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' ELEPHANTS DREAM '
' Elephants Dream ', worlds first Open Movie which was finally
realized using powerful graphic rendering engine such as Blender is
released to public under Creative Commons license. The short film was
created by the Orange Open Movie Project studio in Amsterdam during
2005/2006, bringing together a diverse team of artists and developers
from all over the world.
You can download the movie in different formats. Sound tracks and
images are also available. A video documentary is also ready for
I am including the official press release.
May 18, 2006
For Immediate Release
Elephants Dream, internet release of the first 3D 'Open Movie'
(Blender Foundation, Amsterdam, the Netherlands) - The 3D animated
short 'Elephants Dream' will today be released as a free and public
download. This is the final stage of a successfully completed Open
Movie project which has been community-financed, using only Open
Source tools, and opening up the movie itself as well as the entire
studio database for everyone to re-use and learn from. The movie and
production files are licensed as âEURœCreative Commons
Attribution 2.5", which only requires a proper crediting for public
screening, re-using and distribution.
In the past weeks, the donating sponsors have received the dual DVD
set of this project in their mailbox. This DVD set remains for sale
via the blender.org e-shop as support product for future Open Movie
projects. The Blender Foundation is committed to start working on
similar projects soon.
The movie files and download mirrors can be accessed here:
Elephants Dream is the culmination of the Orange Open Movie Project,
produced by the Blender Foundation and the Netherlands Media Art
Institute. The project was conceived to help develop and establish the
capabilities of the Blender 3D open source tool for the creation of
cinema quality animation.
The film tells the story of Emo and Proog, two people with different
visions of the surreal world in which they live. Viewers are taken on
a journey through that world, full of strange mechanical birds,
stunning technological vistas and machinery that seems to have a life
of its own.
'Elephants Dream' features the voice talents of renowned Dutch movie
actors Tygo Gernandt and Cas Jansen, as well as an original score by
German composer Jan Morgenstern. The short brought together the
talents of a team of artists from countries as diverse as Syria,
Germany, Australia, Finland, and the Netherlands. In addition to the
performances of the cast and creative efforts of the lead artists,
Elephants Dream has had the assistance of hundreds of individuals
across the world who contributed a variety of work such as programming
additional functionality for Blender, creating textures used in some
of the scenes, and providing international translations for the DVD
The files have been released on two DVDs with the movie in PAL, NTSC
and HD formats, a making-of documentary, and all of the studio files.
The DVDs were shipped in early May 2006. As promised, shortly after,
the movie and database of source material is now available for public
download as well.
Studio Orange team:
Director: Bassam Kurdali (Syria /USA),
Art Director: Andreas Goralczyk (Germany)
Lead Artists: Matt Ebb (Australia), Bastian Salmela (Finland), Lee
Technical Director: Toni Alatalo (Finland)
For more information:
Chairman, Blender Foundation
- Tinku Sampath
> Thanks much for your quick response. Is it possible for you to
> post it to Chennai? Can someone from Chennai volunteer to help
> AID Chennai with IT@School installation.
Kindly attend the next ILUGC Meet (mostly on 10th Jun). I hope, you
can find some guys with your freq.
FYI: NRC-FOSS is successfully included one(!) FOSS Intro "elective"
course in Anna Univ, TN. Hoping to convert some of the lab class to
use FOSS Tools.