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Conveying Meaning, "HOME or: A Frag-Film"
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HOME or: A Frag-Film

Many months ago I became interested in the idea that frag videos could not only be small little moments, but rather serve as an underlying statement of something greater - and as such, I set out to at least try to tackle what some people would proclaim as a stagnant medium.

I've always believed that there's this human desire for puzzles and enigmas. And even if there are only a few that can shape a comprehensive understanding and meaning, the ones that do can hopefully reach satisfaction and joy from watching. I realize that there will be mixed opinions, but I would encourage a watch from the start till end, as strange as it might sound.

Enjoy it, or don't. But thanks for watching either way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34aalcsV6QM

[img]https://image.prntscr.com/image/PmVHD7RaR3KOuU28MiVS1A.png[/img]
[h]HOME or: A Frag-Film[/h]

Many months ago I became interested in the idea that frag videos could not only be small little moments, but rather serve as an underlying statement of something greater - and as such, I set out to at least try to tackle what some people would proclaim as a stagnant medium.

I've always believed that there's this human desire for puzzles and enigmas. And even if there are only a few that can shape a comprehensive understanding and meaning, the ones that do can hopefully reach satisfaction and joy from watching. I realize that there will be mixed opinions, but I would encourage a watch from the start till end, as strange as it might sound.

Enjoy it, or don't. But thanks for watching either way.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34aalcsV6QM[/youtube]
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#2
14 Frags +

OH MY GOD THE JET

OH MY GOD THE JET
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#3
6 Frags +

first frag vid to give me a nightmare

first frag vid to give me a nightmare
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#4
22 Frags +

https://i.gyazo.com/7a82fbc059793778821419c553116c6d.png

For the entirety of the film.

[img]https://i.gyazo.com/7a82fbc059793778821419c553116c6d.png[/img]

For the entirety of the film.
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#5
10 Frags +

break it down for us brainlets

break it down for us brainlets
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#6
6 Frags +

what emotion and thoughts was i supposed to feel while viewing this

what emotion and thoughts was i supposed to feel while viewing this
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#7
7 Frags +

I'm not the type of person that usually says this but watching this at 5 am was a mistake

I'm not the type of person that usually says this but watching this at 5 am was a mistake
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#8
13 Frags +

i took a cinema class this semester and it really made me appreciate a lot of aspects of older cinema as well as deeper meaning and it's honestly the wierdest thing to get even a feeling of that from something tf2 related but i do with this video. it's something i honestly enjoyed not only because it gave me that feeling but because it's different from pretty much anything we've seen in tf2 so far. good going with this. great music too

i took a cinema class this semester and it really made me appreciate a lot of aspects of older cinema as well as deeper meaning and it's honestly the wierdest thing to get even a feeling of that from something tf2 related but i do with this video. it's something i honestly enjoyed not only because it gave me that feeling but because it's different from pretty much anything we've seen in tf2 so far. good going with this. great music too
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#9
3 Frags +

i really don't get what this is about. Maybe im just braindead from finals this week but the frags then the quake gameplay then the chess man boy i should really be studying. Either way i can tell you put a lot of time and effort into this and for that i commend you

i really don't get what this is about. Maybe im just braindead from finals this week but the frags then the quake gameplay then the chess man boy i should really be studying. Either way i can tell you put a lot of time and effort into this and for that i commend you
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#10
-3 Frags +

"fRaGgEd and produced by Treetoon"

"fRaGgEd and produced by Treetoon"
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#11
5 Frags +

This was actually such a fantastic creation, in my eyes. I didn't know what to expect, and while it initially struck me as odd, I'm glad I watched the entire thing.
The cinematography was unique and felt enjoyable, as well as the music. I'm not too sure what exact emotions or ideas this expressed, but to me, I felt that it commemorates striving for excellence in whatever you do, and to enjoy this act of engaging in what you're doing and dedicating yourself to; to feel truly at 'home'. It really complemented the whole idea of the 'beauty of excellence' that I understand it conveys. In a way, it's very triumphant and bittersweet. I feel that the interview with Fischer at the end sums up what it represents. I might be rambling on about nothing, but either way, I enjoyed it and would love to see more creations of this style.

This was actually such a fantastic creation, in my eyes. I didn't know what to expect, and while it initially struck me as odd, I'm glad I watched the entire thing.
The cinematography was unique and felt enjoyable, as well as the music. I'm not too sure what exact emotions or ideas this expressed, but to me, I felt that it commemorates striving for excellence in whatever you do, and to enjoy this act of engaging in what you're doing and dedicating yourself to; to feel truly at 'home'. It really complemented the whole idea of the 'beauty of excellence' that I understand it conveys. In a way, it's very triumphant and bittersweet. I feel that the interview with Fischer at the end sums up what it represents. I might be rambling on about nothing, but either way, I enjoyed it and would love to see more creations of this style.
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#12
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While I will conclude that it relates to the current state of e-sports and its inherent skill ceiling, I believe that construing it would undermine it. I really appreciate the feedback, both the positives and the negatives; ultimately, all I can do is hope that it was enjoyable for most. Disregarding its meaning, I'm interested in knowing if the conception or mechanic of switching pov from fragger to fragged has been used extensively before.

While I will conclude that it relates to the current state of e-sports and its inherent skill ceiling, I believe that construing it would undermine it. I really appreciate the feedback, both the positives and the negatives; ultimately, all I can do is hope that it was enjoyable for most. Disregarding its meaning, I'm interested in knowing if the conception or mechanic of switching pov from fragger to fragged has been used extensively before.
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#13
2 Frags +

In memory of maidos? What happened? :(

In memory of maidos? What happened? :(
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#14
14 Frags +

is this just a very elaborate troll or are people really ascending from watching a hipster fragmovie

is this just a very elaborate troll or are people really ascending from watching a hipster fragmovie
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#15
16 Frags +

4:17 with this music sync you've managed to equate the heroism and sacrifice of the British military and the civilian fleet at Dunkirk with a demo doing a pogo to block middle. Not entirely sure how I feel about this.

EDIT: ok I watched the rest and there's no way this isn't a troll although admittedly an elaborate one lmao

4:17 with this music sync you've managed to equate the heroism and sacrifice of the British military and the civilian fleet at Dunkirk with a demo doing a pogo to block middle. Not entirely sure how I feel about this.

EDIT: ok I watched the rest and there's no way this isn't a troll although admittedly an elaborate one lmao
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#16
2 Frags +

sorry but you could replace the dunkirk soundtrack with polski hard bass and have just another fragmovie in the first half at least

sorry but you could replace the dunkirk soundtrack with polski hard bass and have just another fragmovie in the first half at least
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#17
-12 Frags +

this has to be a troll

this has to be a troll
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#18
4 Frags +

I don't like it/can't take it seriously = it must be a troll video

This is the first time I've seen fragger/fragged POV switching. Closest thing is maybe when two players both airshot a target and the cam switches between their POVs. The mechanic confused me a little at first but I came to understand that switching between black bars and not black bars = POV switch to fragged player.

I don't like it/can't take it seriously = it must be a troll video

This is the first time I've seen fragger/fragged POV switching. Closest thing is maybe when two players both airshot a target and the cam switches between their POVs. The mechanic confused me a little at first but I came to understand that switching between black bars and not black bars = POV switch to fragged player.
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#19
6 Frags +
nuzeIn memory of maidos? What happened? :(

Maidos was regrettably diagnosed with cancer two years ago :(

[quote=nuze]In memory of maidos? What happened? :([/quote]

Maidos was regrettably diagnosed with cancer two years ago :(
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#20
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Eemes4:17 with this music sync you've managed to equate the heroism and sacrifice of the British military and the civilian fleet at Dunkirk with a demo doing a pogo to block middle. Not entirely sure how I feel about this.

EDIT: ok I watched the rest and there's no way this isn't a troll although admittedly an elaborate one lmao

Or he just enjoys the movie's soundtrack and wanted to sync the block with the music...

[quote=Eemes]4:17 with this music sync you've managed to equate the heroism and sacrifice of the British military and the civilian fleet at Dunkirk with a demo doing a pogo to block middle. Not entirely sure how I feel about this.

EDIT: ok I watched the rest and there's no way this isn't a troll although admittedly an elaborate one lmao[/quote]

Or he just enjoys the movie's soundtrack and wanted to sync the block with the music...
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#21
13 Frags +
Eemes4:17 with this music sync you've managed to equate the heroism and sacrifice of the British military and the civilian fleet at Dunkirk with a demo doing a pogo to block middle.

I don't mean to elucidate, but I can assure you that this is about the Brittish military and the civilian fleet at Dunkirk as much as PREM by CUBE is about starry eyes and spending the night out.

[quote=Eemes]4:17 with this music sync you've managed to equate the heroism and sacrifice of the British military and the civilian fleet at Dunkirk with a demo doing a pogo to block middle. [/quote]

I don't mean to elucidate, but I can assure you that this is about the Brittish military and the civilian fleet at Dunkirk as much as PREM by CUBE is about starry eyes and spending the night out.
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#22
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K I N O

K I N O
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#23
4 Frags +

Loved the intro, like you're some sort of shark stalking his preys before you jump, and loved the gully block play

I'm not too familiar with Hans Zimmer music but I could have sworn at least the first two tracks were seamless, pretty good stuff there. The "stressful" first music also goes well with your mouse shaking all over the place lol

One enjoyable video for sure, I guess your message is that tf2, and esports, and games in general, are your -and our- home? Everyone united by going beyond themselves, big plays, and airshots? At least that's what I got.

Is it just your hobby or do you do things related with image IRL?

Loved the intro, like you're some sort of shark stalking his preys before you jump, and loved the gully block play

I'm not too familiar with Hans Zimmer music but I could have sworn at least the first two tracks were seamless, pretty good stuff there. The "stressful" first music also goes well with your mouse shaking all over the place lol

One enjoyable video for sure, I guess your message is that tf2, and esports, and games in general, are your -and our- home? Everyone united by going beyond themselves, big plays, and airshots? At least that's what I got.

Is it just your hobby or do you do things related with image IRL?
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#24
2 Frags +

treetoon, in my eyes you are a president and scholar of many talents
also, kinda reminded me of sex survey results, which is probably the greatest amateur cinema of our time

https://youtu.be/KgmoMO66uPg?t=16414

treetoon, in my eyes you are a president and scholar of many talents
also, kinda reminded me of sex survey results, which is probably the greatest amateur cinema of our time

https://youtu.be/KgmoMO66uPg?t=16414
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#25
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treetoonEemes4:17 with this music sync you've managed to equate the heroism and sacrifice of the British military and the civilian fleet at Dunkirk with a demo doing a pogo to block middle.
I don't mean to elucidate, but I can assure you that this is about the Brittish military and the civilian fleet at Dunkirk as much as PREM by CUBE is about starry eyes and spending the night out.

Firstly this is a stupid comparison because there are no lyrics to the Dunkirk soundtrack - the main importance of what is conveyed by the music in both videos is the underlying tone. As in most fragvideos, the music of PREM by CUBE is upbeat and lighthearted, reflecting the fun and impressive but nonetheless not hugely important nature of the content. Hearing that music, which brings to my mind such an epic and moving scene, played over any footage of videogames is absurd to the point of hilarity.

[quote=treetoon][quote=Eemes]4:17 with this music sync you've managed to equate the heroism and sacrifice of the British military and the civilian fleet at Dunkirk with a demo doing a pogo to block middle. [/quote]

I don't mean to elucidate, but I can assure you that this is about the Brittish military and the civilian fleet at Dunkirk as much as PREM by CUBE is about starry eyes and spending the night out.[/quote]
Firstly this is a stupid comparison because there are no lyrics to the Dunkirk soundtrack - the main importance of what is conveyed by the music in both videos is the underlying tone. As in most fragvideos, the music of PREM by CUBE is upbeat and lighthearted, reflecting the fun and impressive but nonetheless not hugely important nature of the content. Hearing that music, which brings to my mind such an epic and moving scene, played over any footage of videogames is absurd to the point of hilarity.
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