow, meditative, thoughtful look at Chell from outside the first person perspective. What exactly does one do with one's life after a couple hundred years down at Aperture Science?

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Scott has added notes on his source of inspiration, as well as a few asides on the limits of Source Filmmaker. There are only so many assets available for Chell (as generally one plays Portal in first person), and that limited the available shots. But the Companion Cube really is that large, to scale. All in all, it adds up to a lovely take on a character whose thoughts we rarely get to see.

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CharginTarge
CharginTarge

The song seems to be very popular among the Half-Life machinimas. Is there any reason for this?