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Announcing the Top Picks of December, 2019 & January, 2020!


Hey everyone! It's been a while since our last post — roughly two months has passed, and unfortunately, some things happened that ultimately marked our last initiative a total failure and resulted in us postponing our monthly selections due to a rather long list of reasons. Fear no more! Now that 2020 is in full motion, we're ready to present the first set of picks we made!

However, before we start, it's important to note that it would've been unfair to artists that we wanted to pick back in January if we don't mention them. So, this one time we'll have a double-feature. Now, without further ado, let's get down to the picks!

Since it's going to be a rather long post, for the sake of simplicity, we're going to provide these links for faster access:

December, 2019 — Discord Server picks: [back to top]

A poster by Dan Strogg
A poster by Dan Strogg (Steam)

A poster by Memesoon
A poster by Memesoon (Explosive Barrels | Steam | Reddit | Twitter)

A poster by Mr. Filmz
A poster by Mr. Filmz (Explosive Barrels | Steam | Reddit | YouTube)

“hi missed me?” by A Tomato
“hi missed me?” by A Tomato (Explosive Barrels | Steam | Reddit | YouTube)

A poster by Martin Freeman#2020
A poster by Martin Freeman#2020

December, 2019 — /r/SFM picks: [back to top]

“Operation Nimrod” by /u/chowder200
“Operation Nimrod” by /u/chowder200

“Black Mesa East Disaster” by Auditor
“Black Mesa East Disaster” by Auditor (Steam | Reddit)

A poster by /u/LilsauceLegend223
A poster by /u/LilsauceLegend223

“Peace and Quiet” by /u/MORS0V
“Peace and Quiet” by /u/MORS0V

January, 2020 — Discord Server picks: [back to top]

An animation by MaxLebled
An animation by MaxLebled (Steam | Reddit | Twitter | YouTube)

A poster by Kenway
A poster by Kenway (DeviantArt)

“damn i sure wish kurt russell was here” by EdwardNigma
“damn i sure wish kurt russell was here” by EdwardNigma (Explosive Barrels | Steam | Reddit)

“Bulldozer takes on a new job after failing to capture the Payday gang” by Freasaloz
“Bulldozer takes on a new job after failing to capture the Payday gang” by Freasaloz (Steam | Reddit | YouTube)

“Ay” by snegyrys#9560
“Ay” by snegyrys#9560

January, 2020 — /r/SFM picks: [back to top]

“Hello There” by /u/MORS0V
“Hello There” by /u/MORS0V

“Fleet action” by /u/snegyrys
“Fleet action” by /u/snegyrys

“Zero Point Energy Field” by a Reddit User
“Zero Point Energy Field” by a Reddit User

“Border” by Atlas
“Border” by Atlas (Explosive Barrels | Reddit | DeviantArt | YouTube)

A poster by /u/Szonar
A poster by /u/Szonar

“How they filmed the character selection intros in Apex Legends” by anonymousgamer
“How they filmed the character selection intros in Apex Legends” by anonymousgamer (Explosive Barrels | Steam | Reddit | YouTube)

Did you like what you saw? Let us know in the comments! Want to be a part of the next list? Post your poster or animation either on our subreddit, or on the Discord server, or even better, on the forums humbly provided to us by the Explosive Barrels Community.

See you next month!
The SFM Hub Team

Top Picks of November 2019


November has just wrapped up, so it's time for us to present you a list of exciting artworks and posters, animations and short movies made by the community and for the community in Source Filmmaker!

As usual, here are our top 5 picks of the best content posted on our Discord server:

“My wife vored the kids”
“My wife vored the kids” by Probably Not (Steam)

A poster by Auditor
A poster by Auditor (Steam | Reddit)

A poster by Atlas
A poster by Atlas (Explosive Barrels | Reddit | DeviantArt | YouTube)

A poster by SIOMO
A poster by SIOMO (Explosive Barrels)

“BANG TCHACK WOOSH”
“BANG TCHACK WOOSH” by SunkenR (Steam | Twitter)

And a hand-picked selection of top 10 submissions from /r/SFM subreddit, which we own, as well!

I've noticed that after Expiration Date a lot of people wished for TF2 TV series... (trailer in December)
“I've noticed that after Expiration Date a lot of people wished for TF2 TV series... (trailer in December)” by /u/ReCommN

“Maggots Like You”
“Maggots Like You” by /u/wtfzap

“Tools of the trade”
“Come over here...” by /u/nayakri

That way
“That way” by /u/mineyourbrains

“The Digging Date”
“The Digging Date” by /u/Ch0rky

“Plant yerself on that darn point, mister!”
“Plant yerself on that darn point, mister!” by /u/thegamedenerd

“Pink”
“Pink” by Arsen (Explosive Barrels | Steam | Reddit | Twitter)

“Journey (Scenebuild)”
“Journey”, a scenebuild by Atlas (Explosive Barrels | Reddit | DeviantArt | YouTube)

“Shadow The Hedgehog”
“Shadow The Hedgehog” by /u/reizmortiimatii

Top Picks of October 2019


October has just wrapped up, so it's time for us to present you a list of exciting artworks and posters, animations and short movies made by the community and for the community in Source Filmmaker!

As usual, here are our top 5 picks of the best content posted on our Discord server:

A poster by Kenway
A poster by Kenway (DeviantArt)

“FRICKING HERETICS”
“FRICKING HERETICS” by snegyrys#9560

A poster by Karimov
A poster by Karimov (Explosive Barrels | Reddit)

A poster by PixelEgor
A poster by PixelEgor (Explosive Barrels | Reddit)

A poster by Freddo#7819
A poster by Freddo#7819

And a hand-picked selection of top 10 submissions from /r/SFM subreddit, which we own, as well!


“Car Ride” by Brihives (Reddit | YouTube) — a rendered shot of a movie they are undertaking.

horse man
“horse man” by /u/Alpha_Fam

“1989”
“1989”, a scenebuild by Atlas (Explosive Barrels | Reddit | DeviantArt | YouTube)

“Tools of the trade”
“Tools of the trade”, a high-res 4K wallpaper by /u/KazuTheVulpine

Bell Soldier
“Bell Soldier” by /u/Actually_Axl (Steam)

Zombie apocalypse
“Zombie apocalypse” by /u/saintseiya06

“The Aztec Warrior”
“The Aztec Warrior” by /u/ENGLANDISMYCITY7_7

“Holding connector”
“Holding connector” by /u/SF_Commander

“Skeleton Soldiers”
“Skeleton Soldiers” by Harry101UK (Reddit | YouTube)

“Laa laa”
“Laa laa” by /u/Axzbullseye

Also, a couple of posts worth a honorable mention:

  • WARNING - NSFW! Sacrifice, a high resolution 4K poster by /u/Wazzu02: even though we don't feature adult and suggestive content in our picks, no one said we can't mention it. *wink* Anyway, it's just... good, and it would be a shame to let this nice artwork slide under the radar!
  • A work-in-progress open source Source Filmmaker replacement by Silverlan running on his own Pragma Engine — while not being an artwork or an animation, it certainly is worth looking for. It would be too anti-patriotic to openly bash SFM on its own safe heaven, but let's face the reality: the program is running on a very outdated build of Source Engine, which has been outdated itself for the past decade. Eventually, it should be phased out by Source2 and its SFM2 counterpart of SFM, but while this isn't happening, and uncertain if it ever happens, so perhaps, supporting Silverlan via Patreon may result in us receiving “SFM2” a tad bit earlier.
  • Last, but not least, the “Cloud Odyssey” movie commissioned by Oracle has been finally completed and uploaded for the public to see; this is probably the biggest commercial SFM project to date.

Just in case you would like to return and look at this month's picks again, we've set up a special featured showcases page, which lists all content that we have ever featured, starting from September, 2019.

Did you like what you saw? Let us know in the comments! Want to be a part of the next list? Post your poster or animation either on our subreddit, or on the Discord server, or even better, on the forums humbly provided to us by the Explosive Barrels Community.

See you next month!
The SFM Hub Team

Welcome to the Source Filmmaker Community Hub!

Hello, and welcome to the Source Filmmaker Community Hub!

We are glad to introduce you to the best source for curated content, guides and tutorials for Valve’s in-house movie-making tool, Source Filmmaker.

As of current, the Hub will be used for news and updates from the community, showcases, featured works and assets, and more, one of which includes the recently-announced Tip of the Day video series — based on the original tutorials of Jimer Lins, this new series is devoted to making the best possible tutorials for users of any amount of experience! This series will cover everything based around the program and will help guide users to a better understanding of the software, update on which we'll be posting soon. Here.

This is currently a work-in-progress, so stay tuned for more to come!

See you soon!

-- The SFM Community Hub Staff