Ballad of Black Mesa

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Ballad of Black Mesa is a fan video created by Zachariah Scott (also known as Ronald The Cock), released February 25th, 2007 under Mighty Crane Films. The video features a combination of iPod aesthetics with Stomp-esque music. The music is created completely out of sound effects from Half-Life 2 including gun sounds, speech and other sound effects. The music itself can be described as techno. The video elements are based on characters and objects from Half-Life 2 using silhouettes of black and whites, the style featured in iPod commercials. Since the video does use elements generated from 3d models in the game setting, this video can also be considered machinima.

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