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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sintel: A Blender movie

I was stunned by an incredible movie produced by the Blender foundation a few days ago. This movie truly felt like a masterpiece to me. The movie was only 15 minutes long, but it felt like it was an hour long. I mean that in the most respectful way possible. I felt like at the end of the movie that I had bonded with the main characters, and that their struggles connected with me on a deep emotional level.

On a technical level I was visually blown out of my seat. I remember a time when in the early days of CGI(computer generated imagery), that watching a characters lips move while listening to them was almost painful. The way the characters moved seemed so life-like. I also really enjoyed the Celtic sounding music. This could be because I am descended from Nordic people. 

For those of you who may not yet have heard of Blender, or the Blender foundation; Blender is a piece of Open-source software capable of stunning 3D animation.
a you-tube video on the making of Sintel with Blender.

You-tube is full of tutorials to help independent animators/artists Learn how to create awe inspiring works of art.

Below I have am embedding from you-tube the first and second movie's created from the Open movie project:

Elephants dream
This was the first Open Movie project, that was created in 2006.

Big Bucky Bunny
Big Bucky Bunny was the first Open Movie, that I saw back in 2008.

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